[RFC PATCH 01/16] patman: Use test_util to show test results

Daniel Axtens dja at axtens.net
Tue Jul 7 11:09:34 AEST 2020

Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org> writes:

> Hi Daniel,
> On Sun, 5 Jul 2020 at 22:50, Daniel Axtens <dja at axtens.net> wrote:
>> Daniel Axtens <dja at axtens.net> writes:
>> > Hi Simon,
>> >
>> > I can't see a cover letter so apologies if I've misunderstood something
>> > basic, but this doesn't appear to apply to the patchwork tree - I'm
>> > guessing the patchwork relevance is with regards to the last few patches
>> > that (AFAICT) parse the patchwork web interface for information?
>> Ah, nevermind, the cover letter got caught in moderation. I've released it.
>> pwclient speaks the old, less documented XML-RPC API. We have a new
>> REST API which is much better documented, and is explorable
>> (e.g. https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/api/ and
>> https://patchwork.readthedocs.io/en/latest/api/rest/ )
>> > I haven't fully digested the patches (and I lack a lot of context) but
>> > is there a reason the patchwork API isn't able to meet your needs here?
>> > (And if so, could we extend it rather than having you parse the frontend?)
>> So these questions still stand but for the REST API.
> So use the REST API instead of the web page? That sounds fine to me.
> Is it generally enabled on patchwork servers?

I mean patman is your code so it's ultimately not my call :P But yes,
I'd strongly prefer you used the REST API! It is enabled on ozlabs.org
and kernel.org and has been for a while (~a couple of years).

> What is the status of pwclient? Is it dead? Is there a replacement?
> I'd love to use a Python library if one exists.

Stephen F is the expert on the client stuff, so I'm not going to make a
call on the status of pwclient. All I am confident to say is that I have
migrated to using 'git-pw' and I recommend others do so to too.

I'm not sure if a dedicated Python client library exists: the last time
I wanted to write a Python client app I found it simple enough to just
use the JSON that the API provides directly. But the place I'd start
with is git-pw.


> Regards,
> SImon

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