On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Nick Chalko wrote:
> I'll start the discussion with what John Toohey said.
> In both html and xml format
> * list of available versions,
> * their MD5's,
> * dependencies,
> * perhpas a
> * code for licenses
Html format - I suppose you mean a easy-to-read page describing the
package. Good idea.
XML - please don't invent yet-another DTD and please don't duplicate
what is already there.
Our jars should include proper manifests, and if not - we should just
use the same format as the standard manifest. The manifest defines
the MD5, dependencies, version.
There is also the Gump descriptor that includes a lot of info - so
if an XML format is to be used, I think a subset ( or superset ) of this
should be used, we already have collected dependency info for all