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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Common XML Project descriptor ( Re: Subtle barriers to entry )
Date Wed, 06 Nov 2002 01:09:40 GMT

Daniel Rall wrote:
> Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicolaken@apache.org> writes:
>>Peter Donald wrote:
>>>Firstly rename bugtrack to issuetracker as many projects use the
>>>issue tracker to store enhancement requests.
>>Hmmm, how about:
>>  <tracker type="bugs" url="http://..."/>
>>  <tracker type="enhancements" url="http://..."/>
> Naw, just about every tracker is used as a generic issue -- or even
> project-wide -- tracker whether it was originally intended for that or
> not.  Leave off the type attribute (or at least make it optional).

+1 for optional

>>>Secondly make it so each project can have multiple vcs entrys (ie
>>>Avalon and it's 6 or 7, turbine with the same).
>>Hmmm... this descriptor should have a 1-1 relationship with a single
>>VCS entry, as it defines what in CVS is a "module", as in the Gump
> Then it's not really a project descriptor, now is it?  We already have
> plenty of projects at the ASF which have multiple CVS repositories --
> look at httpd.  Even the new infrastructure project will have several
> (so it's a growing trend).

Then where will this descriptor be stored, in what repository?

I've looked at these repos (I assume it's the httpd-* ones), and each 
has a STATUS file, so IMV they are each a project....

Hmmm... any idea on how this should be resolved?

> I'm glad we're having this discussion (in a productive manner, no less
> ;).


Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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