[Zope-CVS] CVS: Packages/zpkgtools/doc - quickstart.txt:1.5

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fred at zope.com
Fri May 21 11:39:46 EDT 2004

Update of /cvs-repository/Packages/zpkgtools/doc
In directory cvs.zope.org:/tmp/cvs-serv304

Modified Files:
Log Message:
added information on the metadata needed for primary resources

=== Packages/zpkgtools/doc/quickstart.txt 1.4 => 1.5 ===
--- Packages/zpkgtools/doc/quickstart.txt:1.4	Thu May 20 16:53:11 2004
+++ Packages/zpkgtools/doc/quickstart.txt	Fri May 21 11:39:44 2004
@@ -96,6 +96,9 @@
 Defining a New Resource
+The Basics
 The next step in using |zpkg|_ is to define new resources that can be
 used in constructing distributions.  Most resources are Python
 packages, so we'll start with a simple package.  It will contain some
@@ -159,6 +162,64 @@
 package; that's what it does with all files in Python packages by
 default.  Non-Python files inside your package are included as package
 data by default by |zpkg|_.
+Support for use as a primary resource
+The resource we've provided so far is usable as a resource that can be
+used in a collection, but it isn't sufficient to be packaged by
+itself.  For that, at least a small bit of additional metadata is
+The additional metadata required is called "publication metadata" and
+is stored in the file *PUBLICATION.cfg* in the top directory of the
+resource being described.  For Python packages, this is the directory
+that contains the *__init__.py* file.  The *PUBLICATION.cfg* file has
+the same format as the *PKG-INFO* file generated in a distribution by
+distutils.  Most fields are optional, and fields with version-specific
+information will be ignored.  (In particular, the **Version** field is
+ignored.)  These fields are used to provide general publication
+metadata to distutils; such metadata is used to respond to
+command-line queries and to register the package in the `Python
+Package Index <http://www.python.org/pypi/>`_.
+The following metadata fields should be provided:
+  The short name of the package, such as "Zope X3" or "ZConfig".
+  Single line description of the package.
+  URL for more information about the package.
+  Commonly recognized short name of the license, if there is one ("ZPL
+  2", "LGPL"), or a URL for the full text of the license if it's less
+  well known.
+**Author**, **Author-email**
+  The name and contact email address for the author of the package.
+  For packages developed by a collective, the "author" may be a
+  description of the group ("Zope Corporation and Contributors") and
+  the email address may be for a mailing list.
+**Maintainer**, **Maintainer-email**
+  The name and contact email address for the maintainer of the
+  package.  This should only be provided if it differs from the author
+  information.
+The format of the file is simply a series of RFC 2822 headers, with
+the header names matching the field names.  For example::
+  Name: Zope X3
+  Summary: Zope 3 Application Server
+  Home-page: http://dev.zope.org/Zope3/
+  Author: Zope Corporation and Contributors
+  Author-email: zope3-dev at zope.org
+  License: ZPL 2
 .. include:: links.rst

More information about the Zope-CVS mailing list