New bodhi bugfix release in production

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Oct 26 19:04:01 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-10-26 at 13:45 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Really this is just a tooling question of whether it's overall more
> > convenient to have Bodhi use IDs and then implement convenience
> > scripts/tools wherever we refer to the updates which can identify them -
> > like a bot in IRC, and a modification to the updates-testing email to
> > make it use the old format, etc - or whether it's better to have Bodhi
> > use NEVRs and then have to somehow deal with the problem of updates with
> > dozens of packages, and the problem of updates which are edited to
> > include different NEVRs.
> Hmmm, a suggestion:
> Maybe we could do what some sites like do and default to URLs 
> which include BOTH the ID and the packagename-version list, but have Bodhi 
> only actually use the ID and ignore the packagename-version entirely.
> See e.g.:
> (The first link is what the site produces by default, the second is what it 
> used to produce before the package got renamed, the third is to prove you 
> can write in anything and it will be ignored and the fourth is the 
> equivalent of Bodhi's current ID-based URLs, which also works.)
> But I'd put the ID first so it's easier to rip off the ignored stuff from 
> the link if a short URL is needed.
> That should bring us the best of both worlds (and people who are bothered by 
> the redundant stuff could simply rip out everything after the ID from the 
> URL, just as we're doing now for that CSRF junk anyway).

That sure sounds good to me, if we hit on a format that's easily
readable. nice idea.
Adam Williamson
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