Debian Bug report logs - #583687
Please add RSS feed to the web pages headers

Package: www.debian.org; Maintainer for www.debian.org is Debian WWW Team <debian-www@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <alexander@schmehl.info>

Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 12:39:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: confirmed

Done: David Prévot <davidp@altern.org>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, press@debian.org, Debian WWW Team <debian-www@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#583670; Package www.debian.org. (Sat, 29 May 2010 12:39:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to press@debian.org, Debian WWW Team <debian-www@lists.debian.org>. (Sat, 29 May 2010 12:39:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: please provide a RSS/Atom feed for news items on the homepage
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 14:36:49 +0200
Package: www.debian.org
Severity: wishlist

Heya, it would be great to have a RSS and/or Atom feed for the news section of
the Debian homepage (and possibly a different one for the advisories listed
there too). I know it's stuff one can already follow via mailing list(s), but a
lot of people these days uses feeds directly, I think we can offer a service to
more users offering both.

Now, I've written before helpers that generate RSS, and I'm willing to
contribute one for this specific case. Nevertheless the README files under
News/ are a bit scary in stating that only press/webmasters should fiddle with
them, so I'm looking for advice. Where can a script that generates RSS/Atom
(and commits it?) can be hooked at in the process of maintaining the HTML
listing of news on the website homepage?

An alternative less invasive solution would be to have a separate script
elsewhere checking out periodically from CVS the News/ directory, generate the
RSS feed, and have it referenced from the homepage. That would work, wouldn't
be that much at stake with feed technology (which does pull anyhow), but
somehow doesn't feel "right".

Any hint?
Thanks for maintaining www.d.o!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash




Bug 583670 cloned as bugs 583687, 583688. Request was from Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <tolimar@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 29 May 2010 15:21:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'Please add RSS feed to the web pages headers' from 'please provide a RSS/Atom feed for news items on the homepage' Request was from Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <tolimar@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 29 May 2010 15:21:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter to 'Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <alexander@schmehl.info>' from 'Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>' Request was from David Prévot <david@tilapin.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:27:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) confirmed. Request was from Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@deb.at> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 19 Dec 2010 20:36:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to David Prévot <davidp@altern.org>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sat, 22 Jan 2011 00:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <alexander@schmehl.info>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sat, 22 Jan 2011 00:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #18 received at 583687-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: David Prévot <davidp@altern.org>
To: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>, 583687-done@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <alexander@schmehl.info>
Subject: Re: Bug#583670: RSS feed for Debian news?
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:16:53 -0400
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Le 21/01/2011 17:53, Stefano Zacchiroli a écrit :
> On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 10:41:42PM +0100, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:

[...]

>> What does it do?  Will that end up as meta-Stuff in the html-pages
>> meta stuff?  Would that work for the DPN, too?
> 
> It declares the RSS feed, supposedly generated by your patch :), as one
> of the feeds associated to the main page of www.debian.org. That enables
> users who tell their application to subscribe to "the feed of www.d.o"
> (without specifying the URL of a precise feed) to choose the feed they
> want, among the available once. Currently, only security feeds are
> declared, so one won't get a chance to subscribe to the feed you
> prepared, unless she know its URL by heart.

Great, so to reply to Alexander's question “Would that work for the DPN,
too?”: it does! I just adapted Stefano's patch to the DPN and pushed it
in the main index page, the News one and the News/weekly one, thus
closing #583687 too.

Cheers

David

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