Re: email backend for fedmsg
On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, at 13:06, clime wrote:
> Ad. https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2016/07/msg00377.html -
> fedmsg usage in Debian.
> There is a note: "it seems that people actually like parsing emails"
This was just a way to say that fedmsg never got much of a user base in the services that run on Debian infra, and that even the new services introduced at the time kept parsing emails.
> So fedmsg would become a tiny wrapper over email that would just
> serialize and parse json data to and from email messages and check
The only native fedmsg producer in Debian was mentors.debian.net. Other events were generated by various email parsers connected to mailing lists (debian-devel-announce, debian-bugs-announce).
> I am asking because I like the idea of distribution-independent
> infrastructure message bus that this project had.
Yes, it was a nice idea.