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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Component Documentation
Date Fri, 18 Mar 2011 19:43:30 GMT
Hi Tom,

Thanks for your questions, my replies inline below:

> I noticed that detailed documentation for some of the OODT components such as PCS Input
and PCS PGE is not available on the website.
> I.E. http://oodt.apache.org/components/maven/pcs/input/ does not contain any user guides
or advanced documentation like it does for most of the other components.

There aren't any advanced user guides for those components (though contributions are certainly
welcome! :) ). In a way, the paper here [1] that I listed for your assignment is sort of a
specification/documentation for them at the moment. 

The two schools of thought on this are:

1. for your assignment -- you just make do with what you were handed and use that to guide
you architectural recovery and justification for your recorded design decisions
2. beyond your assignment and if you're interested in contributing any of those docs after
you gain an understand of the components, all of the xdocs for those guides are located in:

http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/oodt/trunk/<component name>/src/site/xdoc

So, e.g., 


> Is there anywhere I can look for additional information on these components?

The best bet is the IEEE SMC-IT paper [1].

> Also, does the "opendapps" package in the source code map to any of the listed components
on the components section of the website?

It doesn't directly but I'd advise you that it's essentially a configurable marriage of an
OODT profile server, reading its information from OPeNDAP servers upstream of it, and delivering
their information as OODT profile metadata.


[1] http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/pubs/SMCIT09.pdf

Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
WWW:   http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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