Agree that addons-dev is the better place for this discussion. I'll just add that you can find the AMO source code in these repos:
https://github.com/mozilla/addons-server https://github.com/mozilla/addons-frontend You can manage with just the first one to stand up a site that looks and works like it did before the launch of Firefox 57. Jorge On 2/13/18 10:33 PM, The Wanderer wrote: > On 2018-02-13 at 21:40, James Andrewartha wrote: > >> On 14/02/18 10:25, Paul Kosinski wrote: >> >>> Does anyone agree with me that such a "scorched earth" policy is >>> unreasonable? >> >> Absolutely. If Mozilla doesn't change their policy, I'll see if we >> can archive all of addons.mozilla.org for the Internet Archive. > > I believe I'm one of the people Jorge mentioned as having been pointed > to API documentation, et cetera, about how to pull addons from AMO en > masse for a local archive. > > The pointed-to API documentation was sufficiently far from user-friendly > that I couldn't do much with it when starting from zero. I wound up > finding someone else's existing Python scripts, updating them to > actually work (for which the API documentation was helpful), and using > them to pull down (what should be) the entire repository of XPIs - > including all historical versions - and what appears to be related > metadata in JSON form. > > The result does not appear to be remotely suited for putting up an > AMO-like site, or even a readily accessible archive site (much less a > usable AMO mirror), without a lot of work that I'm not remotely prepared > to do; I looked for a repository of the code that runs AMO, but did not > find one. Still, I do have that apparently-full archive of > publicly-downloadable addon versions, as of sometime in early August of > 2017. For reference, it comes to ~21GB. > > https://github.com/andymckay/addons-server-mirror.git is the repo where > I found the script I tweaked. It didn't work as downloaded, but I don't > know whether that's because it never had or because something external > had changed in the meantime. The tweaks aren't necessarily suitable for > general usage (IIRC, one of the things they do makes the script more or > less incapable of doing anything but exactly what I needed it to), but I > can provide them if needed. > > I plan to update (if not completely re-download) this local archive as > close to the last minute before AMO purges classic addons as I can. > Unfortunately I'm not remotely in a position to be able to make the > archive itself publicly accessible, but if someone who is wants to do it > in my place, I could probably provide what I already have. > > That said, any further Mozilla-list discussion of this should probably > go on dev-addons. I'm already subscribed over there, so I'll catch any > conversations that do get started; I'm replying here this time only so > that interested parties to this thread who aren't subscribed to > dev-addons don't miss the reply. > > > > _______________________________________________ > Enterprise mailing list > Enterprise@mozilla.org > https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/enterprise > > To unsubscribe from this list, please visit > https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/enterprise or send an email to > enterprise-requ...@mozilla.org with a subject of "unsubscribe" >
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