#18937: Use modern Python packaging metadata standard (1.2, PEP 345)
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     Reporter:  Marc Tamlyn  |                    Owner:  nobody
         Type:  New feature  |                   Status:  closed
    Component:  Packaging    |                  Version:  master
     Severity:  Normal       |               Resolution:  fixed
     Keywords:               |             Triage Stage:  Accepted
    Has patch:  0            |      Needs documentation:  0
  Needs tests:  0            |  Patch needs improvement:  0
Easy pickings:  0            |                    UI/UX:  0
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Changes (by Carlton Gibson):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => fixed


Comment:

 So 5 years later this ticket is no longer applicable.

 * The original blog post linked suggested moving to Setuptools as a
 possible option. This was done in
 
[https://github.com/django/django/commit/66f546b90624297858b0f958abbe5c2b3e8bdffb
 66f546b906].
 * Setuptools handles
 
[https://github.com/pypa/setuptools/blob/d10a1bb476db25dc888b5b4aad9d81ffa245ea30/setuptools/dist.py#L39-L48
 writing the PKG-INFO file, including version 1.2 metadata]
 * The generated `PKG-INFO` file **does** use `Metadata-Version: 1.2`:

 {{{
 Metadata-Version: 1.2
 Name: Django
 Version: 2.1.dev20180208153510
 ...
 }}}

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