- binary distribution
- An archive of the installable files of a particular version of a
project, produced using one of the
python setup.py bdist_* commands.
- development egg
- An checkout of the development sources of of a project,
added to Python’s system path using the
python setup.py develop command.
- Additional “tags” on a requirement, indicating a dependency on
optional features of the project. See the pkg_resources
documentation for more.
- package index
- A web page listing projects known to the index, where each
project has a separate URL listing distributions (source
or binary) in the index for each release of the
project. This is the format of the simple API
of the Python Package Index: http://pypi.python.org/simple/
- A named collection of releases of a given Python library or
application, packaged using distutils or one of its
- A numbered version of a project released as software,
normally as one or more distributions (source or binary).
- A string specifying a distutils project name.
Can be optionally restricted to a given version or range of versions.
- source distribution
- An archive of the sources of a particular version of a
project, produced using python setup.py sdist.
Many of these terms derive their semantics from the following documentation: