[Reportbug-maint] Python API to Access Debian BTS - python-btsutils vs python-debianbts

Bastian Venthur venthur at debian.org
Tue Jul 22 12:32:08 UTC 2008

Sandro Tosi wrote:
> Of course, I don't have a "preferred" package: I simply think that you
> can join the effort to create The python interface for Debian BTS. You
> know better than anyone else the strengths and faults for your
> interfaces so maybe you will find the way to "extract" the best of
> both and come out with a single package, maybe maintained by you both
> :D

Do you have plans for reportbug to use the SOAP interface of our BTS as
well? Then you guys should definitely participate the discussion about
the interface.

I can just recommend the switch from html-parsing to using soap -- I've
gone through the transition with reportbug-ng and the result is much(!)
less code and much less error prone code too. And as a bonus, if both,
reportbug and rng use the SOAP interface, the html/css design of the BTS
could be redesigned without having to worry about tools which might break.



Bastian Venthur                                      http://venthur.de
Debian Developer                                 venthur at debian org

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