[kde-community] KDE store sprint

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Wed Apr 6 11:10:51 BST 2016

Hi Ben,

On Wednesday, April 06, 2016 09:06:56 PM Ben Cooksley wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 10:47 PM, Sebastian Kügler <sebas at kde.org> wrote:

> > As you may have followed, at Blue Systems, we're in the process of
> > revamping the infrastructure around add-ons, basically what is currently
> > served by opendesktop.org.
> Two questions if I may

Sure. :)

> 1) In the past opendesktop.org transferred to us nightly a copy of
> pre-OCS get hot new stuff formatted information and associated data.
> This supports KDE 3 and early KDE 4 era applications, as well as
> applications which never transitioned to using OCS. You'd be surprised
> how many hits it still gets....
> What are the plans in regards to this data export?
> The data needs to be transferred to us as the applications are coded
> to use a download.kde.org url, although this should be redirectable
> without issue if need be.
> 2) There are some RDF (predecessor to RSS) formatted feeds which we
> download from a hidden URL on the opendesktop.org site, and then serve
> up on www.kde.org. I believe the opendesktop.org site points clients
> to the kde.org hosted copy of these feeds in it's metadata markup, at
> least it did last I checked.
> What is planned here in the future?
> Unfortunately as Akregator and many other clients will already be
> configured to retrieve the feed from kde.org we'll need to support
> this in some fashion (redirects shouldn't be an issue here if need
> be).

I can't tell you much about that, since I'm blissfully unaware of these 
ancient things. It sounds like something we should be able to make possible 
(or keep doing), but you'll have to talk to Alexander for that. Can you get in 
contact with him directly?


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