Talk:Contents manifest specification


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What use is this?

OK, the Activity_bundles spec says it's required, but it's a complicated gibberish format, without any tools to generate it. Is this just a useless paper spec? Do applications *actually* have to include a manifest, sign it, etc? Until there are real tools for anybody to easily make one, my app isn't gonna have one...

Let's go back to RPM, or preferably Deb. This not-invented-here packaging system is just painful.


Tools are at and they are installed on every XO. You shouldn't have to understand the details of the format; an appropriate invocation of olpc-contents-create will be performed by the .xo building tools.
CScott 13:47, 6 December 2007 (EST)

lumpy_ from #olpc-devel just pointed out to me that we more-or-less reimplemented BSD's mtree(8). --Michael Stone 02:35, 8 February 2008 (EST)

Agree with confusion...

There is some confusion between Contents manifest and the activity's MANIFEST file. Could someone who understands both write the two line explanation near the top of the article? thank you. CharlesMerriam 15:14, 27 February 2008 (EST)

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