[Twisted-Python] Twisted easy bugs, and other thoughts about getting people involved in Twisted

Asheesh Laroia twisted at asheesh.org
Tue Mar 16 21:29:42 EDT 2010

On Mon, 15 Mar 2010, exarkun at twistedmatrix.com wrote:

> On 14 Mar, 04:53 pm, twisted at asheesh.org wrote:
>> One more thing -- pulling data out of Trac isn't actually super easy 
>> (-:. So if you want us to re-export that in some really simple format 
>> like a big JSON list, that's something else we can do.
> How do you mean?  It's actually pretty straightforward to get data out; 
> you can have it as rss, csv, or tsv in most cases.

Yeah -- but (see below)

> This leads me to wonder how you grabbed the "easy" tickets from the 
> tracker.  Surely this is an automated process which is reading the csv 
> format of a trac "tickets with `easy` keyword" query page?  If not, how 
> does the OpenHatch listing stay up to date?

It is doing just that to find the IDs to look at.

Then it actually scrapes the Trac-rendered HTML because the CSV export (as 
far as I know) can't tell us answers to questions like, "How many people 
were active on this bug?" I find that's a useful thing to show off.

So it's a combination of both, and we end up with a little more data than 
the Trac API exports. I'll probably start serving out JSON dumps soon.

-- Asheesh.

"No one gets too old to learn a new way of being stupid."

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