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Re: How does the Emacs bug tracker work?

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: How does the Emacs bug tracker work?
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2011 13:23:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Glenn,

>> debbugs.el does not suffer from this limitation:
>> (length (debbugs-get-bugs :severity "normal"))
>>  => 1860
> It does, however, have pretty much the same impact on the server, in
> terms of using quite a lot of memory, which is why I put the 400 bugs
> limitation into the web-based search. So I think this could cause
> problems if a lot of people start using it.

What does cause the load? debbugs-get-bugs or debbugs-get-status? I
suspect the latter one, which could carry an arbitrary number of

> Could you consider putting in a similar kind of limit to the
> number of bugs the `debbugs-emacs' command will fetch?

I believe, this shall be implemented in the frontend Lars is working
on. debbugs-get-bugs returns the bug numbers, and before calling
debbugs-get-status, the frontend could ask (like in gnus):

  How many articles from gmane.emacs.devel (available 140599, default 200):

Btw, for debian.org such a restriction would be even more important:

  (let ((debbugs-port "debian.org"))
    (debbugs-newest-bugs 1))
  => (632453)

Best regards, Michael.

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