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September 5, 2010

Summing up Google Summer of Code 2010

Filed under: Blog — admin @ 6:10 am

The Program

And with the final code submission uploaded at Google Code, Summer of Code 2010 officially draws to a close. What a ride it has been!

My first post on Inspirated regarding Summer of Code took place all the way back in March 07 when I submitted a proposal for Fedora. Three and a half years later, I finally appreciate the fact that GSoC is about much more than just the code. In fact, “Summer of Open-Source” would probably be a more suitable title for the program despite sounding half as sexy. When my proposals got rejected I had to learn, contribute and integrate more with the open-source crowd. When one of the applications finally made it beyond the selection process, I had to “bond” with the organization I was going to be working with. During the coding weeks, I had to communicate regularly with my mentor and Ubuntu community in order to ensure that I was progressing in the right direction. To summarize, becoming a part of the open-source universe is as important an aspect of GSoC as producing open-source code.

The Code

Here’s a quick rundown of the code produced for the program (without including the intermediate branches and patches):

Attachment Search

  • Merge Revision: Expot API call for listing the source packages a team has subscribed to.
  • Branch: Search attachment files using Horspool’s algorithm. The branch eventually didn’t make it upstream as it was decided that with the existing implementation the searches would be too expensive for Launchpad, essentially requiring a solution with a different design approach.

Arsenal and python-launchpadlib-toolkit Modifications

  • Package, Package, Package: These libraries had to be modified extensively in order to provide support for the Arsenal scripts developed during GSoC. Classes like LaunchpadApplication, LaunchpadBugzillaApplication and BugzillaAdapter perform regular chores for these applications e.g., authentication, web-scraping and keyring manipulation.

Attachment Upstreamer

  • Script: Command-line script for upstreaming attachments from a Launchpad bug to a remote Bugzilla.
  • Script, Template: CGI script for demonstrating the capabilities of Arsenal library and python-launchpadlib-toolkit.

Bug Matchmaker

“Incompatibility: In matrimony, a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.” — Ambrose Bierce

Fortunately, matchmaking across different bug trackers was easier.

  • Script: Command-line script for searching a remote Bugzilla for similar entries to a given Launchpad bug.

Automatic Patcher

  • Script: Command-line script for automatically generating patched Debian packages for a given Launchpad bug using diff files found in its attachments.

The Nutshell

The processes of collaborating, getting code reviewed and improving accordingly has gone a long way in instilling more confidence in me as a FLOSS developer. On the technological side of things I’ve had to deal with REST APIs, Zope Interfaces, OAuth procedures, web-scrapers based on Curl, Debian patch systems, a plethora of Python and a good-bit doze of different development paradigms.

It has been awesome working with the Ubuntu community and Bryce’s guidance has been absolutely crucial for ensuring that something useful was produced by my project. I’d like to thank everyone involved in the program for making it so much fun. I Know What I Did This Summer.

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August 17, 2010

Summer of Code Progress: Wrapping up

Filed under: Blog — admin @ 5:44 am

As eleven weeks of the-best-summer-ever draw to an end, here’s the final coding report for GSoC 2010.

Related Links

Summer of Code Archive Inspirated Code
Report Guidelines Ubuntu Wiki
Original Proposal Ubuntu Wiki

Time Spent

60 hours.

Highlights

The week was spent mostly cleaning and packaging the code accumulated over the summer. To demonstrate some of the aspects of the Arsenal library, I also created a proof-of-concept CGI script which upstreams Launchpad attachments for a bug to a remote Bugzilla. The task was fun, as the efforts put into refactoring things into launchpadlib-toolkit and BugzillaAdapter finally paid off and it took only a few hours to get the script working (that too with most of the time spent learning AJAX).

Concerns

None.

Waiting Items

None.

Stalled Items

None.

