[Soc-coordination] Mylyn interface for debbugs, as a GSOC ?

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at debian.org
Fri Mar 13 07:21:09 UTC 2009

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 10:42:49PM +0100, Obey Arthur Liu wrote:
> What interests me here is the intersection of this work with the
> DebbugsWebUI proposal[1]. If both projects pass, there could be an
> interesting collaboration between those two projects to provide a clean
> read/write API for Debbugs, possibly more SOAP-like than the current
> mail-only interface. Or stick with the mail transport, that's up to debate.
> Until now, GSoC projects in Debian have usually been very independent
> and unrelated. Having some students work together is a possibility that
> I'd like to explore.

I don't think it is a good idea. Having been a mentor and an admin in
the past of our GSoC, I know that in several cases the interaction
student <-> project ain't easy and already takes a good deal of
efforts to work for student <-> mentor. Imposing another coordination
hop looks like calling for more trouble.

Nevertheless I agree that working towards a SOAP read/write API would
be a wonderful goal. Having it we can possibly also re-target various
features of the bts command line front-end to relax the requirement of
a working MTA. Still, it would be better to delegate the API design to
a more central place, like the debbugs maintainer.


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