metadata.xml (the third)

So Petteri came up with a nifty python script (local), which in return spit out this. Which generated a rather complete list (local), that looks like this:

metadata.xml (the second)

As I was kinda bored after work today, I had a closer look at what I saw during my fuckup in the morning. Well, Steve said, that when he looked at metadata.xml it’d be “really common” .. still that isn’t making it right ..

There is a reason we do have a herds.xml (exactly for the reason to associate people with packages, and that’s what the <herd> tag is for in metadata.xml) file. So after a preliminary look through the repository, here are the winners:

Don’t know how accurate that list is, but you can check it for yourself. The commands I’ve used are these:

While herds.list holds a list (separated by n) with all the herds there are. The raw files are here and here and here. Knock yourself out!


So I ended up cleaning out some retired (~20) people from metadata.xml, where I found this interesting piece of metadata.xml:

And here the hint for all you people again: A DAMN HERD AIN’T NO MAINTAINER. SO IF YOUR HERD IS MAINTAINING A PACKAGE, PUT IT INTO <herd> and not into the <maintainer>. kthnxbye.