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task #6655: Submission of GNU Metadata Exchange Utilities

Submitted by:  Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Submitted on:  Mon 19 Mar 2007 02:05:50 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sun 18 Mar 2007 11:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Wed 28 Mar 2007 10:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Tue 27 Mar 2007 11:25:34 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Great.  Thanks.

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Mon 26 Mar 2007 09:43:39 PM UTC, comment #1: 


The project looks good, I'll remove this submission and rename the other project.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Mon 19 Mar 2007 02:05:50 PM UTC, original submission:  

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

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While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: GNU Metadata Exchange Utilities
  • System Name:  metaexchange
  • Type: Official GNU software
  • License: GNU General Public License V2 or later (The GNU Free Documentation license applies to the Texinfo documentation and the webpages.)


The GNU Metadata Exchange Utilities are a package for retrieving metadata from servers, writing it to databases, query the databases, and representing the results in human-readable form.  It is intended that the package be extended so that it can be used for providing metadata as well as harvesting it.

It is the successor of the IWF Metadata Harvester, which is a non-GNU project hosted at Savannah.  The short name of the old project is `iwf-mdh'.  The source code is located here:  http://cvs.savannah.nongnu.org/viewcvs/?root=iwf-mdh

The webpages are located here:

Other Software Required:

The GNU Metadata Exchange Utitilies will not depend on any packages, libraries, etc., that aren't commonly found on Free Operating systems unless they are also free.  For example, the maintainer plans to implement support for free database software such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and nosql, which may not be included in a given operating system distribution.

The IWF Metadata Harvester depended on Microsoft products.  The code affected by these dependencies will not be included in the GNU Metadata Exchange Utilities except as a way of making them run on a Microsoft system, and only if this functionality is available for free systems. 

It may be necessary to include some of this code in the files uploaded to Savannah as a temporary measure, before the maintainer is able to port all of the code to GNU/Linux.  The maintainer considers all code of this type to be non-functional and will avoid uploading it wherever possible.

Other Comments:

The project has been approved by rms and the Savannah hackers have been informed of this.

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>


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    2007-03-26 Beuc StatusNone => Cancelled
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    2007-03-21 Beuc Assigned toNone => Beuc

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