1 Dec 2006 robogato   » (Master)

Advogato Status Report

A new rev of mod_virgule code went live Wednesday, with some additional fixes going live last night. See the changelog for the details.

This release adds support to the aggregator for blog entry updates via syndicated feeds. As far as I can tell, only Atom supports updates in any obvious way. In theory, it should be possible to detect updates to RSS or RDF Site Summary feeds by doing a diff on the content of the entry in the feed against the local copy or by making some other type of guess but it didn't seem worth the trouble right now (patches accepted, of course). Meanwhile, updates should work fine if you're using Atom. For an example see Zaitcev's blog. The Advogato date stamp and "updated" date stamp reflect the time at which the original post and the update respectively hit Advogato. The date stamps in the syndication link at the bottom of the entry reflect the times claimed in the Atom feed for the original post and update. All times have been converted to server local time (currently CST but I feel a change coming...).

It looks like we've now got 10 ex-Advogatoans who've returned to the recentlog via the syndication feature. Hopefully more will follow as word gets out that it's available.

As professor Farnsworth likes to say, "Good news, everyone". The mod_virgule codebase is now in a Subversion repository. The latest changelog can be found in mod_virgule/trunk/ChangeLog. If you want to submit any patches make them against the code in mod_virgule/trunk. Release versions can be found in mod_virgule/tags. To checkout the latest development code:

svn checkout http://svn.dprg.org/repos/mod_virgule/trunk

Or to get the current release:

svn checkout http://svn.dprg.org/repos/mod_virgule/tags/1.41-20061201

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