XML, TL setup
Tue, 2 Nov 1999 23:35:44 +0000 (GMT)
Fabrice POPINEAU writes:
> So I have switched to the installer, namely fpsetup.exe . My question
> is : given that I need a text description of the packages, is it
> stupid to build a data driven setup that will take an xml file as
> input and do the installation ?
good idea. great!
> A perl script could build most of the
> xml file(s) from your lists files.
I would not be adverse to making the lists XML themselves.
> still do not know if it is bound to fail. The goal would be to build
> *also* a command line program or a library in C or C++ and portable
> between Unix and win32 to do the setup. I envisaged to use expat to
> read the xml file. I can send a DTD and an XML setup file (forgive me:
> this is my first try at using this stuff).
it sounds to me like what XML was designed for
but wait, surely we can combine everything in one, by working directly
from Graham Williams' catalogue files, which are already XML?