[ghns] ghns status, api, etc.
karlitschek at kde.org
Mon Jun 22 06:45:28 PDT 2009
you are right. I think the current situation is not good. We should
have one API standard for collaboration not three.
Josef, Jeremy, are you at GCDS? Perhaps we can discuss a few ideas in
I for one plan to support and push the open collaboration services API
in the future. I´m in contact with people from other free software
project who plan to support it also.
I think it has the biggest potential to become a cross desktop and
cross platform standard.
But I am biased of course because I created it. :-)
Perhaps we could use and extend the existing provider files to store
information which provider support which API.
What do you think?
On 19.06.2009, at 17:38, Jeremy Whiting wrote:
> Hey all, especially Frank and Josef,
> I'm wondering about the state of ghns as it is now. The KNewStuff2
> library has been dormant for a long time (mostly because of my lack
> of time
> probably) but I believe I could easily get it up-to-date with
> respect to ghns
> functionality (viewing comments, reading comments, searching,
> voting, even
> uploading, etc.) if we can clearly define a common api for
> interacting with web
> services. (Or even discovering the functionality of different api's
> automatically maybe?)
> One example is voting, in Frank's opendesktop REST api there's one
> method to
> vote for items, by passing an id, and a vote, and authenticating.
> In hotstuff
> there's a different api using soap and dxs to do the same thing.
> This is
> troublesome to the client because it basically has to know and
> understand both
> protocols/api's to work with both. I'm wondering if we could have
> on each web
> service an xml file or something that clearly defines the api and
> used. This would make it fairly simple for the client to support both
> protocols/api's. This could also make it fairly simple for sites
> that provide
> only artwork/other data via rss feeds to provide an xml file
> explaining it's
> rss feed format so KNewStuff2 could use them as providers also.
> Just wanting to get the ball rolling on some collaboration/consensus
> to get
> things working better and get missing functionality implemented.
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