[aur-dev] [PATCH] Add newly submitted packages functionality with json interface

Laszlo Papp djszapi at archlinux.us
Tue Oct 6 14:52:49 EDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 1:40 AM, elij <elij.mx at gmail.com> wrote:

> I guess I don't see the need for this.
> If you want to see 'new packages', just use the rss feed.
> Dumping this in the rcp api seems... wrong to me.
Hello Elliot!

Thank you the feedback! My opinion in this matter is that if I'd like to
create a frontend program for AUR, especially console based e.g., or to
create another API/backend for AUR, then the json interface/output would be
more portable than parsing html/xml pages to get an option for a command
line frontend to get the newly submitted/updated packages.

Rss feed and this option are different purposes in fact.
With this option from command line you could get anytime the newly
updated/submitted packages, but with rss you see them continously. The first
facility is really console based, but the second is webpage based, I think
it's different or maybe I'm wrong.

Summary, to do as many things in json interface as we can, it's a good idea
in my opinion now, mainly for porting and easier parsing purposes.

Best Regards,
Laszlo Papp

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