Support Markdown for readmes
If you write your readme in Restructured Text, PyPI will render it on your project's page (eg. https://pypi.python.org/pypi/requests ). It should be possible to write your readme in Markdown too. Markdown is a pervasive format used on GitHub and StackOverflow. It shouldn't be necessary to learn a new markup language or rewrite your project's documentation to publish a Python package.
This is common frustration. The Python community suffers because it's a barrier to publishing packages and writing documentation . Please consider supporting Markdown!
Update 2014: Here's a pull request! https://bitbucket.org/pypa/pypi/pull-request/59/support-markdown-for-readmes-fixes-148/diff