[Nitro] Some points about continuing Nitro/Og development

chris prpht9 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 01:20:49 EST 2008


Sounds good.  I'll make a final decision prior to my public nitro, raw, etc
release.

-Chris


On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 5:23 PM, trans <transfire at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Nov 5, 1:16 pm, chris <prp... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 3:25 AM, trans <transf... 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.
>
> Anise should be pretty solid, it originated from Nitro/Og and has gone
> through a number of refinements and a couple rewrites while part of
> Facets.
>
> T.
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