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32. Steal from other package meta specs

Proposal:

Hunt down the spec authors and some heavy package users, ask what in the
spec/package meta files works for them and what doesn't, then steal the
best features. -- Daxim

* [http://www.haskell.org/cabal/ Cabal] example:
[http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/Pugs/6.2.13.14/Pugs.cabal]
* [http://rubygems.org/ Gems] spec: [http://rubygems.org/read/chapter/20]
* [http://pear.php.net/ PEAR] package.xml:
[http://pear.php.net/manual/en/guide.developers.package2.intro.php]
* [http://pypi.python.org/ PyPI] uses [http://trac.usefulinc.com/doap
DOAP], [http://pypi.python.org/pypi?:action=doap&name=tabular&version=0.0.1
example]
* cpan-workers once talked about [http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-OSD OSD]

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  • Ricardo Signes at Oct 9, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    * David Golden [2009-10-09T07:56:05]
    32. Steal from other package meta specs

    Proposal:

    Hunt down the spec authors and some heavy package users, ask what in the
    spec/package meta files works for them and what doesn't, then steal the
    best features. -- Daxim
    This isn't a specific proposal. No vote.

    --
    rjbs
  • Graham Barr at Oct 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    On Oct 9, 2009, at 6:56 AM, David Golden wrote:

    32. Steal from other package meta specs

    Proposal:

    Hunt down the spec authors and some heavy package users, ask what in
    the
    spec/package meta files works for them and what doesn't, then steal
    the
    best features. -- Daxim
    Seems like an ongoing task rather than any specific proposal

    Graham.
  • David Golden at Oct 9, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 7:56 AM, David Golden wrote:
    32. Steal from other package meta specs

    Proposal:

    Hunt down the spec authors and some heavy package users, ask what in the
    spec/package meta files works for them and what doesn't, then steal the
    best features. -- Daxim

    * [http://www.haskell.org/cabal/ Cabal] example:
    [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/Pugs/6.2.13.14/Pugs.cabal]
    * [http://rubygems.org/ Gems] spec: [http://rubygems.org/read/chapter/20]
    * [http://pear.php.net/ PEAR] package.xml:
    [http://pear.php.net/manual/en/guide.developers.package2.intro.php]
    * [http://pypi.python.org/ PyPI] uses [http://trac.usefulinc.com/doap
    DOAP], [http://pypi.python.org/pypi?:action=doap&name=tabular&version=0.0.1
    example]
    * cpan-workers once talked about [http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-OSD OSD]
    -1 since this isn't a proposal, really.

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