Accomplishments

  • Branch, Merge Revision:
    • Revision: Added support for quilt.
    • Revision: Added support for using patch utility for quilt packages where the diff files update debian/* stuff themselves.
    • Revision: Cleaned up the library to provide LaunchpadApplication and LaunchpadBugzillaApplication.
    • Revision: Fixed BugPatcher to use LaunchpadApplication as base class.
    • Revision: Cleaned up LaunchpadBugzillaApplication to take username password as arguments instead of modifiers.
  • Branch, Merge Revision: Fixed packaging issues to release debs for Karmic and Lucid.
  • Branch: Implemented a CGI script demonstrating the upstreaming capabilities of Arsenal library. An example run can be seen in this screencast.

Minor Tasks

  • Revision: Some more code cleanup.
  • Revision: Check launchpadlib version before appending ‘/beta‘ during API URL detection.

Actions for the Following Report

  • Fill the final evaluation.
  • Write a summary of the overall GSoC experience.
  • Start waiting for the t-shirt.
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August 10, 2010

Summer of Code Progress: Refactoring, Matching and Patching

Filed under: Blog — admin @ 3:53 am

Related Links

Summer of Code Archive Inspirated Code
Report Guidelines Ubuntu Wiki
Original Proposal Ubuntu Wiki

Time Spent

90 hours.

Highlights

  • Refactored Attachment Upstreamer in order to migrate Launchpad and Bugzilla chores to launchpadlib-toolkit and BugzillaAdapter.
  • Implemented match-upstream.py for matchmaking Launchpad bugs in remote trackers.
  • Implemented bug-patcher.py for generating patched Debian packages for Launchpad bugs.

Concerns

None.

Waiting Items

None.

Stalled Items

None.

Accomplishments

  • Branch, Merge Revision: Migrated Attachment Upstreamer to use launchpadlib-toolkit.
  • Branch, Merge Revision: Migrated Attachment Upstreamer to use BugzillaAdapter.
  • Revision: Updated launchpadlib-toolkit to serve scripts such as Attachment Upstreamer through attachment filters and wrappers.
  • Branch, Merge Revision: Implemented match-upstream.py with support for multiple level searches for finding a bug’s attributes in a remote tracker. Supports searching titles, git commit ids and attachment filenames.
  • Branch: Implemented bug-patcher.py with support for modifying Debian packages which use cdbs patch system to generate a patched version using a bug’s attachments.

Minor Tasks

  • Created a LaunchpadBugzillaApp class which shares majority of the initialization code for send-attachments-upstream.py, match-upstream.py and bug-patcher.py.
  • Fixed various bugs in LaunchpadBugzillaApp for dealing with Gnome Keyring and Launchpad authentication.
  • Added various filters to launchpadlib-toolkit.

Actions for the Following Report

  • LaunchpadBugzillaApp should be derived from LaunchpadApp which would allow using the latter for scripts such as bug-patcher.py where Bugzilla portions aren’t required.
  • Update Bug Patcher to include support for remaining Debian patch systems.
  • Clean up the code accumulated over GSoC development and write tests.
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July 24, 2010

Summer of Code Progress: Attachment Upstreamer improvements

Filed under: Blog — admin @ 9:15 pm

Related Links

Summer of Code Archive Inspirated Code
Report Guidelines Ubuntu Wiki
Original Proposal Ubuntu Wiki

Time Spent

60 hours.

Highlights

New features were added to Attachment Upstreamer in order to make it more suitable for issues encountered by Ubuntu maintainers (as suggested by Bryce from his experience as the X.org maintainer).

Concerns

None.

Waiting Items

None.

Stalled Items

None.

Accomplishments

  • Branch, Merge Revision: Implemented caching of Bugzilla credentials using Gnome Keyring and ConfigParser.
  • Merge Revision:
    • Branch: Added support for excluding attachments based on filename matching using glob patterns.
    • Branch: Added support for extracting Tar and Zip archives when the number of files in them is below a specified limit.
    • Branch: Added support for excluding attachments based on their sizes, optionally Gzipping them in an effort to make the size acceptable.
    • Branch: Added support for enforcing content-types of attachments based on their filenames.

