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EXPath Packaging System!

From: Tony Rogers <tony@gonk.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:07:48 -0500
Cc: Romain Deltour <rdeltour@gmail.com>, XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E77A549B-820B-4932-94FF-CCDB9137216C@gonk.net>
To: Florent Georges <fgeorges@fgeorges.org>
(Sorry for the über-late reply.  End-of-semester stress at school.  :)

Ohh!  This EXpath Packaging System (http://www.expath.org/spec/pkg) looks fantastic!  It's the XML project I have always dreamed about!

Whoever is in charge: please sign me up.  I may be really busy in the upcoming weeks as my current semester draws to a close, but nothing would make me happier than to contribute to this project.  

If I may make my first suggestion to the Packaging System:

I propose that each project include one DOAP file.  
	DOAP (Description Of A Project, official home) is a general-purpose RDF/XML vocabulary for specifying project metadata (including people, repositories, description, URLs, and so on).  The spec states that it is an RDF/XML language, but I have seen it used as plain XML and personally used it this way as well.  
	DOAP makes use of the FOAF RDF/XML vocabulary as well.
	MOAP (Maintenance Of A Project, official home) is a DOAP extension written by another author to fulfill needs the author felt were out of scope of (or unfulfilled by) DOAP.
	All of the above are built upon semantic, established standards, and I feel they would be a valuable addition to the EXPath Packaging System.

That's all for now!  Gotta get back to work on my final project.  :)

—Tony


On Nov 10, 2010, at 5:17 PM, Florent Georges wrote:

> On 10 November 2010 21:44, Romain Deltour wrote:
> 
>  Hi,
> 
>>> I think someone, previously, on this list suggested such a
>>> site or place or something like that.  I’ll have to search the
>>> archive and see if I can find it.
> 
>> You might refer to CXAN, as proposed by Florent Georges
> 
>  That sounds like a good candidate at least :-)
> 
>  As you said that's a work in progress, and unfortunately I have
> not got much time to work on it since then.  But interestingly
> enough I was thinking today about working on it again, once I've
> released the next revision of the packaging spec :-)
> 
>  The thing is, it does not need a very complex website, but yet,
> this requires some time to be setup properly.  In a first time, I
> am sure we can just have a static website as a way to centralize
> and promote XML libraries from one unique place.
> 
>  Any help and ideas more than welcome, as well as proposal for
> libraries to host: see http://expath.org/lists for the EXPath
> mailing list.
> 
>  Regards,
> 
> -- 
> Florent Georges
> http://fgeorges.org/
> 
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