[Python-Dev] New bugtracker project

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Tue, 21 May 2002 19:45:40 -0500

    >> "Would be" or "is"?  I.e., does Roundup currently support this?

    Gary> It does not.  However, it does supply an email interface for the
    Gary> creation and modification of issues.  One could write a local
    Gary> python script which creates and sends an email to the tracking
    Gary> session.

This would also be suboptimal.  The issues generating an email-based
submission are no different than an http-based submission.  The API is not
really well-defined by the server author.  This is left up to clients who
need access to the server.  If something changes in the layout of the email
input or http form parameters, it's quite likely that clients will break.
In addition, each client winds up having to write all their own specialized
interface code, causing pottentially substantial duplication of effort.  Use
of XML-RPC or SOAP as remote scripting interface completely avoids these
problems and open the system up to cross-language scripting.