Schedule: MetaLinks

Bram Neijt
Day Sunday
Room Ferrer
Start time 11:20
End time 11:35
Duration 00:15
Event type Podium
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
Slides (PDF)

A lightning talk about MetaLinks: XML mirror lists.

The lightning talk will cover a basic metalink, what problem metalinks hope to solve and what support for them is already out there, showing the difference between Metalinks and some other solutions currently used.

About MetaLinks:

The Metalinks tools project is there to create tools to handle and generate Metalinks. Metalinks are XML mirror lists with verification information (and more). Currently the project has created a command line tool to generate these files and the Metalink standard is already supported by mutliple download managers (see for a full list). is where the XML format specs and general information about Metalinks can be found (including news).