Is there a backend interface to bugzilla?
jimw at bugopolis.com
Thu Oct 2 04:58:54 UTC 2003
I've started to mess around with this:
On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 20:01, Stuart wrote:
> "Eric S. Raymond" <esr at thyrsus.com>:
> > 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
> > * 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.
> Forgive me, but I am at the Web Service Edge conference this week, and in
> all the hype around Web Services, I can't help but toss in the idea that
> SOAP might be a better solution, allowing for incorporating user
> identification and signing along with transport independence. I haven't
> developed any SOAP apps, but I have done some with XML-RPC, and I am not
> really sure why XML-RPC would be any better than SOAP, (other than it may
> already be done of course...)
> -Stuart Donaldson-
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