Re: [Nautilus-list] Remove Eazel from nautilus news

On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, Darin Adler wrote:

> On Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at 08:28  AM, Evan DiBiase wrote:
> > What if there was a "available channels" XML file on a central server
> > somewhere, and the news component would simply update its list of
> > available news sources from there, removing/adding sources as needed?
> >
> > Seems fairly simple.
> I think there was a scheme like this, it was an Eazel server though. If 
> someone wants to tackle this approach, I'd be happy to help.
> I'd also like a solution that could work even without a central server.
> Perhaps the user-edited XML file would just turn channels on and off and 
> add new ones. That way if you got a new Nautilus release, or a new 
> channels file from a server for that matter, it would take effect because 
> your own user-specific file would simply have an entry to turn a 
> now-nonexistent channel on.

Additionally, perhaps a feature to detect channels that return 404 and
automatically-disable them would be useful.

Sadly, I'm no hacker (yet!), else I'd attempt to put this sort of
feature in later today.


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