Python to use a non open source bug tracker?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Wed Oct 4 22:27:52 CEST 2006

skip at schrieb:
> No, actually switching trackers can be one big pain in the ass.  You
> probably aren't aware of how hard it's been for the Python development team
> (I think Martin v. Loewis, mostly) to get tracker data out of SF.  An
> explicit requirement was that any tool chosen as a SF replacement be able to
> easily export its database to avoid this sort of "lock-in" in the future.

While I put quite some effort into getting data out of SF, it was
Fredrik Lundh who eventually implemented the solution that we'll use:
screen scraping. My efforts to get data out of SF "officially"
were futile.


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