Minor Tasks

  • Various bugfixes and code-cleanup for previously merged GSoC code.

Actions for the Following Report

The Launchpad and Bugzilla sides of the Upstreamer are to be cleaned up and made dependent on launchpadlib-toolkit and BugzillaAdapter respectively. This will help future scripts which rely on Bugzilla communication as well as make such things agnostic to the implementation lying beneath the adapter (e.g., whether we’re using Curl/XML-RPC/REST to talk to the server).

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July 12, 2010

Summer of Code Progress: Curl It Unlike Beckham

Filed under: Blog — admin @ 11:10 pm

Related Links

Summer of Code Archive Inspirated Code
Report Guidelines Ubuntu Wiki
Original Proposal Ubuntu Wiki

Time Spent

50 hours.

Highlights

The send-attachments-upstream.py script was migrated from XML-RPC to Curl for communicating with Bugzilla. The script was the refactored in order to provide capabilities such as attachment filtering. Various bugfixes and improvements were catered to along the way.

Concerns

None.

Waiting Items

None.

Stalled Items

None.

Accomplishments

  • Branch, Merge Revision: Reimplemented attachment sending using pycurl.
  • Branch, Merge Revision: Refactored the script in order to provide options such as -o (copy only attachments uploaded by bug owner).

Minor Tasks

  • Branch, Merge Revision: Fixed regular expressions for parsing results and handling of Unicode attachment titles.

Actions for the Following Report

Implement the following improvements in send-attachments.py:

  • Caching Bugzilla credentials.
  • Filename exclusion for attachments.
  • Archive extraction.
  • File size limits.
  • A command-line switch to enforce MIME content-types based on file extensions.
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July 3, 2010

Summer of Code Progress: Attachment Upstreamer

Filed under: Blog — admin @ 5:04 pm

Related Links

Summer of Code Archive Inspirated Code
Report Guidelines Ubuntu Wiki
Original Proposal Ubuntu Wiki

Time Spent

10 hours.

Highlights

Communicating with Bugzilla is done through the python-bugzilla wrapper library. This could have been achieved by using xmlrpclib directly but doing that would require reinventing a whole lot of wheels by handling Bugzilla specific XML-RPC eccentricities.

Concerns

None.

Waiting Items

None.

Stalled Items

None.

Accomplishments

  • Branch: Added support for copying attachments to a remote bugzilla:
    $ ./send-attachments-upstream.py --user=krkhan@inspirated.com --pass=xxx https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/223435  https://partner-bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=593603
    Logging in Launchpad [Success <Logged in as Kamran Riaz Khan>]
    Logging in Bugzilla [Success <Logged in as krkhan@inspirated.com>]
    Uploading: Dependencies.txt [Success]
    Uploading: Disassembly.txt [Success]
    Uploading: ProcMaps.txt [Success]
    Uploading: ProcStatus.txt [Success]
    Uploading: Registers.txt [Success]
    Uploading: Stacktrace.txt [Success]
    Uploading: ThreadStacktrace.txt [Success]
    Uploading: Stacktrace.txt (retraced) [Success]
    Uploading: ThreadStacktrace.txt (retraced) [Success]

Minor Tasks

  • Revision: Added python-bugzilla in lib and modified setup.py accordingly.
  • Revision: Initial commit for sending attachments to a remote Bugzilla.
  • Revision: Added error handling for API calls.

Actions for the Following Report

Add support for creating new bugs in a remote Bugzilla based on data from a Launchpad bug.

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June 22, 2010

Summer of Code Progress: Merging Launchpad branches

Filed under: Blog — admin @ 5:21 pm

Related Links

Summer of Code Archive Inspirated Code
Report Guidelines Ubuntu Wiki
Original Proposal Ubuntu Wiki

Time Spent

40 hours.

