Sysadmin Load Reduction: Code Related Services

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Fri Nov 15 19:04:37 GMT 2019


On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 3:27 AM Alexander Potashev <aspotashev at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> пт, 15 нояб. 2019 г. в 15:46, Harald Sitter <sitter at kde.org>:
> >
> > On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 11:37 PM Alexander Potashev <aspotashev at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > сб, 9 нояб. 2019 г. в 02:51, Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at kde.org>:
> > > > In the category of no longer in use, we have the compatibility
> > > > generator for the kde_projects.xml file. This was introduced when we
> > > > shutdown Redmine/Chiliproject and migrated to Phabricator, as a way of
> > > > keeping services that needed to discover a list of KDE Projects
> > > > functional.
> > > >
> > > > As we've since migrated to using YAML files within the
> > > > sysadmin/repo-metadata repository for both the CI System and
> > > > kdesrc-build (and with LXR using kdesrc-build to do it's code
> > > > checkouts) there shouldn't to my knowledge be anything still relying
> > > > on this (aside from perhaps scripty).
> > > >
> > > > I'd therefore like to shut this generator down as well, along with the
> > > > compaibility redirector running at projects.kde.org (given that it has
> > > > been some time since we were using that site, and many projects have
> > > > moved around in the virtual structure since then, making the redirects
> > > > it is able to offer useless)
> > >
> > > Hi Ben,
> > >
> > > I am developing a new version of the "opensrc" plugin for Lokalize [1]
> > > and it currently depends on kde_projects.xml. Of course I can add new
> > > code to scan the Git repo instead of just fetching kde_projects.xml,
> > > however it would be more complicated.
> >
> > https://projects.kde.org/api/doc/ specifically deals with this problem
> > by abstracting the repo away behind a micro service.
>
> This looks like another view of the data available in
> kde_projects.xml, however the API is very limited. For example I can't
> query repo descriptions using this API. Thus not helpful.
>
> However if we were going to kill kde_projects.xml, are you sure
> projects.kde.org/api/ would be still available and not shut down as
> well?

The API that Harald mentions is based off the YAML files, and is not
reliant on the legacy kde_projects.xml file.

>
> --
> Alexander Potashev

Cheers,
Ben


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