Is there a backend interface to bugzilla?

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Wed Oct 1 22:53:30 UTC 2003

Gervase Markham <gerv at>:
> Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> >* 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?
> This is the first I (or Google) have heard of this. Does anyone have any 
> more details?

Not much to tell.  Red Hat put XML-RPRC aupport into...the 2.17version
of Bugzilla, I think we discovered.  There's a prototype XML-RPC
client called bugzuki.  zach and justdave and kiko and I have more or
less agreed on a plan for supporting remote-scripted bug submissions
that involves folding the Red Hat mods into the Bugzilla mainline.

My goal in all this is to be able to remote-script package submissions
to Fedora.  But it quickly became clear that the problem needed to be
pushed upstream to you guys, so I'm here helping and nudging.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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