Highlights

This week was spent on trying to get my Launchpad branches merged upstream. During the process many concerns were raised which resulted in a number of patches and discussions.

Concerns

Quoting Stuart Bishop’s response from Launchpad-dev:

I’m really not sure of the best way to tackle this problem. The
Librarian data is not stored in the database because there are
multiple TB of files. The team membership information is in the
relational database. There are no indexes anywhere to the contents of
the Librarian files. I think we need some sort of external search
engine (I don’t think we don’t want to integrate this into the
Librarian core). Ideally we could feed it subscriber information
allowing it to determine the set of 32000 attachments that ubuntu-bugs
has access to rather than having to calculate this information from
the relational db and then feed the ids to the search engine.

Whatever approach certainly needs signoff from the LP team leads, as
the resource requirements are non trivial and someone needs to pay for
the hardware.

Waiting Items

None.

Stalled Items

  • Implementation of Bug.findAttachments().

Accomplishments

  • Merge Proposal: Got the export-Person-getBugSubscriberPackages branch approved after fixing various tests and bugs.
  • Merge Proposal: Implemented Horspool’s algorithm and fixed various bugs in the implement-Bug-findAttachments branch. The branch itself didn’t get approved because of its design approach for searching the attachments:

    I’m going to mark this review as ‘disapproved,’ not because the code is
    bad (it isn’t) but because I don’t think this is the right solution to
    the problem. I’m sorry to say that I don’t know what the right solution
    to the problem actually is at this point, but I’d guess that something
    involving FTIs would be a start, or some kind of asynchronous processing
    of searches (though then you get into all kinds of knotty stuff with
    callbacks).

Minor Tasks

For reading the file in chunks, I took the Wiki code for Horspool algorithm, converted it to Python and modified a little so that it would work with stream files.

Actions for the Following Report

There doesn’t appear to be a straightforward efficient way for searching bug attachments. I’ll discuss the course of my future development with Bryce tonight and decide whether I should head over to Arsenal development or should I focus on the proposed (albeit germinal) solutions from IRC and the mailing list.

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June 14, 2010

Summer of Code Progress: Searching bug attachments for team subscriptions

Filed under: Blog — admin @ 5:39 pm

Related Links

Summer of Code Archive Inspirated Code
Report Guidelines Ubuntu Wiki
Original Proposal Ubuntu Wiki

Time Spent

15 hours.

Highlights

During the course of my SoC work on Launchpad I have been following a simple procedure for developing API calls:

  • Find a similar functionality which is already implemented upstream.
  • Log PostgreSQL queries while using that functionality and then analyze the queries made along with database schemas to devise a plan for implementing the new feature.

As documented in my previous report, I had to implement a property/method for exporting “Source Packages” a “Team” was subscribed to. Going through the chores listed above, I ended up with a query for structural subscriptions table which joined teams and source packages. The method worked perfectly. That is, until I reopened the interface definition today and searched for my changes. I landed on something that looked similar and then realized that the method was already there in Launchpad, just not exported yet.

That condensed my work to just a few lines as I discarded my own changes and their unit tests and exported the method that was already present upstream. Lesson learned: Search your project thoroughly before starting the coding phase in case you’re duplicating someone else’s efforts.

Concerns

The method for getting bug subscriptions for a team had this comment on top:

    # XXX: Tom Berger 2008-04-14 bug=191799:
    # The implementation of these functions
    # is no longer appropriate, since it now relies on subscriptions,
    # rather than package bug supervisors.
    def getBugSubscriberPackages(self):

I’m not sure if a merge proposal for exporting this operation would be accepted since the implementation is “no longer appropriate”. Will discuss this with Bryce in detail tonight.

Waiting Items

None.

Stalled Items

None.

Accomplishments

  • Patch: Exported Person.getBugSubscriberPackages() as read only operation.

