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Re: [equinox-dev] OBR2

equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 09/23/2005 09:21:12 AM:

> Peter Kriens wrote:
> >It absolutely MUST be possible to generate the metadata from the
> >manifest.
> Well, it is not possible given the current state of bundle manifests to
> 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 no
> way to generate it either.
> For the standard package/module-related stuff, we can generate them from
> 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.