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- From: Jeff McAffer <Jeff_McAffer@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 10:08:21 -0400
- Delivered-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 09/23/2005
> Peter Kriens wrote:
> >It absolutely MUST be possible to generate the metadata from the
> Well, it is not possible given the current state of bundle manifests
> generate all repository metadata. For example, there is no way to
> generate service dependencies.
> If someone invents a new capability/requirement pair, there will be
> way to generate it either.
> For the standard package/module-related stuff, we can generate them
> the manifest.
Right. What I was trying to get at before was
that the XML metadata should really be an implementation detail. What
people supply to the repo is the manifest. The fact that it munges
it into some XML (whatever) representation internally need not be exposed.