C API for Bugzilla

Colin Bendell cbendell at point2.com
Wed Jun 4 23:10:30 UTC 2003

Is there a reason why this discussion is focusing on a C API or curl for
interfacing to bz instead of a web services implementation?  From my
perspective it would be much easier if I just had to make a bunch of
soap calls to do the work I needed.  This way the calling app can be
platform / language independent.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gervase Markham [mailto:gerv at mozilla.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 4:29 PM
> To: developers at bugzilla.org
> Subject: Re: C API for Bugzilla
> J. Paul Reed wrote:
> > Well, I don't see why everyone wants to reinvent the wheel, but in
> > discussions in IRC today about how you'd do this, you could write a
> > that uses curl to contact Bugzila via our HTTP API.
> >
> > Justdave suggested that... I didn't know we had an HTTP API.
> Well, you submit HTTP requests to Bugzilla, and get data back. Sounds
> like an API to me.
> Oh, you meant a _stable_ API with easily-parseable data? Not sure
> that. ;-)
> Gerv
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