Re: Requiring DOAP instead of MAINTAINERS file
- From: "Patryk Zawadzki" <patrys pld-linux org>
- To: "Emmanuele Bassi" <ebassi gmail com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Requiring DOAP instead of MAINTAINERS file
- Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:17:36 +0100
On Jan 18, 2008 1:08 PM, Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 12:04 +0100, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> > > <Project xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
> > > xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
> > > xmlns="http://usefulinc.com/ns/doap#">
> > > [...]
> > What are the real benefits of DOAP (sounds like "dope," nice)? If it's
> > meant for machines to query against then a database would be more
> > useful.
> this would be a database. DOAP is a just a human/machine readable
> storage for data, which gets parsed and used as the source for
> generating other stuff, like project pages and checks like Olav
I mean proper RDBMS. Once you get that in place you can generate
DOAP/RDF/XML/whatever on the fly with little to no effort.
> > > if I'd say something about DOAP is that sometimes is overly verbose; but
> > > it's quite descriptive and easy to parse/write, even by humans. most of
> > > this data is not even meant to be changed often: the only sections that
> > > changes regularly is the releases one - and that would be automagically
> > > updated by the install-module script if I understood Olav's mail
> > > correctly.
> > Again, what is the use case for DOAP inside GNOME?
> have you read the email Olav sent?
Yes, see above. I clearly see the need of a better solution to
MAINTAINERS problem but I think DOAP is parallel to that. It could be
useful to deliver information outside but I believe GNOME would
benefit from something else more on the inside.
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