User talk:Zakalawe

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About Catalog metadata

I have sometimes crossed path with this article and wonder a little bit what it is about. If you feel for it some day could you add a short introduction (three or four lines) about its purpose and background? I have some idea about what it is but I do not know for sure.

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 16:58, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

As can be seen in the article, it's about categorizing aircraft into groups, so that search filters can be supported, e.g. for queries in GUI front-ends like fgrun etc (or the website), or even just the new Aircraft Center. Originally, this dates back to the discussion at Simplifying Aircraft Deployment, which is currently being addressed via the Aircraft Center, as well as its built-in support for downloading and installing aircraft at run-time using FG itself as the front-end, instead of requiring external tools like "fgadmin" etc. For background info/quotes, see[1]. --Hooray (talk) 09:48, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
That was a relatively lame link, though it did trigger me to search and gave me something more concrete to search for. See Talk:Catalog metadata#What is this?.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 15:47, 3 October 2014 (UTC)