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Re: co-mentor for a GSoC proposal wanted: debbugs web submission

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 07:59:02PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> This feature has to be implemented as an add on module to debbugs or
> entirely separately. It can use the Debbugs:: modules if it must, but
> it really should pull any information it requires using the soap
> interface so it doesn't have to run on b.d.o.

My idea was more about implementing it entirely separately from debbugs
just using an email as the final mechanism for web submission (as you

Actually, I was not aware of the soap interface, I was only aware of an
ldap interface. As I said, I'm more proposing it on the "frontend" side
and I'm needing more knowledge on the "backend" side. Questions:
- can you give me a pointer to the details of the SOAP interface?
- assuming the entirely separately implementation I had in mind, do you
  have any other additional requirement on how to interact with debbugs
  beside mail for submission and SOAP for info retrieval?

> In any event, the appropriate place to discuss this sort of thing is
> debian-debbugs@lists.debian.org, not really here.

Sorry, I posted on d-d just to grasp interested people. I agree that for
discussing architectural/implementation details d-debbugs is the right
place, but I won't do it now; sure I'll point out in the GSoC proposal
that the taker student should discuss there those details. Just let me
know if you think some other important requirements should be put in the


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- Computer Science PhD student @ Uny Bologna, Italy
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