Gervase Markham gerv at
Tue Apr 15 11:12:50 UTC 2003

Jason Corbett wrote:
> 1. wait for the sometimes mentioned xml-rpc type interface (not really 
> possible since I'm trying to do a rewrite now)

It depends what you mean by an XML-RPC interface. Even today, you can 
send HTTP GET requests to Bugzilla to make it do things, and often get 
the results (e.g. of buglists, or bugs) back as XML.

Jason Pyeron wrote:
 > p.s., As Bugzilla matures, it is becoming more and more inappropriate
 > for the "web" aspects of it to be tied to the "engine" aspects. It
 > would be a very [external] popular move to break bz into 2 projects. A
 > Perl module for Bugzilla engine with a well specified API. And the
 > cgi applications which use the API.

We are already moving in the direction of splitting the back end from 
the front end, and have been for over a year now. But I don't see why 
that requires splitting Bugzilla into two projects. What evidence do you 
have to support your assertion that such a project split would be very 


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