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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Enhancements to status.xml
Date Sat, 16 Nov 2002 17:35:57 GMT

Jeff Turner wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 16, 2002 at 04:42:00PM +0100, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>>        <action dev="NKB" type="update" context="docs">
>>          Added enhancements to status.xml to comply with the
>>          needs for a complete status file,
>>          like other "STATUS" text files at Apache.
>>          Stylesheets not yet done.
>>        </action>
>>  See is it looks right and comment freely :-)
> I've never seen a real Apache STATUS file.. does it look anything like
> STATUS files in Jakarta Commons? 

Look at the STATUS files of the httpd projects for example, in of 
incubator or commons.

Ok, for the lazy ones, here are some links:

What I would like is that module.xml and status.xml can be used by 
Forrest projects instead of the STATUS file.

Gump already does quite cool cross-project data from the module.xml 
files (I'll rename them to project.xml?) , and I'll give it a go in 
Alexandria so that we can run forrest on those docs, and have a real 
cross-project info.

status.xml becomes more than it is now and more than the STATUS file, a 
real structured community log.

 > Does every little vote need to be in
 > there, or just things like voting in committers?

I?d put all votes, that is [VOTE]s, which are somewhat "official".
We could also think about recording proposals and discussions we talk 
about like the single-content-dir stuff.

> +1 for trying it out..  perhaps not put it in fresh-site/status.xml just
> yet until we see if it works.

Yup, that's the idea :-)

Feel free to add tags and try using them, we'll see if/which work out best.

> On this subject, does anyone mind if I reorder status.xml as follows:
> <status>
>   <developers/>
>   <changes>
>     <release/>
>     <release/>
>     ..
>   </changes>
>   <todo/>
>   <issues/>
> </status>
> Ie, put the most frequently edited stuff (changes) at the top.  It would
> make adding change entries easier, and AFAIK we have no DTD for this yet
> anyway..


Reorder as you wish, it's fine for me :-)

BTW, shall we keep wishlist, or put it in a wishlist category of todo?

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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