Re: XSA proposal
Lars, My first reaction was just like Tim's: this is OSD. But then I saw that it was more of the e-commerce part rather than the mechanics of software distribution. Am I right? If so, perhaps it should be a part of a larger effort. Have you spoken to the RosettaNet project about your ideas? Jeffrey Ricker ricker@x... At 10:27 AM 8/7/98 +0200, Lars Marius Garshol wrote: > >* Lars Marius Garshol >> >>This is a proposal for XML Software Autoupdate, a system for >>automatically keeping track of new releases of software products. > >* Tim Bray >> >>Isn't this what OSD, from MS & Marimba, is supposed to do? > >Yes, in a sense. However, XSA concerns itself with discovering >new versions and changed addresses, while OSD goes much further, >and omits some of the most useful parts of XSA. > >Compare the example below from the OSD spec with the XSA sample >and I think you'll see what I mean. I looked at OSD before I >started this, but skipped it as it simply wasn't suitable for >my purposes. > ><SOFTPKG NAME="com.foobar.www.Solitaire" VERSION="1,0,0,0"> > <TITLE>Solitaire</TITLE> > <ABSTRACT>Solitaire by FooBar Corporation</ABSTRACT> > <LICENSE HREF="http://www.foobar.com/solitaire/license.html" /> > > <!--FooBar Solitaire is implemented in native code for Win32, > Java code for other platforms --> > <IMPLEMENTATION> > <OS VALUE="WinNT"><OSVERSION VALUE="4,0,0,0"/></OS> > <OS VALUE="Win95"/> > <PROCESSOR VALUE="x86" /> > <LANGUAGE VALUE="en" /> > <CODEBASE HREF="http://www.foobar.org/solitaire.cab" /> > </IMPLEMENTATION> > > <IMPLEMENTATION> > <IMPLTYPE VALUE="Java" /> > <CODEBASE HREF="http://www.foobar.org/solitaire.jar" /> > > <!-- The Java implementation needs the DeckOfCards object --> > <DEPENDENCY> > <CODEBASE HREF="http://www.foobar.org/cards.osd" /> > </DEPENDENCY> > </IMPLEMENTATION> ></SOFTPKG> > >--Lars M. > > >xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... >Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ >To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; >(un)subscribe xml-dev >To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; >subscribe xml-dev-digest >List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...) > xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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