Re: Release manifests

<quote who="Elijah Newren">

> On 11/10/05, John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com> wrote:
> > Do we compile manifests of all the projects on along with
> > the latest stable and unstable version currently uploaded to the server?
> > The reason I ask is right now I have a hacked up script which tells me
> > if my current packages in Fedora are up to date or not.  It does bad
> > things like spider the directories to figure out what the latest
> > versions are.  This is slow and inefficient.  It would be cool if we
> > automatically compiled a manifest every 24 hours and exported this
> > information via XMLRPC or just a simple manifest file.  This would allow
> > all distros and individuals to get updates in faster and could lead to a
> > better GNOME experience overall.
> To my knowledge, we have nothing of the sort.

The versions files we use to do releases are manifests. Each of the release
suite directories can be easily used as manifests, too. (Our scripts already
use them as such, in fact.)

- Jeff

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