Is there a backend interface to bugzilla?
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Wed Oct 1 21:11:50 UTC 2003
Christian Reis <kiko at async.com.br>:
> Offshoot question: is there a consensus that moving to an XML-RPC
> interface is what we should be doing (for a 'foreign interface')?
As I'm not a Bugzilla developer myself, I make no claim that I can form
part of the appropriate consensus. But in case my opinion is of any interest:
* I am not religiously attached to XML-RPC, an in fact have never worked
with it before (except that I once brought up a test server just to
get familar with it).
* I do think XML-RPC the right thing in this situation. or at least
none of the alternatives are obviously better to my eye.
* We could design a custom transaction protocol with some minor advantages
if we wanted to, but since Red Hat has already done the work for XML-RPC
and there is even prototype client code out there (bugzuki) why not take
advantage of that?
XML-RPC seems like both the lazy and the smart solution in this case.
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