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From Benedikt Ritter <>
Subject Re: [ALL] Move DOAP files to unchanging URL?
Date Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:19:15 GMT
Hello Sebb,

2015-11-27 11:26 GMT+01:00 sebb <>:

> Compress recently moved to Git, so the URL for its DOAP changed.
> I originally suggested that all the Commons DOAPs could be stored in a
> common SVN location, but that idea met with resistance as several
> people felt it was better kept with the source code.
> Since then, the release summary file [1] has been introduced.
> It might be sensible to move the DOAPs there too?
> That would allow the script to automatically extract the latest releases.
> At present it assumes all the DOAPs are in SVN, which is no longer the
> case.
> ==
> The disadvantage of storing DOAPs in the source tree is that the DOAP
> is not intended for release, and so is not included in the archives.
> However it is included in tags and branches by default. This causes a
> discrepancy when comparing the tag with the source archive. Also if
> there are branches, care must be taken to ensure that the correct DOAP
> is maintained (it's not unknown for a branch to take over from trunk -
> or indeed for both to be used for releases).

I'm okay with either way. But it should be the same for all components. I
don't expect the URL to the DOAP to chance frequently so I don't see that
much of a problem when keeping it together with the code.

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