Re: Fwd: automating Friends of GNOME names on website


the mechanism to be used is PayPal IPN [1]. It needs a handler/listener
script that PayPal calls when certain events occur.

See the code examples on PayPal's site.



On Tue, 2010-03-09 at 13:38 +0100, Olav Vitters wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 03:35:02PM -0700, Stormy Peters wrote:
> > I'd like to automate adding the names to the Friends of GNOME page.
> > (There's a lot of other thing about the process that I'd like to
> > automate as well, if someone would like to help figure out how best to
> > do that.)
> I've read attached, but it doesn't really go into detail. Yes, no
> problem to have a database. What we're more concerned with is usage of
> PHP. That is generally disliked.
> Especially mention of limited PHP experience.. then I fear the PHP
> script won't take security enough into account.
> But the biggest thing which is lacking: How does
> and Paypal connect? Intended as cronjob, called from Paypal when someone
> makes a donation, something else? Really, the database part is the most
> uninteresting bit.
> > I'm cc'ing a whole conversation here for background.
> Who uses that broken mailclient. This was very difficult to read. I've
> fixed all the wrapping errors.
> > Basically, when someone makes a donation via paypal, we need to grab
> > the "options" and if they opted to be recognized, we need to add their
> > name to the list of donors.
> > 
> > I can open a bugzilla request too but felt like I needed more info to
> > be more concrete ...
> I do not understand at which stage the data is supposed to be
> transferred from Paypal to
> Leaving the rest quoted as to make it easier for others to read.

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