Initail understanding of GSoC Idea: KDE Reports

Yash Ladia ladiayash at
Wed Mar 12 19:11:30 UTC 2014

Hello Ahmed,

I have studied the idea (probably yours) on the idea page. Before I can
make a formal proposal I need your confirmation on a few things: My
understanding is you want a site like:
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Is this it?

I have seen that currently, the reports page fetches data from the site form the xml file: . This seems like a fairly easy
method to implement for the other reports as well. However, I could not
find a similar xml file in the repository. Does it exist? If
it does not shall I create it?
I could not find out how the kde_projects.xml file is being created. Will
this be possible to implement the other websites?

Or, should I query the databases of the websites to fetch the data. The
commands itself would be easy to write but I would need (thought only read)
access to the databases, which would be possible probably only by ssh. A
connection would be needed to be set up from the reports server to severs
of other websites (forum, news, planetkde, dot) so that these queries can
be made and results can be fetched.

Or, I have another idea, but seems a little hacky: subscribe to the RSS
feeds on the reports server and make reports from them. Also, though I
haven't researched much, the following stack overflow answer seems possible
to implement:
Our server would need to subscribe to the RSS feeds and then parse every
feed that is received.

These few ideas are in my order of preference. Which one would you prefer,
or you have something in different in your mind altogether?

Moreover, (probably a trivial problem) I cannot find any repository for, or Please refer me to them or to
how can I access the data they provide, unless we are going with the RSS
feed parsing idea ;-)

Thanking you,
Yash Ladia.
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