Hi, I maintain rosegarden4 and upstream has a new
version which ATM is
submitted to factory, this is a very popular package and the new version
is a complete rewrite from the ground up. I noticed the openSUSE link at :-
site was very out of date and
even said the package was available from packman whereas it's been an
openSUSE package since 2003. This lead me to request an updated link
from the developers. I will paste the reply before I go further :-
These are generated automatically by scraping the web interface to the
distro package databases... I see that several distros appear to have
changed their interfaces in such a way as to need an update.
Can you provide a single URL that can reliably be retrieved in order
to discover an up-to-date record of which version of Rosegarden is
current in openSUSE? It can return either HTML or some parsable
machine format. The link you just gave includes rather a lot of
different entries, and it isn't directly obvious how I would extract
the most widely available current version (or "a stable version" and
"a bleeding-edge version") from it. I last used SuSE before they
capitalised the U, and I have no idea how repositories are organised
for it these days.
If anyone reading this can provide similar things for Ubuntu, Arch,
Gentoo, and your other favourite distribution, that would also be
Yes, as the openSUSE Buildservice is upstreams friend, there is a quite
sophisticated solution for this, the 'Application Directory Integration
Interface' (better name proposals welcome) see .
It provides an Buildservice API call that sends back a xml block listing
links to binary packages which are currently in the repo which can be
parsed to build a link list from.
The list contains all what is needed to generate a decent download link
on the webpage like type of bin package, descriptions etc. A little
program code on the website is needed to parse the info. If somebody
The xml is dynamically adopted to what happens in the project, if you
add another target distro to the project, packages for it appear in the
Check a call to
osc api /public/binary_packages/multimedia:apps/rosegarden4
to see what it contains for rosegarden 4.
Maybe that helps,
Is it possible for a wiki page or something similar to be created from
this information, it would be a nice feature to have and the upstream
site could simply link to it.
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