[Cdash] CDash "api"

Julien Jomier julien.jomier at kitware.com
Thu Dec 4 19:37:14 UTC 2008

Jeff Baumes wrote:
> I would love there to be some sort of CDash API that would let me
> access the data that CDash collects. Use cases:
> 1. Write your own script that checks the dashboard and does something
> when the dashboard is in a certain state
> 2. Write new apps that pull data from CDash and organize it / display
> it in new ways.
> What you probably don't want is for people to write apps to constantly
> scrape the full data of the system, but perhaps certain limited
> queries would be useful.
> Perhaps this could take the form of HTTP fetches from certain URLs
> that return data formatted in XML instead of HTML. Mediawiki has a
> similar feature
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Export
> Does such a thing exist for CDash already? Should it?

We started a very basic API and the plan is to extend it when we get a 
chance. Could you log a feature request (http://www.cdash.org/Bug) with 
these use cases?


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