[rb-general] results.json spec

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Tue Feb 7 22:24:19 CET 2017

On Tue, Feb 07, 2017 at 08:59:55PM +0100, Bernhard M. Wiedemann wrote:
> > > open questions: should it use ISO date (2017-02-07 14:02:59) instead of UNIX epoch integer?
> I would say either epoch or ISO date to avoid any chance that they encode different values. 

I think we are over-engineering (bikeshedding) this problem… 

> This is meant to be data for transport from the place where rebuild-tests are done to the tests.r-b UI (and other consumers) where it is processed and/or displayed.
> It is not what users will see in the end. That display tool should have conversion to human-readable datetime formats.

I think the ISO date (provided in UTC) is perfectly fine as a human-readable
format… so I would prefer that, so that we dont have to do any conversion.

For Debian, we only display one date, when the build _job_ was started, which
is ~20 secs before the first build starts…

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