[aur-dev] AUR Android app

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Tue Mar 26 08:44:51 EDT 2013

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 12:20:57PM +0000, Pedro Veloso wrote:
> My name is Pedro Veloso and I'm an Android developer for more than 3 years
> now.
> I would like to contribute to Arch by making an application that could
> provide the user with functionality for searching packages, seeing their
> details and dependencies etc. All of this in a convenient way trough a
> native Android application. This application would be of course Apache
> licensed (or similar one, point being I intent to open-source the whole
> thing from the beginning).
> For this to work I would need a working API on the server side, I did a
> brief search and I found some work is already underway in that sense (
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_2) where there seems to be a
> discussion on doing a REST API with OAuth authentication (which is great
> because I've worked with both standards in several projects as well).
> However I did not find what the current progress is on this, so that's what
> I intend to find out sending this email to the aur-dev mailing list.

That project is dead. There is a RPC interface that might do what you
want [1]. It currently can't be used to list dependencies, though.

> Thanks in advance,
> Pedro

[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/rpc/

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