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mike
10th March 2004, 06:12 PM
Maybe we should contact maintainers of Dag, freshrpms, etc... rpm repositories and invite them to post when they release new/updated rpm packages, and what they are.

Mike

Jman
11th March 2004, 02:55 AM
It would be really nice if this could be automated, perhaps with the syndication power of RSS (http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/12/18/dive-into-xml.html). For example, Sourceforge maintains an RSS feed of recent file releases (http://sourceforge.net/export/rss2_sffiles.php?feed) (please limit usage to once per half hour to reduce the load on their servers)

Unfortunately, I don't know of a Fedora repository who maintains an RSS feed, or even if it could be easily integrated into the forums. But it would be nice. :)

foolish
13th March 2004, 08:01 PM
Actually, both Fedora.us and rpm.livna.org offers rss feeds. Fedoranews.org has a rss feed of the official updates. A combination of these would be really nice.

Ug
13th March 2004, 08:05 PM
I do wonder whether thats really our responsibility. And whether or not such an RSS page, should be placed in a static location.

Avatraxiom
14th March 2004, 06:56 AM
Perhaps it could go on the front page. Is the front page configurable? If so, people could add it or remove it as they desired.

mhelios
14th March 2004, 10:44 AM
We could use the code made available at fedoranews and fedora people to stream the feeds from our front page could we not?

http://fedora.linux.duke.edu/fedorapeople/rss20.xml
http://fedoranews.org/rss/fedora-updates.xml

Don't know much about RSS (yet) so feel free to tell me if this can't be implemented here.

Avatraxiom
14th March 2004, 09:43 PM
RSS is just XML, and there are a lot of XML-parsing tools for the various scripting languages. I'm nearly certain that there's even an RSS-specific parser for PHP. Whether or not it's technically possible is up to Tux, though. :-)

-M

mhelios
15th March 2004, 06:27 AM
Thanks Ava.., that made it a lot clearer than what I was perceiving it as.
Well, I know tux is certainly capable. We'll ust have to see whether he decides this is a good idea or not.

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