Re: A Framework for Desktop Syndication


This sounds like a good idea to me.

Maybe you should bring the developer of applications like liferea into
the loop. There is certainly something to be shared with them. This
kind of API could simplify the code base of apps like liferea and
allow other applications to provide syndication to their users, at a
very low development cost.


On 6/17/06, Yaron Tausky <decaycell gmail com> wrote:
I've been thinking about implementing a new framework, to abstract the
use of various syndication formats on the desktop. It would consist of a
daemon that registers feeds over D-BUS and reads them at specified
intervals, and clients which will be able to tap into the daemon's
database and get notifications about new updates. The intended use is
for reading blogs, news sites, podcasts, etc. Another possible use I can
think of is to aggregate software updates notifications.
I'd like to hear your opinions on this concept -- whether you think
there is a need for such a framework, have another use case, or perhaps
if you think this is all rubbish. :-)

On a side note, I'm not an experienced GNOME developer, and since this
seems like a rather simple project to implement, I hope I'll be able to
do it by myself. My motivation is the feeling that feeds are not
integrated enough into the desktop -- I'd like to improve this state.

Yaron Tausky <decaycell gmail com>

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