Despite attending a talk a year or two ago by Ronan Waider on the
wonderfulness of RSS (which went over my head at the time really), I
never bothered looking into it much until recently.
However, I discovered "liferea" - liferea.sf.net (available in any
good apt repository, eg debian or Dag's RPM repository) - which is
quite a decent RSS reader, and have become addicted. So my questions
- Any recomendations for a cvs trigger script to allow one to
provide an RSS feed of CVS commits? (I know Sourceforge can do this,
and I've found a 'cvs2rss' script, but wondering if anyone has
- Ditto for mailman. (there might be a mhonarc RSS thingy, but that'd
involve changing from pipermail to mhonarc.. wondering if there's a
- subtopic: Could the ILUG list RSS feed be expanded to include the
first X lines of the post in the actual RSS item?
- When will blogs.linux.ie be updated to include links to the people
who have blogs on it? ;)
- Feed sources? Any recomendations for good feeds? For some strange
reason none of the Irish news sites seem to have RSS feeds, even
though some of the big RSS aggregators (moreover?) seem to be able to
provide feeds with news from online.ie, irishexaminer.ie, etc. Do
these aggregators construct the RSS feeds themselves by scraping -
otherwise, where are the original RSS feed sources?
I have an OPML of the feeds i watch at:
Finally, the potential flame-war question:
- Which RSS/RDF/whatever version is the one recomended to use? Some
sites use RSS 0.91, some 1.0, some 2.0 (which appears to be an
unofficial offshoot RSS version), some "RDF" ??. Arg!
I'd like to provide an RSS feed on a small site I run, but which damn
specification should I be using?
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