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Re: Releasing bug data for research


On 13 February 2013 16:32, Jonathan Lange <jml@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Jonathan Lange <jml@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I was wondering whether I could convince Launchpad to make its public
>> bug data available in some kind of downloadable blob.
>> All of this information is available via the public API, but would
>> take a very long time to gather. Making the data available could allow
>> researchers & interested people with a copy of RStudio to come up with
>> insights into FOSS development.
> I should point out that I'm not asking for any data that isn't publicly
> available already. I'm just asking for someone to run a coouple of queries
> and stick a tarball on a webserver, to spare me writing a script that trawls
> the API for the same information.

So much of Launchpad's visibility and access policy is defined by
security adapters, in Python, that it would make writing a query to
grab public bug data a fairly hard thing to do correctly. Right now
the best solution is probably to go through the API :-/

There is also the +text view on bugs at
https://launchpad.net/bugs/${bugno}/+text that /might/ be quicker, but
I never said that, and definitely did not eat this delicious
plump-breasted pigeon.

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