DragonFly BSD
DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-10
[Date Prev][Date Next]  [Thread Prev][Thread Next]  [Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Xml in packaging system

From: James Frazer <jfrazer@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 23:56:58 -0600

I have to agree with David on this.

XML in the packaging system is kind of over-kill, in my opinion.

I'm sure the OpenDarwin developers at one point considered XML for DarwinPorts but decided that it didn't provide any advantages (correct me if I'm wrong). In the end they settled with TCL key-value pairs because they were simple and easy to read/write (and dports was written in TCL anyway).

Not to say XML doesn't have useful applications, I just think it would make things slightly more complicated than they need be.

I personally think the design of DarwinPorts is going to turn out pretty good. Unfortunately I do not yet have a spare machine that I can install DFBSD and dports on to test/tinker with. Nobody seemed overly enthusiastic about dports when I mentioned it before so maybe it will just turn into one of those things I'll never get around to -- eventually I'll get to it -- I hope.


[Date Prev][Date Next]  [Thread Prev][Thread Next]  [Date Index][Thread Index]