<lead>, <developer>, <contributor>, and <helper> -- Developer documentation for a release
Documenting who develops a package
In package.xml 1.0, a developer was documented using the <maintainer> tag inside of
a redundant <maintainers> container tag. This has been simplified in package.xml 2.0
both to slightly speed parsing and to make validation of the xml simpler. Now, the contents
of the <role> tag has been extracted as 4 tags to describe the maintainers of a package.
In addition, a new internal tag <active> has been added, so that you can honor retired
developers' work without having to remove them altogether from package.xml.
WARNING: tag order is important. List leads followed by developers followed
by contributors and finally helpers.