[aur-dev] various implementations of a json api query endpoint for the aur

elij elij.mx at gmail.com
Sun Mar 27 15:19:53 EDT 2011

On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 9:02 AM, Justin Davis <jrcd83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Very cool! Are any of these implementations hosted anywhere?

I have development versions running, but only the ruby version is
'live' right now.

There is also a live-search implementation that utilizes the ruby backend:

As the api supports limit and offset query variables, I have thought
of making it the live-search also do load-on-scroll instead of load
all at once, but I haven't endeavored to do so yet.

> I have been making an AUR scraper/copier that saves package
> meta-information. There is also a web service that provides the data.
> I put both the database and webservice here: http://juster.us/aurlite

neat! I will take a look at it.

> This scraper saves the AUR data into a new schema as well as using
> SQLite so it has a slightly different angle than your projects.
> Because it is essentially read-only this works out well for my needs.
> I was not trying to mirror or re-implement the AUR. I was thinking of
> adding binary ALPM repos as well to provide a single service for
> searching/browsing packages across many repos as well as the AUR. This
> would probably have a javascript frontent much like your livesearch!

Certainly feel free to re-use any of the livesearch code. It is
liberally MIT licensed.

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