Minor Tasks

The process of returning a collection of source packages created a circular import dependency which broke down the process of WADL resource generation. Again, going around Launchpad code revealed that this could be fixed by just returning a generic Interface and then patching it later on in lib/canonical/launchpad/interfaces/_schema_circular_imports.py.

Actions for the Following Report

Searching for bug attachments in source packages is already possible using my bugs-findAttachment branch. In case Person.getBugSubscriberPackages() is considered okay, I have all the Launchpad pieces in place now for doing this in Arsenal: “Search for text in all bug attachments for packages this team is subscribed to”. Really looking forward to having a bit more “freedom” with the codebase than I had with Launchpad.

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June 9, 2010

Summer of Code Progress: Unit testing and merge proposals

Filed under: Blog — admin @ 4:30 pm

Related Links

Summer of Code Archive Inspirated Code
Report Guidelines Ubuntu Wiki
Original Proposal Ubuntu Wiki

Time Spent

20 hours.

Highlights

The process of “presenting” my code to a giant project like Launchpad made me learn a lot about how to plan, execute and test modifications for large-scale open source projects. It’ll be fun to see the final outcome merged upstream.

I am also feeling more and more confident dealing with Launchpad development. It’s gratifying to know that if I need some API calls during the course of my SoC work which aren’t already there, I’ll be able to implement them on short notices.

Concerns

As per the discussion with Bryce, the approach for attachment search needs to be changed a bit. Instead of going through the “Product -> Bugs -> Attachments” route, we need to instead focus on the “Team -> Source Packages -> Bugs -> Attachments” alternate.

Waiting Items

None.

Stalled Items

None.

Accomplishments

  • Patch: Added unittest for bugs collection.
  • Patch: Added unittests for bugs.findAttachments.
  • Written merge proposal for project-bug-collection branch:

    Merge proposal for lp:~inspirated/launchpad/project-bug-collection

    Summary

    As part of my Google Summer of Code project, I had to implement attachment searching functionality in Arsenal. The end-product would allow user to specify a search string which would be searched in all the bug attachments for a project.

    Doing this efficiently required two modifications in Launchpad:

    • Exposing a bug collection for a particular product (this branch)
    • Implement an attachment search method for a particular bug
    Proposed fix

    Export a bugs CollectionField for IProductPublic.

    Pre-implementation Notes
    • The exported field should be read-only
    Implementation Details
    • Bug schema does not refer to Products directly. Therefore, a join was required to query BugTasks which point towards the Product in question and then query the Bugs related to that BugTask.
    Tests
    $ bin/test -vv -m lp.registry.tests.test_product -t test_bug_collection
    Demo and Q/A

    Create a Launchpad instance:

    	>>> from launchpadlib.launchpad import Launchpad
    	>>> launchpad = Launchpad.login_with('just testing', 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/')
    	The authorization page:
    	   (https://launchpad.dev/+authorize-token?oauth_token=ppd2bRZDnN6VX94lRqrq)
    	should be opening in your browser. After you have authorized
    	this program to access Launchpad on your behalf you should come
    	back here and press <Enter> to finish the authentication process.

    Load a project:

    	>>> project = launchpad.projects['firefox']
    	>>> project
    	<project at https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/firefox>
    	>>> project.bugs
    	<lazr.restfulclient.resource.Collection object at 0x925c04c>

    Use the bugs collection:

    	>>> for bug in project.bugs:
    	...     print bug.title
    	... 
    	Firefox does not support SVG
    	Reflow problems with complex page layouts
    	Firefox install instructions should be complete
    	Firefox crashes when Save As dialog for a nonexistent window is closed
    lint

    The changes are lint clean.

  • Written merge proposal for implement-Bug-findAttachments branch:

    Merge proposal for lp:~inspirated/launchpad/implement-Bug-findAttachments

    Summary

    As part of my Google Summer of Code project, I had to implement attachment searching functionality in Arsenal. The end-product would allow user to specify a search string which would be searched in all the bug attachments for a project.

