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Bug#510723: ITP: libconfig-model-itself-perl -- Graphical *model* editor for Config::Model

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Dominique Dumont <domi.dumont@free.fr>

* Package name    : libconfig-model-itself-perl
  Version         : 1.208-1
  Upstream Author : Dominique Dumont <ddumont@cpan.org>
* URL             : http://search.cpan.org/dist/Config-Model-Itself/
* License         : LGPL
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : Graphical *model* editor for Config::Model

This module provides a graphical editor to edit configuration model
for Config:Model. (emphasis on model)

This modules also provides a model for Config::Model (hence the Itself
name, you can also think of it as a meta-model).  The editor will use
this meta-model to construct the graphical interface so you can edit
the configuration model for *your* application. [ This module is the
"eat your own dog food" principle applied to Config::Model ;-) ]

Let's step back a little to explain. Any configuration data is, in
essence, structured data. This data could be stored in an XML file. A
configuration model is a way to describe the structure and relation of
all items of a configuration data set.

This configuration model is also expressed as structured data. This
structure data is structured and follow a set of rules which are
described for humans in Config::Model.

The structure and rules documented in Config::Model are also expressed
in a model in the files provided with Config::Model::Itself.

Hence the possibity to verify, modify configuration data provided by
Config::Model can also be applied on configuration models. Using the
same user interface.

The model editor program is config-model-edit.

Since the model editor and the configuration data editor are based on
the same graphical module, you will use similar UIs to edit
configuration data (for instance Xorg configuration data from
xorg.conf) and Xorg model (if you need to add new parameters in Xorg

Once this module is installed, you can run:

  # config-model-edit -model <model_name>

For instance, if you have installed Config::Model::Xorg, you can run

  # config-model-edit -model Xorg

If you save Xorg configuration model, it will create a lib directory and
write the modified model there.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

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