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   Software issues [was Re: XML Spy and ICComNet]

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  • From: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>
  • To: "Xml-Dev" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 10:28:20 +0100

At 09:47 AM 5/14/00 +0200, Alexander Falk wrote:
>I'm not at all sure that resolving the exact detail issues of the behavior
>of our software in your unique network setup is suited for a public
>discussion on xml-dev. I it were, then the list would probably soon be
>cluttered with many tech-support issues between customers and vendors of
>various software products.

This seems reasonable. Personally I have found the discussion interesting,
especially as it interacts with two other current threads - security, and
software metadata. I seem to remember that XML Spy V1.0 was originally
announced on this list some time ago - forgive me if I'm wrong - and if so,
it's not unreasonable that members who downloaded it should have an
adequate explanation [as has happened].

There was a suggestion a few days ago that we should have some basic
metadata for announcements of software and similar things. Ideally this
could be posted on, of linked to from,  a home page - when we get one. In
that case security might reasonably be one of the considerations. Until
then, I would suggest that software announcements be made because they were
in keeping with the current and recent past discussions, and gave
indication of language, license, duration of usability and any unusual
aspects of download or installation [e.g. this thread.]


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