2007/4/23, Aaron Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org:
I may be missing some history here, but I am wondering why the package metadata is in a different format than the DB metadata.
As far as parsing goes, it would be ideal to unify the two formats.
Does anyone (judd, you're CC'd on this) know any reason to keep two different formats, or any tools that would be negatively impacted by such a change? Please note, a "negative impact" is not that same as "we have to change it for the new format" - more along the lines of "we can no longer do XYZ".
Status? I don't know any reason to keep them different.