[doap-interest] Changelog with DOAP

Alexandre Passant alex at passant.org
Tue Sep 12 09:47:04 UTC 2006


On 9/12/06, MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> wrote:
> Alex wrote:
> > I've just use DOAP to maintain the Changelog of one of my project. [1]
> > [...] What do you think about adding such a property / classes to DOAP ?
> What is the advantage in having the Changelog in DOAP?  The format of
> Changelog is already pretty well-specified in
> http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/html_node/Change-Logs.html#Change-Logs
> and others and there are tools like cvschangelogbuilder to work with it.
> However, I notice that
> http://apassant.net/blog/2006/09/12/111-maintaining-a-changelog-with-doap
> outputs a different format - why?

Thanks, I was not aware of this. BTW, is there any references for changelog
formats ?
I usually use a less precise changelog, not mentionning involved files but
only generic changes, as in the example I gave, or as many projects use (eg:

The interest I see in using DOAP to maintain it is that you've got only one
file to maintain (well, even if there's tools to create it from cvs), but
then it will be in RDF using a well-known vocabulary so that you can SPARQL
it, eg to get all changes from a maintainer for a given timeline. Finally,
the RDF file could be rendered to a text changelog (with different formats)
as I mention in my blog post.

Just curious.  No strong feelings about whether it's a good idea to
> add such features to DOAP, as I can't see me doing anything but
> referencing a Changelog file.

 Well, as I said, it could be an extension if most people don't think it's
not useful in DOAP core.


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