Bootgod, i hope your reading this..

I saw over at the aformentioned thread over at nesdev

That you're implementiation of the XML format allows for merging of clones into a single zip, over at no-intro we are hard at work for identifing parents/clones for this kind of merging, maybe using this XML based system will allow for a better more coordinated way to define parents and clones than the current text file list we use, see here for our current system: