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This is an extended description of the "Lintian reports frontend". It is a project for Google Summer of Code 2012.
This document is intended for prospective students as a source of inspiration. It is not a complete description nor a complete specification. Feel free to suggest new ideas or propose modifications to existing ones in your application. Please also note that, not every idea listed here (or in a link from here) is necessarily "pre-approved".
Inspiration for part 2: Harness frontend
Should you work on this project, you may want to consider looking at the mails/bugs/documented listed here. It is quite possible you will work on some of the ideas listed in these.
Please note, some of the musts listed in this document are not as important as they were originally proposed. Examples include the HTTP(S) fetch feature.
- The current frontend partly supports the above, but could use some importments.
- Current reporting framework in Lintian. Look for the scripts "reporting/harness", "reporting/html_reports", the templates in "reporting/templates" and also the modules used by the scripts (in lib/).
The Lintian source code can be found here.
- Note: There are possibly a lot of "uninteresting" commits in that repository, so git knowledge is advised.