On Thu, 2019-10-24 at 20:12 +0200, Clement Verna wrote:
> The packages app (https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/
> originally running on RHEL6, I tried to move it to RHEL 7 but they
> were some dependencies missing there so we decided to move it to
> Fedora. I don't remember which dependencies were missing tho. One of
> the pain point is that the frontend is rendered using moksha/tosca
> widgets (http://toscawidgets.org/
) and this is pretty much a dead
> upstream project. Removing these dependencies is not going to be
OK. Given our extreme time constraints, I think it is likely that we
will have to retire the Packages app.
However, there is one feature in it that I personally believe does map
to the CPE team's mission statement: the table of which versions of a
package are in which versions of Fedora/EPEL.
I think we should do *something* to continue to provide that particular
feature to packagers. I have a proposal:
What if we make a fedpkg subcommand that prints that table? I think it
could get all the needed data by querying Koji.
I suggest this instead of a webapp or service, because webapps and
services increase the burden on the CPE team, and also because creating
an entire application just to print a table is a lot of boilerplate.
Adding it to fedpkg feels clean to me, because it seems like a sensible
place for such a feature to exist, and because it *should* be simple
and easy. Simple is good!
I may be able to find the time to make this happen before April too.