[uf-discuss] Re: Software Projects Description
karl at w3.org
Mon Oct 9 17:02:37 PDT 2006
Le 06-10-07 à 00:42, Lachlan Hunt a écrit :
> Karl Dubost wrote:
>> Le 5 oct. 06 à 10:08, Stephen Paul Weber a écrit :
>>> Software Downloads (license, download link, title, description,
>>> Might actually start some research and suggest this soon.
>> Already done. It's called DOAP
> One thing that would actually be very useful for users on a
> download page is a way to markup a check sum (commonly MD5 or SHA)
> and semantically associate it with the file to be downloaded. I
> couldn't find anything like that covered with DOAP.
> MD5 sums are provided for downloads like Apache and PHP. It would
> be useful so that the browser could take care of checking the file
> when it finishes downloading. Presently, it requires too much
> manual effort for an average user to even bother figuring out how
> to check it.
- The browser *could* but doesn't for now.
- How many common public softwares (downloadable from a Web page) do
MD5 or SHA?
- The average user will never do MD5
not, because it is too much effort
but he or she is not a geek.
- MD5 or SHA are useful only for a small geek community where the
software is released on a distributed network (Linux, open source
- Distribution modes are
- OS built-in (Debian, Apple, Windows, etc)
- Softwares built-in (Check Updates)
- Web pages (open source software, creator site)
On the topic of distribution, RPMfind for Linux is working with RDF.
PS: geek is not used qs a dismissive term.
Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
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