    Doing this efficiently required two modifications in Launchpad:

    • Exposing a bug collection for a particular product
    • Implement a attachment search method for a particular bug (this branch)
    Proposed fix

    Export a read operation findAttachment in IBug which returns a collection of IBugAttachment.

    Pre-implementation Notes
    • The search operation is essentially a text-only grep.
    Implementation Details
    • Zope configuration had to be updated to export the method
    • Multi-line searches break the GET request with a “HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request” response
    • The attachments are all opened as regular file objects and then searched for the target pattern.
    Tests
    bin/test -vv -m lp.bugs.tests.test_bug_find_attachment
    Demo and Q/A

    Open any Launchpad bug in a browser:

    	https://launchpad.dev/bugs/15

    Create an attachment and upload any text file containing the string ‘char buf’.

    Create a Launchpad instance:

    	>>> from launchpadlib.launchpad import Launchpad
    	>>> launchpad = Launchpad.login_with('just testing', 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/')
    	The authorization page:
    	   (https://launchpad.dev/+authorize-token?oauth_token=ppd2bRZDnN6VX94lRqrq)
    	should be opening in your browser. After you have authorized
    	this program to access Launchpad on your behalf you should come
    	back here and press <Enter> to finish the authentication process.

    Load the bug:

    	>>> bug = launchpad.bugs[15]

    Search for the attachment containing the string ‘char buf’:

    	>>> results = bug.findAttachments(text=u'char buf')
    	>>> for attachment in results:
    	...     print attachment.title
    	... 
    	Buffer Overflow Intro.txt
    lint

    The changes are lint clean.

Minor Tasks

Around 8 hours were spent trying to find out why on earth my API calls weren’t getting recognized by apidoc or launchpadlib. In the end, Leonard Richardson pointed out that I was missing a make clean for regenerating the WADL cache. Can’t say it feels great to know that overlooking a build command resulted in so many hours of thorough debugging.

I had another issue with Librarian not recognizing the attachment files created during unittests. Luckily it was resolved quickly when Tim Penhey suggested that I need to commit the local transaction in order for the Librarian to see it.

A minor bug with my previous commits was also fixed which resulted in TypeErrors since the arguments weren’t being sent as Unicode strings.

Actions for the Following Report

As outlined earlier on, “Team -> Source Packages -> Bugs -> Attachments” search is the next target.

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June 3, 2010

Summer of Code Progress: Bug collections and attachment search

Filed under: Blog — admin @ 7:37 pm

Related Links

Summer of Code Archive Inspirated Code
Report Guidelines Ubuntu Wiki
Original Proposal Ubuntu Wiki

Time Spent

11 hours.

Highlights

Storm is by far the most intuitive way I have ever dealt with relational databases. Because of its pretty integration with Zope in Launchpad, I was able to make modifications to the core in a brief, consistent and non-disruptive way.

Concerns

While searching each attachment on the remote server works uber-fast, I don’t think it’ll be easy to have such a feature merged upstream. It may be argued that going through each file at the server side produces unnecessary load. In order to address such concerns I’ll have to generate relevant statistics after testing the changes extensively.

I still don’t understand Launchpad’s branch structure in detail. I’ve noticed that my branches are forked from devel-db instead of devel. I’m confused about the implications this will have on merge proposals and will consult Bryce about it tonight.

Waiting Items

None.

Stalled Items

None.

