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Re: Notes from DAM-4

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Tue 19 Jun 2007 - 00:36:16 CEST
Message-Id: <92CB7925-7ADD-4AE3-A55C-03E07E987535@mac.com>

On Jun 18, 2007, at 5:50 PM, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:

> The Desktop Architects had their fourth meeting
> (cleverly acronym'd to DAM-4) as part of the Linux
> Foundation Collaboration Summit last week.
> I thought the snip might be interesting (I did not attend
> this session as I had other commitments):
> ===
> - The LF DAM-4 packaging workgroup included representatives from
>   the distributions, ISVs, enterprise IT, individual users and
>   open source software application owners/maintainers.   The
>   discussion started to identify the viewpoints of the stakeholders
>   and what is required to improve Linux application packaging for
>   all communities.  Particular focus on the user experience, how to
>   manage trusted repositories, package standardization, integration
>   and testing.   The communities will continue to refine these
>   packaging requirements on the LSB packaging mailing list.

Hmmm ...

I cruised through what I can see.

If LSB packaging has definite deliverables, I'll be happy to try to  
deliver either
a document or code.

Getting RPMv4 packaging defined is a definite win of finite, apolitical,
scope, as the format is already widely deployed, and RPMv3 is a
mutually shared albatross.

Using XML (or YAML) to import/export into a system rpmdb is entirely
feasible, and there are a number of common metadata subsets
that could be used without pain. All I know is I have a summer
of XML parsers to write, one more or less simply does not matter.

"user experience", "trusted repositories", "standardization" and  
alien! alien! alien!
I'll leave to others.

73 de Jeff
Received on Tue Jun 19 00:36:59 2007
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