Advogato Status Report
A new rev of mod_virgule code went live today. See the changelog for the details. This release includes slightly refactored diary (blog) code that does two things: 1) it can display permalinks and timestamps gathered from syndicated blog entries and 2) it reduces the amount of code by providing a single function to render blog entries.
If you look at an Advogato blog entry posted via syndication, you'll notice the new features. The blog entry's title will be incorporated in bold and a permalink to the original posting is provided appended in grey at the end of the post.
I've also added support for more variants of RSS.
I think the blog aggregation code is solid enough now to let people know about it. It would be nice if someone whose blog is syndicated over at Planet (former) Advogato could post something about it. Any ex-Advogato users who'd like to see their blog return to the Advogato recentlog need only log into their account, check the "Syndicate your blog from another site" box, and add the URL of an Atom, RSS, or RDF Site Summary feed.
I filed a bug report and patch for the UTF8ToHtml() function in libxml2 to correct the handling of UTF8 characters like the Chinese Han ideographs here on Advogato. DV indicated he'd accept the patch pending regression testing.