[Standards] RFC: Make projects publish a DOAP file to get listed at xmpp.org

Sam Whited sam at samwhited.com
Mon Aug 21 13:55:51 UTC 2017

> DOAP is a project to create an XML/RDF vocabulary to describe software projects

This already sounds too complicated to be worth it to me. I would not
want to require this of software devs to have their software listed


On Sun, Aug 20, 2017, at 23:08, Emmanuel Gil Peyrot wrote:
> Hi,
> For quite a long time I’ve been trying to design a format that would
> describe XMPP software, while being useful to most (all?) consumers of
> this document, be it simple client listings like at xmpp.org, wikis
> about projects wanting to stay up to date, feature matrices comparing
> multiple implementations, or even authors who’d like to know who
> implemented their specifications.
> Attached are an example of an XMPP software (poezio, a client), and of
> a consumer (xmpp.org, a simple website).
> The format itself still has a lot of TODOs, most of which have been
> reported to the DOAP project[1], while the XMPP specific parts still
> lack a schema entirely.
> The consumer Python script parses the file quite defensively, and then
> generates the HTML you could have seen on xmpp.org (for the clients
> page[1] and for a XEP page[2]).  The XEP page would require some
> changes to the way XEPs are processed, since it generates the change
> log itself, inserting implementations there.  Another way would be to
> generate JavaScript code that would insert the DOM nodes at runtime.
> There is also still the issue of having a place where all of these DOAP
> URIs would be linked from, I think xmpp.org could act as such even for
> projects unlisted from the main pages, but this remains to be decided.
> Please tell me whether you think it is a good idea, whether you would
> integrate it with your website/wiki/feature matrix/other, and any
> improvement you could think of!
> Thanks,
> [1] https://github.com/ewilderj/doap/issues
> [2] https://xmpp.org/software/clients.html
> [3] https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0380.html
> -- 
> Emmanuel Gil Peyrot
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