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Re: Data access for the PTS (Was: Re: Bug#348971: qa.debian.org: please consider converting PTS to a CSS layout)

On Wed, 01 Mar 2006, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> > I suppose frankie was speaking about something like a SOAP interface or alike,
> > in order to be able to query the PTS remotely, within a script.
> Personally I think SOAP is overrated, overhyped, or both. But as the PTS
> uses XML to store its data internally anyway, it might be easy to fix.
> I'm not going to spend my energy on it though, so "patches welcome".

Well, the PTS aggregates all the data in XML files. It makes sense to make
those XML files available on the web so that they can be directly
downloaded and used by scripts (no need to invent a SOAP interface around

I just made that by setting up a symlink:

http://packages.qa.debian.org/base/ provides all the intermediary XML
files used by the PTS

Just check what files are available for each package:

Raphaël Hertzog

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