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From Alli Blakley <>
Subject Re: Mailing List Subscriber Count (was Re: Apache Reporter Service)
Date Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:27:32 GMT
On Sep 15, 2015 11:27 PM, "Alex Harui" <> wrote:

> On 7/16/15, 7:24 AM, "Alex Harui" <> wrote:
> >OK.  Thanks for the info.
> >
> >I might try subsetting the information to not grab the release info and
> >run a job once a day to cache the latest for my project on some other
> >server.  I’ll reply back on this thread if I ever get it working.
> >
> >-Alex
> OK, I got something working.  It is here [1].
> While reporter.a.o was more for board reports, I (and hopefully someday
> other Apache folks) have been writing this web app to not only test out
> our next generation of Apache Flex known as Apache FlexJS, but also to try
> to see if it is possible to create a web app for Apache projects that
> unifies and simplifies the project site visitor experience, like some
> folks claim GitHub has.
> After rummaging through the reporter.a.o code, I realized I could just as
> easily cull most of the information I need from public web pages like
> people.a.o and dist.a.o and avoid authentication at reporter.a.o, so I did
> that, but I’m blocked on a few things so I have some asks, hopefully in
> order from easy to hard:
> 1) I would like to display the subscriber count in the mailing list
> panels.  It looks like there is a file reporter.a.o uses called
> mailinglists.json that I can’t get at.  Can I get the subscriber counts
> without authentication?  If it is ok from a information security
> standpoint but nobody has time, if I can  get access to reporter.a.o I’ll
> try to learn how to create my own .py file that just gets that file or a
> subset of it.  Or if there is some other way I’m open to that as well.
> 2) Eventually it would be nice to run this on flex.a.o.  But we need a way
> to run a data aggregation job on flex.a.o or get cross-domain (CORS)
> access from browsers running apps from flex.a.o to other parts of a.o.
> What do we have to do to get permission to do one or the other?
> 3) This prototype currently has a bunch of buttons that jump out of the
> app to other a.o sites like issues.a.o, but in theory, we should be able
> to extend this web app to run, for example, a simple JIRA web-app written
> in FlexJS so the user never needs to leave this UX for issues.a.o.  For
> this we would definitely want CORS access to the REST APIs of JIRA
> although it might be possible to set up a proxy server on flex.a.o. Again,
> what would we have to do to get permission to do one or the other?
> Thanks in advance,
> -Alex
> [1]

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