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

Gustavo R. Montesino grmontesino at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 12:58:43 UTC 2008

Em Ter, 2008-07-22 às 14:44 +0200, Sandro Tosi escreveu:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 14:32, Bastian Venthur <venthur at debian.org> wrote:
> > 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.
> Well, from an application POV, the communication layer between the
> module/lib and BTS is trasparent (it seems python-btsutils let you
> choose SOAP or html); of course, I ack to move to SOAP protocol, since
> it's the right way to query BTS.

I second Bastian on using the SOAP interface; btsutils has some support
to html parsing as SOAP was somewhat in development/maturing when I
wrote it, but I don't think it's needed anymore.

Gustavo R. Montesino

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