[sword-devel] [jsword-devel] RSS feeds and news page

Jonathan Morgan jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 05:07:45 MST 2010

Hi Peter,

Just out of curiousity after looking at that demo page, do you think
it is a good idea mixing Twitter feeds with "ordinary" news feeds.
While I'm sure that all feeds will have stylistic differences, Twitter
feels to me like quite a different medium with quite different intent
and content.


On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 6:10 PM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I am busy creating some protoype for an automatically updating
> CrossWire news page. This is so far my private work, but if it finds
> reasonable consensus it might go into the update of the site.
> You can see what is happening here
> http://www.crosswire.org/~refdoc/test_site/index.jsp?section=News
> (This will change as I keep working on it)
> I think the general agreement is that our "news"
> section is commonly old news, and a lot of stuff which happens is
> nowhere to see for the general public.
> My thought was :
> If all frontends would have an RSS feed for their releases and other
> important news then the News page's work could be simply to aggregate
> this.
> CrossWire itself is already riddled with RSS feeds which often do
> update quite well. Several frontends do have very useful feeds, but
> some don't.
> I think it should be simple to have a small perl script or similar
> hanging out on your servers and produce this. This would take out the
> pain of updating news in a variety of places.
> Those of you who use the CrossWire news facility - ignore me, unless
> you like the idea of an RSS feed for your own reasons. But if you do
> establish RSS feeds, please tell me.
> Thanks
> Peter
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