[JDEV] RE: [Foundation] (jrss) Re: Jabber Weekly News

Al Sutton al at alsutton.com
Fri Aug 24 00:49:11 CDT 2001

Sorry for the (extremely) slow reply, I've had t deal with some issues 
relating to my day time job.

To subscribe to the Gabber News via my watcher system you can send a jabber 
message to watcher at personalbuddy.com which contains the text "watch gabber 

The watcher can be easily adapted to any RSS/RDF feed, so if anyone has any 
others they would like added then please let me know.


At 09:38 16/08/2001 -0600, you wrote:

>Hi, it's me.  Mr. "Still doesn't have a clue about Jabber".  How would I be
>able to get Jabber Weekly News fed to me as Jabber messages ala the
>wonderful Al Sutton/PersonalBuddy Slashdot machine?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeremie [mailto:jeremie at jabber.org]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 6:57 PM
>To: members at jabber.org
>Cc: jdev at jabber.org
>Subject: [Foundation] (jrss) Re: Jabber Weekly News
>FYI, since I had experience last week throwing the back end of
>jogger.jabber.org together, and since this came up in the meeting today I
>decided it wouldn't be hard to assemble a variant of jogger just for pure
>RSS feeds.
>So, in cvs right now as "jrss" and running as the service jrss.jabber.org
>is what I did this afternoon.  It's very rudimentary and simple in that
>when anyone sends a message like:
>         to='demo at jrss.jabber.org/http://demo.org/'
>         from='jer at jabber.org/home'>
><subject>just testing</subject>
><body>this is a test of the jabber rss engine</body>
>and then they hit the php script (also in cvs):
>         http://jabber.org/rss.php?channel=demo
>results in:
><?xml version='1.0'?><rss><channel><title>Jabber RSS
>testing</title><link>http://demo.org/</link><description>this is a test of
>the jabber rss engine</description></item></channel></rss>
>I also added a simple hack to the rss.php so that you can modify the
>default channel-level title and link by sending a body of "channel":
>         to='demo at jrss.jabber.org/http://jabber.org/'
>         from='jer at jabber.org/home'>
><subject>Demo Channel</subject>
>and the rss is then:
><?xml version='1.0'?><rss><channel><title>Demo
>Channel</title><link>http://jabber.org/</link><description>RSS Feed from
>Jabber by jer at jabber.org</description><item><title>just
>testing</title><link>http://demo.org/</link><description>this is a test of
>the jabber rss engine</description></item></channel></rss>
>So, if anyone wants to use it to easily generate RSS for Jabber Weekly
>News, it's now easier than ever!
>I'm hoping someone will be inspired by the inadequacies in jrss as well as
>the possibilities, and I'd be happy to give them CVS access.  I don't
>personally plan on doing any major updates to it, it was just an afternoon
>distraction and nifty demo :)
>On Wed, 15 Aug 2001, Rahul Dave wrote:
> > Folks on jdev and members lists,
> >
> > I'm going to create a RSS stream called Jabber Weekly News, eventually
> > from JIG RSS streams. Presently, only standards JIG has one, so I am going
> > to be bugging you for project and other news you want to report to the
> > outside, non-jabber world, to attract more developers, to communicates
>whats up
> > with jabber, and increase the interop points. It would be along the lines
> > the other perl/python/kde/gnome, etc weekly new's you can read for example
> > in lwn.net, or /. , myuserland, etc.
> >
> > So please email me your project progress, news item, etc, with an optional
> > URL for mainpage or changelog as you see fit. I will also be surveying
> > major jabber sites such as dev. and foundation. as well as jabber central.
> >
> > If you already have a RSS url, point me to it. If there is a page you
> > want me to monitor, such as the page for a client(i will try to get to all
> > byt may miss some), give me the URl of that page, and I will monitor it,
> > every thursday 10am Eastern.
> >
> > Finally if you are the creator of a JIG, consider creating a RSS file with
> > news of your JIG, like qmacro's done for the Standards JIG. Point me and
> > the URL and it will be picked up.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Rahul(tig)
> >
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Al Sutton
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