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   re: [Announce] rpm2html-1.0 and rpmfind-1.0

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  • From: <david@megginson.com>
  • To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 19:05:32 -0500 (EST)

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Daniel Veillard writes:

 >   The version 1.0 of rpm2html and rpmfind tools has been released.
 > I send the announcement to these lists to provide an example of an
 > actual use of RDF based metadata. I have just seen too many mails
 > like "there is no XML/RDF applications" so this is at least one !

If endorsements have any value here, I'd like to mention that I've
been using an earlier version of rpmfind on my Linux system for a few
weeks now, and I find it robust and (already) indispensible.  It is
wonderful to be able to type something like

  rpmfind cvsweb

and have rpmfind offer to download the correct package for me,
together with any dependencies; not that I don't love AltaVista, but
the two of us already spend far too much time together.

Just in case you're interested, here are some samples from the RDF
index that gets downloaded to $(HOME)/.rpmfinddir/fullIndex.rdf.gz
(the namespace prefixes are declared higher up):

  <RDF:Description about="ftp://rufus.w3.org/linux/gnome.org/GNOME/redhat/latest/SRPMS/libxml-0.30-1.src.rpm">
    <RPM:Summary>libXML library</RPM:Summary>

  <RDF:Description about="ftp://rufus.w3.org/linux/gnome.org/GNOME/redhat/latest/i386/libxml-devel-0.30-1.i386.rpm">
    <RPM:Summary>Libraries, includes, etc to develop libxml applications</RPM:Summary>

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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