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From Juan Jose Pablos <>
Subject Re: Project definition. (Re: [RT] Status.xml, changes.xml, todos.xmlm, news and other descriptors])
Date Tue, 16 Sep 2003 12:52:45 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> What I mean here as "standard" is not the "endorsed" format, but a more 
> general format to which all descriptors can be converted. Once we are 
> able to render that descriptor format, we just need to convert others to 
> that. The Gump and Maven formats have both differences, but the Gump 
> format is more generic, and can be augmented with extra namespaced tags 
> without breaking, so I regard it as the only possible one for a common 
> format. We could define ours, dunno if it's that necessary though (could 
> be).

+1 to use an intermediate format.

> Anyway, again I'm seeing that we go in a lot of talking and once we are 
> finished I feel that my itches don't itch anymore.

-1 to long discussions. It has been 20 weeks already for this issue with 
not conclusion.

> So I propose that I implement my proposal taking into account initial 
> reactions, and then we can all judge from that how to make it better.
> Deal?

+1 But you need to look on GUMP and Maven format as well, we do not want 
to miss element that are crutial for them.

What about creating a format on the wiki, so users are able to have an 
input on this?


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