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bug #53619: add a DOAP (Description of a Project) descriptor to Octave source tree

Submitted by:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Submitted on:  Thu 12 Apr 2018 02:26:06 AM UTC  
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  1 - Later Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Mon 19 Nov 2018 07:53:41 PM UTC, comment #4:

Taking care of old todos, this is done


Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 10 Nov 2018 03:45:12 PM UTC, comment #3:

@Mike: Can you go ahead and add the DOAP file to the Octave project and close this report. I reviewed it back in July and the format seemed fine.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 12 Jul 2018 07:58:08 PM UTC, comment #2:

Thanks, will take care of this.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu 12 Jul 2018 04:39:00 PM UTC, comment #1:

@Mike: This sounds like a good idea. I don't know if the FSF has an opinion on it, but DOAPs are very widely used for free software.

I just went to the Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOAP) and from there I found a link to a DOAP generator (https://crschmidt.net/semweb/doapamatic/).

I looked at the fields in the generator and what you already have in your trial DOAP field and it seems fine to me.

I don't think this upsets anything if you just go ahead and commit it.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 12 Apr 2018 02:26:06 AM UTC, original submission:

Many free software projects include a DOAP descriptor file in their source tree / source release. DOAP is an XML data format for describing a software project (Description of a Project).

This would only involve adding a static XML file to the Octave source tree and including it in EXTRA_DIST. The intent is that catalogs and aggregators of software projects can pull DOAP records to populate databases of software projects.

I'm attaching my first stab at a basic DOAP file for Octave.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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file #43888:  octave.doap added by mtmiller (1KiB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-11-19 mtmiller StatusPatch Reviewed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2018-07-12 mtmiller Assigned toNone => mtmiller
    2018-07-12 rik5 StatusPostponed => Patch Reviewed
        Carbon-Copy- => Added jwe
    2018-04-12 mtmiller Priority5 - Normal => 1 - Later
    2018-04-12 mtmiller Attached File- => Added octave.doap, #43888

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