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From "Henri Yandell" <>
Subject Re: Confluence and Jira client libraries
Date Fri, 04 Aug 2006 17:18:58 GMT
On 8/1/06, David Blevins <> wrote:
> On Aug 1, 2006, at 12:53 PM, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> > David Blevins wrote:
> >> I made a couple libraries for manipulating Confluence and Jira
> >> via  their XML-RPC front-ends.  Currently, I have them sitting here:
> >>
> >>
> >> Examples:
> >>
> >>
> >> I created these libraries by generating them with perl based on
> >> the  XML-RPC defs for the respective xml-rpc services.  I'm
> >> thinking here  might be a better home than my little project at
> >> Codehaus simply  because at commons there'd be like 100+ people
> >> who'd have access to  improve the library as opposed to just me.
> >> So anyway, is this something people would like?
> >
> > As a general rule its pretty hard to get existing code accepted
> > into commons. I've generally come to the opinion now that if the
> > code is good enough and theres a buzz about it, then the users will
> > find you wherever you're at.
> Generally the code still needs work.  It's generated code, so it's
> still rough but by far the best option out there for people who want
> a java client to either confluence or jira.
> I had to create it to get some work I was doing done.  Being the kind
> of guy I am I decided it was about time someone just created a java
> version of the entire API rather than just the part they needed, so I
> did.  But now I'm sitting on a heap of code that is way more than I
> personally need.
> It works well enough, but to really use it you're going to want
> access to the source.
> -David

I'm quite interested in the project btw - am doing Ruby xmlrpc at the
moment to JIRA so already in the domain. Would be cool to use Swizzle
to build the Commons Triage pages I've been scraping.


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