[kde-community] KDE store sprint

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Wed Apr 6 10:12:13 UTC 2016


On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Sebastian Kügler <sebas at kde.org> wrote:
> Hi Ben,

Hi Sebas,

>
> 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?

Which Alexander do I need to contact? I can probably arrange that...

>
> Cheers,
> --
> sebas
>
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Thanks,
Ben



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