Status Report AvalonMeta 07-DEC-02
Over the past couple of months work has focussed on the assembly, meta and Merlin packages as part of the transition out of Excalibur and into the avalon-sandbox project. The transition involved a number of changes to the meta package that are listed below:
#incorporation of support for the concepts and direction established in the "context discussions" (Leo's process) #simplification of the meta XML descriptors (derived from context discussions)
The update introduces a couple of changes:
These have updates to the xinfo and xprofile resource. The xinfo resource now supports a simpler and cleaner definition of dependencies and service declarations.
<dependency> <role>rolename</role> <reference type="foo.bar.Xxx" version="1.1"/> </dependency>
You can use the simplified form:
<dependency type="foo.bar.Xxx:1.1" role="rolename"/>
This should be backward compatible (for a while). The xprofile resource that contains profile templates under the <profiles> tag use to contain profiles declares under a <component> tag - this has been changed from <component> to <profile>.