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Re: "If you're still seeing problems, please reopen." [Was: bug#25148:]

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: "If you're still seeing problems, please reopen." [Was: bug#25148:]
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:42:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> writes:

> Please see for yourself whether it has a sensible API:
> https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/api/
> https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/api/api_resources.html

I've skimmed the documentation, and it seems sensible, and doesn't seem
to RESTful, which can be a pain (i.e., it doesn't seem like you have
to issue separate GETs for each item in a "discussion", for instance).

But it has arbitrary restrictions like

per_page        Number of items to list per page (default: 20, max: 100)

which means that to download the 3300 open bugs in the Emacs bug tracker
you have to issue 33 of these, but whatevs.

> (It does require authentication, though.)

That's a shame.  Accessing the read-only parts of the API shouldn't
require any auth, because that means that you have to register yourself
as a user on the web site before you can look at the bugs in the Emacs
interface, which looks like a deal breaker to me.

Or perhaps it's possible to register a read-only default account that
non-registered Emacs users could use?

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