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Bug#792564: qa.d.o/dose: please export distcheck and buildcheck results in a machine readable format


On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 02:36:43PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Jul 2015, Johannes Schauer wrote:
> > > I think for the tracker we would want a custom format, in case the
> > > dose3 raw data format/schema changes.
> > 
> > right. I think that makes sense.
> I don't see how it makes sense. If that output contains the suitable
> information, let's use it and define it as the standard that the PTS
> expects. When the raw dose3 format changes, dose3 can add a new export
> layer for the PTS if needed.
> The only alternative would be to invent a generic data source format
> that would be useful for all possible action items that we want
> to import. But a generic format for a specialized use case seems overkill.

can we defer this discussion to debconf if you are planning to attend ?
Integrating the dose results into the tracker is on my agenda for debconf.
Of course I can provide output in any reasonable format that is convenient
for the tracker or udd, I just didn't have the time yet to look into this.

In what concerns readability of explanations: repeating the short
explanation on the package page as pabs suggested is a good idea,
I will do that. Besides, Josch is right in that conciseness was a concern.
And I tried to stick to pure html and avoid creating an image file for
each individual case, since we have each day literally thousands of
individuals reports.

Cheers -Ralf.

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