[Reportbug-maint] Bug#415801: Bug#415801: reportbug: SOAP support now more important due to BTS changes

Sandro Tosi matrixhasu at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 07:03:26 UTC 2008

Hello Paul,

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 07:49, Paul Wise <pabs at debian.org> wrote:
> severity 415801 important
> thanks
> Lack of SOAP support in reportbug now more important due to the latest
> HTML changes in the bug tracking system. Some packages do not show the
> list of bugs, despite saying that there are bugs. One example is
> exiftran (reportbug says 7 bugs found, but doesn't show them), I have
> seen others but did not take note of them.

As discussed on IRC, this problem is fixed in v3.45 actually in sid
and in few days to be moved in Lenny. The problem was due to a
spurious output that prevent the last page (if first page = last page,
then you'll see no output at all) to be displayed.

> Personally I think the lack
> of SOAP support should be RC, do the maintainers or the release team
> agree with that?

We (as reportbug maintainers) have already planned to switch to the
standardized SOAP BTS query method, but for lenny+1. As of now, I
cannot estimate the impact of the change, but for sure it won't be
just a "drop-in" replacement.


Sandro Tosi (aka morph, Morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

More information about the Reportbug-maint mailing list