On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 12:10 PM Alexis Ballier <aball...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> Any plans on using the remoteid from metadata.xml ?
> It's likely to be much more accurate since people have been filling
> those manually for some time now ;)

I think we could use the remoteid in future to improve the repology
warnings. However, I am not fully convinced that we can completely
replace the repology check using the remoteid, as a simple grep shows,
that currently 9873 packages contain at least one remote id. That's
just half of our packages in the tree. So I could imagine that we do
use the remoteid whenever it is available and otherwise fall back on
the repology data. However, for this to work we would need to things

1) Get the latest version available given the remoteid
2) Compare the latest version available with our latest version

It's especially the second part that I think is not done that quickly.
However, if anyone is interested in coming up with some logic / code
for this, any contributions are highly welcome.

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