[lsb-discuss] Plan to launch LSB-XML Dec 1st

Banginwar, Rajesh rajesh.banginwar at intel.com
Mon Nov 14 13:36:11 PST 2005

Hi Mark,
	Interesting timing! As a part of LSB desktop project
(http://www.linuxbase.org/LSBWiki/DesktopWG), we are looking at
including the libxml2 library in LSB. Please take a look at some of the
observations and discussion at http://www.linuxbase.org/LSBWiki/LibXml2.
We are considering to add this library in the XML module (which as I
understand from your proposal below, you will be creating/expanding).
Our current roadmap is to finish the first release of desktop project by
the end of this year with LSB desktop certification program launched in
Q1 next year. The reason I mentioning this is that the libxml2 library
is currently targeted for this release. 

I will like to get your feedback on this in general and specifically
couple of issues identified on the libxml2 wiki page. 

How do you see this (libXML2 inclusion in LSB) in the context of xml2
project you mentioned below? Do you have recommendations around libXML2?
We have been working with Daniel Veillard regarding libXML2.

FYI, we have desktop conference calls every Tuesday 9am Pacific time if
you are interested.



> -----Original Message-----
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> bounces at freestandards.org] On Behalf Of Mark Johnson
> Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 10:18 AM
> To: lsb-futures at freestandards.org; lsb-discuss at freestandards.org
> Cc: Mark Johnson
> Subject: [lsb-discuss] Plan to launch LSB-XML Dec 1st
> Hi All,
> Just a heads-up...
> I had worked this out with Mats many months ago.
> The scope of the LSB sub-workgroup will be to develop & recommend best
> practices for XML Catalogs, installation directories for XML
> some file naming conventions, and, eventually, some policy for caching
> XML resources from the network (and registering them in the XML
> system.)
> I've got a freestandards mailing list, a bugzilla component, an
> on gforge.freestandards.org, a website (http://www.lsb-xml.org), the
> list archives from a previous attempt at such work, and a list of
> participants.
> It'll take me a couple more weeks to setup the website, post some
> process docs, and write a news item/press release.
> If you have any questions and/or comments, feel free to contact me.
> Below is a rough draft of the announcement.
> Thanks,
> Mark
> =============================================================
> The Linux Standard Base XML Workgroup
> The goal of the LSB-XML Workgroup is to develop and promote a robust,
> extensible XML/SGML component of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) that
> focuses on the implementation of XML and SGML-related tools and
> technologies on LSB systems.
> With a substantial base of support from the open source community as
> well as commercial developers targeting enterprise implementations,
> XML has clearly become the container of choice for digital
> information. Also, the evolution of XML tools from SGML tools and the
> gradual shift of much open source documentation from SGML to XML has
> resulted in a good deal of overlap between the two technologies, for
> which this workgroup will provide solutions.
> For LSB-compliant systems to meet their stated goal of compatibility,
> the completion of a fully-developed specification for XML- and
> SGML-related applications is essential.
> The workgroup deliverables will be important to application developers
> working on software in this domain, as they will need to know the
> specifics of a number of implementation issues. Examples here are the
> policies for directory layouts, file placement, caching and
> registration mechanisms for resources retrieved from the network, as
> well as implementation recommendations for OASIS XML Catalogs.
> Additionally, the workgroup may also consider developing
> recommendations for tools to aid in the packaging and registration of
> resources during installation.
> The deliverables of the workgroup will be included in both the LSB and
> in the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS).
> In short, the efforts of the LSB-XML workgroup will ensure that all
> LSB-compliant systems will implement a portable, robust set of
> policies for XML and/or SGML resources and tools.
> --
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