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31     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">43</td>
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33     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">GLEP File Hosting</td>
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35 g2boojum 1.2 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.2</td>
36 ciaranm 1.1 </tr>
37     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Ciaran McCreesh &lt;ciaranm&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
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39 g2boojum 1.2 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0043.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2005/11/13 17:16:16</a></td>
40 ciaranm 1.1 </tr>
41     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td>
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43     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Informational</td>
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45     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Content-Type:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.python.org/peps/glep-0012.html">text/x-rst</a></td>
46     </tr>
47     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">7-Nov-2005</td>
48     </tr>
49     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">7-Nov-2005</td>
50     </tr>
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53     <hr />
54     <div class="contents topic" id="contents">
55     <p class="topic-title first"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p>
56     <ul class="simple">
57     <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li>
58 g2boojum 1.2 <li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id3" name="id3">Status</a></li>
59     <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id4" name="id4">Motivation</a></li>
60     <li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id5" name="id5">Specification</a><ul>
61     <li><a class="reference" href="#example" id="id6" name="id6">Example</a></li>
62 ciaranm 1.1 </ul>
63     </li>
64 g2boojum 1.2 <li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id7" name="id7">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
65     <li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id8" name="id8">References</a></li>
66     <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id9" name="id9">Copyright</a></li>
67 ciaranm 1.1 </ul>
68     </div>
69     <div class="section" id="abstract">
70     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
71     <p>This GLEP proposes the creation of a reliable hosting location for data (e.g.
72     sample code) associated with GLEPs.</p>
73     </div>
74 g2boojum 1.2 <div class="section" id="status">
75     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="status">Status</a></h1>
76     <p>This GLEP has been approved by the GLEP editor and marked Final on
77     13 Nov. 2005.</p>
78     </div>
79 ciaranm 1.1 <div class="section" id="motivation">
80 g2boojum 1.2 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
81 ciaranm 1.1 <p>Some GLEPs come with non-trivial example files or code which are part of the
82     specification. There are two methods which have been used to handle this
83     previously:</p>
84     <ul class="simple">
85     <li>Include the code inline in the GLEP using a code (<tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">::</span></tt>) segment. This is
86     less than ideal for larger code samples as it leads to considerable clutter.</li>
87     <li>Place the files on a developer's webspace on <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">dev.gentoo.org</span></tt>. This is not
88     particularly reliable -- developers may leave or accidentally restructure
89     their webspace, and a GLEP is intended to be a <em>permanent</em> specification.</li>
90     </ul>
91     <p>This GLEP proposes that GLEP authors be allowed to make use of the main Gentoo
92     webserver for hosting content relevant to their GLEP.</p>
93     <div class="important">
94     <p class="first admonition-title">Important</p>
95     <p class="last">The hosting proposed is for files related to the <strong>proposal</strong>
96     (e.g. example code which clarifies part of the specification), not a full
97     implementation of the proposal.</p>
98     </div>
99     </div>
100     <div class="section" id="specification">
101 g2boojum 1.2 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
102 ciaranm 1.1 <p>Once a GLEP number has been allocated, developers (or the GLEP editors) may
103     create a directory in CVS named <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">glep-xxxx-extras/</span></tt> (where <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">xxxx</span></tt> is the
104     GLEP's number) under the main GLEP directory. This directory may be used by
105     files which are part of the proposal.</p>
106     <p>Any hyperlinks to files inside this directory should use relative paths. This
107     prevents breakages in the case of directory structure changes.</p>
108     <p>GLEPs which use this directory may include an 'Example Files' heading with a
109     list of links to the associated files.</p>
110     <div class="section" id="example">
111 g2boojum 1.2 <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="example">Example</a></h2>
112 ciaranm 1.1 <p>Consider the following GLEP segment, which has been taken from a draft of
113     GLEP 42 <a class="footnote-reference" href="#glep-42" id="id1" name="id1">[1]</a>:</p>
114     <pre class="literal-block">
115     Example News Item
116     '''''''''''''''''
117    
118     The following hypothetical news item could be used for an upgrade to the
119     ``YourSQL`` database format which breaks forward compatibility. It should be
120     named ``2005-11/2005-11-01-yoursql-upgrades.en.txt``.
121    
122     ::
123    
124     # Lots and lots of lines of example news item
125     </pre>
126     <p>The news item in question is clearly part of the proposal, but including it
127     inline is messy. Under this proposal, the main GLEP segment would read:</p>
128     <pre class="literal-block">
129     Example News Item
130     '''''''''''''''''
131    
132     `This hypothetical news item`__ could be used for an upgrade to the
133     ``YourSQL`` database format which breaks forward compatibility. It would be
134     named ``2005-11/2005-11-01-yoursql-upgrades.en.txt``.
135    
136     .. __: glep-0042-extras/example-news-item.txt
137     </pre>
138     <p>The example news item would then be placed in
139     <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">glep-0042-extras/example-news-item.txt</span></tt>.</p>
140     <p>Similar changes would be made for the longer example code segments. The GLEP
141     could also gain a new section along the lines of:</p>
142     <pre class="literal-block">
143     Example Files
144     =============
145    
146     `example-news-item.txt &lt;glep-0042-extras/example-news-item.txt&gt;`_
147     An example news item.
148     `news-mailer.bash &lt;glep-0042-extras/news-mailer.bash&gt;`_
149     A ``bash`` script which delivers news items via email.
150     </pre>
151     </div>
152     </div>
153     <div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility">
154 g2boojum 1.2 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
155 ciaranm 1.1 <p>Not an issue.</p>
156     </div>
157     <div class="section" id="references">
158 g2boojum 1.2 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" name="references">References</a></h1>
159 ciaranm 1.1 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep-42" rules="none">
160     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
161     <tbody valign="top">
162     <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id1" name="glep-42">[1]</a></td><td>GLEP 42: Critical news reporting, Ciaran McCreesh,
163     <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0042.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0042.html</a></td></tr>
164     </tbody>
165     </table>
166     </div>
167     <div class="section" id="copyright">
168 g2boojum 1.2 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
169 ciaranm 1.1 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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