The domain of desire includes software distribution points and software modules, but carefully avoids module internals, leaving that to system definition facilities. The domain-specific information is represented in a both human- and machine-readable form and is shared, by the means of a distributed VCS, within a loose aggregation that could be called a network of desire nodes.
There are three sides of desire:
- a knowledge base about world of software distributors and modules,
- an end-user software retrieval system, and
Desire shares concepts with and provides some features of, at least:
Desire uses the Git distributed version control system to pass around the domain-specific information, as well as for software redistribution.
Higher-order goals of desire revolve around:
- distributed development,
- cross-project cooperation, and
- coordinated release making.
See also: obtain libraries