[tdwg-tapir] FAQ page

Dave Vieglais vieglais at ku.edu
Fri Jan 13 16:02:30 CET 2006

Much of the confusion has come about I guess because DiGIR 2 is actually a 
code name for a project that is building a data service application that 
supports pluggable protocols.  There is no official name for that application, 
and there is no release (yet).

So to try and help things a little:

DiGIR 2 is a data server application, not a protocol.  The application 
supports multiple protocols for accessing the data it serves including:

* DiGIR 1.5 (i.e. the current version of DiGIR)
* TAPIR (may not be a full implementation)
* WFS (OGC Web Feature Service)
* possibly SPARQL (an RDF query language)

DiGIR 2 data server is being developed because we do not yet feel that there 
is a single unifying protocol for our community, and that new protocols may 
emerge and then different versions of the protocols will be developed.  Having 
a single data service application that supports pluggable protocols will, we 
hope, significantly reduce the maintenance and configuration overhead of those 
interested in serving their data, since one the application is installed, we 
expect it to be a relatively trivial matter to add protocols or updates to 
existing protocols.

We will provide more information about the project as updates become available.

   Dave Vieglais

Javier de la Torre said the following on 1/12/2006 8:23 AM:
> Dear all,
> We had today the GBIF ICT Expert Group meeting and a lot of people  
> where making questions about TAPIR.
> Seems that there is confusion regarding names. People were asking why  
> there is Digir 2 if we are all going to TAPIR and things like that.
> There were also questions regarding when things are gonna be ready,  
> what can we expect from Digir2 and TAPIR pywrapper and what would be  
> the reasons to migrate, how difficult is going to be to migrate, etc.
> I was thinking of extending the FAQ page that Renato started in  
> Madrid to answer all these questions, but I need some help specially  
> from the Digir2 people.
> -What is the status of Digir2?
> -Is it going to be difficult to update from Digir 1 to 2?
> I will in any case start writing there and maybe you can then modify  
> extend thins related to you.
> Best regards,
> Javi.
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