[aur-dev] AUR Android app

Chris “Kwpolska” Warrick kwpolska at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 04:12:48 EDT 2013

On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 2:27 AM, Pedro Veloso <pedro.n.veloso at gmail.com> wrote:
> The notifier for package maintainers should be easy to implement, I'm
> assuming it is basically keeping track of the "OutOfDate" field.

The AUR mail notifications send info about new comments, marking as
outdated, deletes (TU), merges (TU) and orphans (TU/user).  Doing the
first one requires ugly web scraping.  The others are easy to
implement with a msearch call, described below.

Just throw a HTTP request to
https://aur.archlinux.org/rpc.php?type=msearch&arg=USERNAME, decode
the JSON, put the results in a database (or a csv file) storing only
the names and out-of-date status.  Then, inform the human about
existing out-of-date packages.

On each subsequent call to the RPC, compare the database results with
data you just downloaded from there.  Package wasn’t out of date and
now it is?  Tell the human.  Package isn’t there anymore?  Tell the
human that it was deleted, merged or orphaned.  And then save the
newly downloaded data, overwriting previous database results.

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