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Re: Showstopper in the RPM submission procesdure

Pekka Savola <pekkas netcore fi>:
> I don't think there is an official "RPM submission procedure" yet.  The 
> unofficial (only!) one is to send mails to Red Hat folks, or add a bug in 
> Bugzilla.
> But I think the final one will be much, much better .. once we get there. 
> :-)

Indeed it will, because I'm already on the problem :-)  I am stepping up with
an offer to write, document, and maintain the client software for doing 
package submissions.

I had a long IRC chat with some key Bugzilla developers this afternoon.  
The conclusion of the chat was that Bugzilla ought to have an XML-RPC 
interface for posting bugs.  But, pending that, Christian Reis gave me 
a scratch Python script for submitting bugs via scripted CGI that I 
am in the process of reworking into a production-quality tool.  It can be
used with Bugzilla as it is now.  It's called `bug-bugzilla'.

Once I get bug-bugzilla done, I'll write a thin wrapper around it called
`fedora-submit' for submitting RPMS through Fedora Bugzilla.  If your 
channel for RPM submissions changes, I will modify fedora-submit
accordingly.  Someday it might be an XML-RPC client, but users
need not care.

Fedora can ship both scripts as RPMs, fedora-submit will depend on
bug-bugzilla until and unless that changes, and everybody should be
happy.  Including the Bugzilla people, who have had people clamoring
for a production-quality tool of this kind forever.

Does this sound like a good plan?
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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