Accomplishments

  • Patch: Exported bug collection for product.
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    <rest-client version="2.3">
    <request>
    <http-version>1.1</http-version>
    <URL>https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/firefox/bugs</URL>
    <method>GET</method>
    <ssl-truststore>/home/krkhan/.keystore</ssl-truststore>
    <ssl-truststore-password>rO0ABXQAB2tyYWNrM2Q=</ssl-truststore-password>
    <ssl-hostname-verifier>ALLOW_ALL</ssl-hostname-verifier>
    <headers>
    <header key="Authorization" value="OAuth realm="OAuth", oauth_nonce="FFFF", oauth_timestamp="1275040360", oauth_consumer_key="just%20testing", oauth_signature_method="PLAINTEXT", oauth_version="1.0", oauth_token="MzwdT4XCNCV2D7m9dK5f", oauth_signature="%260RsqWntpzJWLRnLJV8ML5FBw5700d8qVFFRrNP7mvpbLn2mDCX1DTQXRHTGgPBfx34qMn70fZ4r0DDHM""/>
    <header key="Accept" value="application/json"/>
    <header key="Host" value="api.launchpad.dev"/>
    </headers>
    </request>
    </rest-client>
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    <rest-client version="2.3">
    <response>
    <execution-time>1055</execution-time>
    <status code="200">HTTP/1.1 200 Ok</status>
    <headers>
    <header key="Date" value="Thu, 03 Jun 2010 13:08:31 GMT"/>
    <header key="Server" value="zope.server.http (DebugLayerHTTP)"/>
    <header key="X-Powered-By" value="Zope (www.zope.org), Python (www.python.org)"/>
    <header key="Content-Type" value="application/json"/>
    <header key="Content-Length" value="8888"/>
    <header key="Vary" value="Accept,Accept-Encoding"/>
    <header key="Via" value="1.1 launchpad.dev"/>
    <header key="Keep-Alive" value="timeout=15, max=100"/>
    <header key="Connection" value="Keep-Alive"/>
    </headers>
    <body>
    {
       total_size         : 4,
       start              : 0,
       resource_type_link : 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/#bug-page-resource',
       entries            : [
          {
             users_unaffected_collection_link          : 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/bugs/1/users_unaffected',
             latest_patch_uploaded                     : null,
             users_affected_count_with_dupes           : 0,
             security_related                          : false,
             private                                   : false,
             bug_watches_collection_link               : 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/bugs/1/bug_watches',
             date_made_private                         : null,
             linked_branches_collection_link           : 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/bugs/1/linked_branches',
             subscriptions_collection_link             : 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/bugs/1/subscriptions',
             number_of_duplicates                      : 0,
             id                                        : 1,
             users_unaffected_count                    : 0,
             title                                     : 'Firefox does not support SVG',
             name                                      : null,
             http_etag                                 : '"04c8bb0158a201216e08c5d57e91211a2fa81843-fbd7bf01b3db545656a06d258acd96d362499c81"',
             messages_collection_link                  : 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/bugs/1/messages',
             self_link                                 : 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/bugs/1',
             who_made_private_link                     : null,
             attachments_collection_link               : 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/bugs/1/attachments',
             resource_type_link                        : 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/#bug',
             date_last_updated                         : '2006-05-19T06:37:40.344941+00:00',
             description                               : 'Firefox needs to support embedded SVG images, now that the standard has been finalised.\n\nThe SVG standard 1.0 is complete, and draft implementations for Firefox exist. One of these implementations needs to be integrated with the base install of Firefox. Ideally, the implementation needs to include support for the manipulation of SVG objects from JavaScript to enable interactive and dynamic SVG drawings.',
             duplicates_collection_link                : 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/bugs/1/duplicates',
             tags                                      : [],
             message_count                             : 2,
             heat                                      : 0,
             bug_tasks_collection_link                 : 'https://api.launchpad.dev/beta/bugs/1/bug_tasks',
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  • Patch: Added findAttachment method for bugs.
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Minor Tasks

To simplify the task of debugging Launchpad, I gave my Ubuntu VM remote-access and edited Apache configuration accordingly. Now I can just make changes to the sources using NFS mounted branches and test them in my host browser using launchpad.dev.

Actions for the Following Report

I haven’t yet decided whether I should focus on getting these changes merged into trunk yet or instead move on to launchpadlib and arsenal aspect of my project. Guess I’ll just add the matter to the list of items I need to discuss during tonight’s IRC meeting.

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