Welcome to packaging!
packaging is the new version of Packaging. It's not backward compatible with Packaging but provides more features, and implement most new packaging standards.
See the documentation at http://packages.python.org/packaging for more info.
If you want to contribute, please have a look to http://distutils2.notmyidea.org/contributing.html
Beware that packaging is in its early stage and should not be used in production. Its API is subject to changes
Useful further links:
Mailing list: http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig/ Documentation: http://packages.python.org/packaging Repository: http://hg.python.org/distutils2 Bug tracker: http://bugs.python.org