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Re: Refactoring the tracker

* Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org> [2010-05-04 21:55]:
> On Tue, May 04, 2010 at 08:34:38PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > I've decided that it's necessary to clean up the mishmash between SQL
> > and Python in the tracker code base.  As I've mentioned before, there
> > are three or four different ways for deciding if a vulnerability is
> > fixed in a particular package version.  This makes changing the
> > processing logic and creating new statistics rather difficult.
> > 
> > Another issue which has gained some significance lately is that the
> > package and CVE lists have grown quite a bit, 
> We could skip processing of all issues older than 2006?

Makes sense to me as well, we don't need them anymore and those are quite a 
lot. Of course this is no sane solution in the long run.

> > Constraints are: it has to run on soler eventually, and I don't think
> > we can require Javascript on the client.
> I'd prefer to stick with Python.

I do as well. I'm not sure how much work it is to adapt the current code base. 
Would it make sense to do a complete rewrite at some point?

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