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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-core] IMPORTANT: The proposal for the metadata.xml file
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 07:46:56
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-core] IMPORTANT: The proposal for the metadata.xml file by Daniel Robbins
1 On Saturday 28 June 2003 08:16, Daniel Robbins wrote:
2 >
3 > > - The changelog. This probably will be a topic of debate.
4 >
5 > Implement herds first. Hold off on ChangeLog stuff until we have excellent
6 > tools to enter/edit ChangeLogs without seeing raw XML.
7 >
8 > We need herds today. We don't absolutely need XML ChangeLogs today. Herds
9 > implementation should not be held back on the account of XML ChangeLogs.
10 > They can be added later when the ChangeLog editing tools are polished.
11 >
13 To all people discussing xml changelogs. I agree with Daniel on this that the
14 changelog and the rest of the file are more or less separate. Also the
15 metadata.xml files will be implemented before consensus is reached on xml
16 changelogs.
18 To allow xml changelogs we would first need the conversion tools I talked
19 about. But to develop the tools we first need the format. For that the format
20 needs to be discussed.
22 Paul
24 ps. so, don't worry, xml changelogs will not be pushed through as part of the
25 herds reorganisation. I actually don't even want to think about making xml
26 changelogs without conversion tools. Converting manually the entries in the
27 example file was allready too much work, so full changelogs is undoable.
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