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Since the Trisquel package database lists projects that are not currently in the FSD, and because they get updated with new version info with every release, it may be a good idea to import that data into the FSD in an automated way.


  • The first challenge is to figure out what trisquel projects correspond to which FSD projects, and which ones have no match in the other database.
    • I've written a program that takes lines of tab-separated fields and returns info about approximate matches. Once the output is generated, people need to go through it and select the correct choice. Jgay says that he's intersted in make a javascript interface that lets people choose what they think a correct match is. We'll save those result for the steps below.
  • Then, a program needs to read from the Trisquel package database, to gather all of the info.
    • malberts was talking on irc about a program (the appnr api used by that downloads apt package info from a repository and then adds the info into a sql database, and offers an api for working with the data.
  • Then a program needs to be written to automatically update FSD entries based on the Trisquel data.
  • If/when the flagged revs plugin is installed, then those updates can be approved on a case-by-case basis, to make sure that things match, and nothing is broken.

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