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New planet software

Postby raboof » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:14 am

Hi,

The 'planet' software running http://planet.linuxmusicians.com has some quirks and hasn't been updated since 2007.

I thought it'd be a good idea to start looking into alternatives. One promising option I installed at http://planet.linuxmusicians.com/moonmoon . It seems to look (needs some branding yet) and function (esp. the syndicated atom feed) better. Unfortunately it also seems slower (it does more work in 'real time', planetplanet basically just periodically generates the site (which is a great option for these kind of sites imho btw).

What do you think?

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Re: New planet software

Postby autostatic » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:46 am

Hello raboof,

Unfortunately the new planet page doesn't load here.

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Jeremy

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Re: New planet software

Postby raboof » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:50 pm

Bah, looks like a slow/broken feed can really slow the whole thing down. Before we could use this that should be fixed.

For now i added a timeout which sort of patches things up. Anyone aware of other planet tools?

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Re: New planet software

Postby autostatic » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:05 pm

Looks good! And I'm not familiar with planet software so can't think of any other alternatives.

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Re: New planet software

Postby nathan » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:11 pm

I like the test install you have there. Very simple. The main issue is that it is currently slow-loading...

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Re: New planet software

Postby raboof » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:34 am

Given the terrible performance of MoonMoon, I came across 'rawdog'.

Seems to work nicely ( http://planet.linuxmusicians.com/rawdog/rawdog.html ), the HTML/CSS could use some more love though.

And I've found no way of customizing the 'feed list' yet, it would be nice if we could drop the dates and just show the list at the right-hand side.

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Re: New planet software

Postby raboof » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:19 pm

raboof wrote:the HTML/CSS could use some more love though.


Tweaked it some more, seems to work quite nicely.

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Re: New planet software

Postby raboof » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:08 pm

NilsGey mentioned the RSS feeds didn't work well - turns out the URL's weren't updated properly yet.

ATOM and RSS1.0 support has been dropped, FOAF, RSS2.0 and OPML should be uptodate from now on.


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