[Dev] Vote: eliminating all parcel xml in 0.6

Morgen Sagen morgen at osafoundation.org
Wed Aug 10 08:03:37 PDT 2005


+1

On Aug 9, 2005, at 5:54 PM, Katie Capps Parlante wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'd like to call for a vote on the proposal to elimintate all  
> parcel xml in 0.6. We can do so by creating parcel items with  
> schema.update() in the installParcel() hook. Phillip Eby would  
> drive the migration, as he did with the earlier schema API work.
>
> Alec has an additional proposal to define cpia instances in a  
> specially designed cpia xml format. We can decide on this proposal  
> separately, after more discussion. The proposal we are voting on  
> here is to go ahead and make the decision to remove the parcel  
> loader and all parcel xml.
>
> Benefits include (but not limited to):
>    * we get to stop maintaining parcel xml
>    * we get to avoid work in creating i18n message catalogs for  
> parcel xml
>    * parcel xml does not support all ways to create items (for  
> example, no constructor arguments). It will be easier to support  
> the full range of features with the python api.
>
> Cheers,
> Katie
>
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