[Nitro] Some points about continuing Nitro/Og development

chris prpht9 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 13:16:05 EST 2008

On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 3:25 AM, trans <transfire at gmail.com> wrote:

> To bring Nitro/Og up to speed, some dependencies need updating.
> The Blow project is essentially defunct -- there just wasn't enough
> holding that project together to make it worth while. Most of the
> libraries that made it up have been moved back into Facets, including
> htmlfilter.rb. What is not in there though is the xml/html builder lib
> --that code was weak, and there are better solutions out there anyway.
> As a replacement for that, I recommend trying Nokogiri. The project
> looks tight, and the developer's responsive.

I will look at Nokogiri and make the necessary changes.

> Also, the atom and rss stuff I was working on has been moved to a new
> project called XDK (XML Development Kit). However, I've pretty much
> come to the conclusion that this project too isn't really worth the
> code it is written in. The code itself is fine, but the utility of the
> project I think is questionable. XDK is basically a  Ruby-based schema
> dsl that provides a schema-specific parser and builder for any schema
> one defines in it. Perhaps if there were an XML-Schema to XDK
> converter it be more interesting, but as it stands it seems easier to
> just use a generic parser and builder like Nokogiri instead. In any
> case, the upshot is those libs will need to be refitted.

Hmmm.  Sounds like I'll have to look into some options for this one.

> Also, and I'm not sure how much this will effect Nitro, but for Og,
> the Anise library needs to be used in place of the old Facets
> annotations.rb. Essentially the same thing, but I spun it off as a
> separate project.

I'll go look at that as well.  annotations seem to be pretty prevalent.  So
definitely something we need to have more solid before release.

> No doubt there are other dependency issues to consider, but these I
> know need address. I'll let you all know if I think of any more.

Thanks Trans.

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