[Reportbug-maint] reportbug patch for windows

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Tue Apr 7 12:33:58 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 11:29, Ritesh Raj Sarraf <rrs at researchut.com> wrote:
> Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
>> Attached is a patch for reportbug (querybts) to make it run on Windows.
>> There are 2 modules, pwd and tempfile, which are platform dependent, not
>> available on Windows. These 2 modules are only needed for the reportbug
>> tool and are not required for a query to the BTS.
>> I have a plain patch to just handle imports for these 2 modules. Another
>> option could be to separate platform specific modules to a separate file.
>> Why this should be done?
>> I have an application, pypt-offline, an offline package manager for
>> Debian. One of the core features for it is to be able to download bug
>> reports and make it available offline.
>> I'd like to use reportbug for my app's bug fetch requirement because
>> reportbug is the most used bts tool in Debian and thus the best
>> maintained. :-)
> Hi,
> Can you please provide some feedback on this ?

I'll check and reply when I have time, like everybody else.

> The plan is not to make *reportbug* platform independent but at least have
> its modules be. Because that way, I can add my own wrapper on top of
> reportbug modules and fetch bugs on a non-linux box, and still be able to
> not worry about any changes in the BTS interface.
> Another question I had was regarding SOAP. My understanding was that we were
> planning to move towards the SOAP interface, to interact with the BTS. But
> still with the new release (4.0), it still is using the CGI interface.

Still on planning/development.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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