[Cdash] CDash "api"

Jeff Baumes jeff.baumes at kitware.com
Thu Dec 4 19:44:31 UTC 2008

I've reported a feature request:



On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Julien Jomier <julien.jomier at kitware.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Julien

Jeff Baumes, Ph.D.
R&D Engineer, Kitware Inc.
(518) 371-3971 x132
jeff.baumes at kitware.com

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