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Re: SOAP support in Emacs

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: SOAP support in Emacs
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 23:56:03 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, I know, everybody hates SOAP, but it was suggested that Gnus could
> have a debbugs interface, so that it would be more convenient to browse,
> answer and close bugs in the Emacs bug tracker.
> And apparently debbugs has a SOAP interface, of all things, that allows
> you to get the meta-data necessary to download all the individual bug
> mboxes.  So I googled for "emacs soap", and found this:
> http://code.google.com/p/emacs-soap-client/
> And it looks fine.  A candidate for inclusion in Emacs, if the author
> signs over the copyright to the FSF?  (I haven't been in contact with
> the author yet.)

Michael Albinus was working on a package, xesam-debbugs.el, that was
supposed to do this:


>> The package is unfinished. I lost interested when I found out, that
>> the SOAP interface of debbugs does not support sorting (which is
>> inconvenient for a larger number of bugs returned).
>> However, it might be worth to continue the work?

I'm guessing the necessary changes to the SOAP interface alluded to by
Michael will require work on the server side.  If either you or Michael
are interested in poking around debbugs.gnu.org for this purpose, just
shoot me an email.

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