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I'm currently building a magento connect extensions search: http://magentoconnect.algolia.com/ but I have a hard time downloading the extensions list + associated metadata. I found http://connect.magentocommerce.com/community/Chiara_PEAR_Server_REST/p/packages.xml but then I cannot find a way to have relevant meta-data per extension.

Any chance someone know where I could find those information? Even crawling the page doesn't provide me all the metadata (like the tags/categories associated to an extension).

Thank you very much!

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You can use this link to fetch all of them:

http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community/packages.xml

However, it still won't be too reliable as it contains also extensions which are no longer available on Magento Connect site.

You can also fetch list of releases for single extension eg:

http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community/m2epro_ebay_magento/releases.xml

And then extension release details:

http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community/m2epro_ebay_magento/3.0.0/package.xml

There are some descriptions and other data there, however it doesn't include url or image.

FYI, all this details come from Mage_Connect_Rest class which exist in each Magento release.

  • Ah yes, interesting link. Do you know if there is a way to fetch the info for every single extension (image, description, title, etc...)? – redox Aug 18 '15 at 21:26
  • Yes, I've just updated answer. – Wojtek Naruniec Aug 19 '15 at 5:12
  • Nice! This was what i was lloking for atm. Is there any documentation about this? Maybe further XMLs? – sv3n May 12 '17 at 15:45
  • @sv3n I have never found documentation for this – Wojtek Naruniec May 13 '17 at 6:14
  • And after I can download what I need this way (as seen in example above) http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community/m2epro_ebay_magento/3.0.0/m2epro_ebay_magento-3.0.0.tgz – Andriy Gonchar Oct 13 '17 at 8:58

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