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Re: Console news aggregator: snownews with atom2rss

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 07:27:58PM -0700, Kelly Clowers wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 14:27, Freeman <hewho7@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 02:02:51PM -1000, Joel Roth wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm having trouble getting snownews to accept an atom feed.
> >> I found an atom-to-rss converter here:
> >>
> >> http://kiza.kcore.de/software/snownews/snowscripts/extensions/script/atom2rss/
> >>
> >> Here is test code for a filter:
> >>
> >>      curl http://blogs.perl.org/atom.xml | xsltproc ~/.snownews/atom2rss.xml -
> >>
> >> This gives me an RDF document (see below, items pruned to one)
> >>
> >> Now I try to do this in snownews entry for the URL using
> >> the 'e' command. Re-reading the feed with 'r' shows nothing,
> >> although there's a delay that suggests content was
> >> downloaded, if nothing else.
> >>
> >
> > It has been years and I only have one atom feed left
> Left? I have more Atom feeds than ever. And if you add in those weird
> RSS+Atom feeds that feedburner and other produce, I hardly have any
> RSS feeds left (thank goodness).

Such it is. 

I had thought, from a brief exchange with the author about a feed which
never worked, that a filter is needed for any atom feed.  But I only applied
filters to problem feeds and never looked farther into it.

> > I won't be switching from snownews till I have to pry my cold dead fingers
> > off of it.
> Why is that? I never used it, but I use Newsbeuter, and they seem pretty
> comparable.

Mainly, I have been highly satisified for 4 years with its fast, minimal
intereface and light resource usage.  e.g., you can issue a command when you
find it in the help menu rather than quiting the help menu first.  The whole
interface seems to work in that clean, minimal-key-presses way.

Midori and elinks supliment it well and I have it switching between them on
whether I am in X.

I find it sensible too.  Probably a personal predisposition.  For example,
there is something about the logic of Opera's interface that forever defies
me (even though I was using it on Win98 when it debued at a price around $29
plus upgrade charges.) So I use a plethora of other options that work along
the lines I am anticipating.

> Cheers,
> Kelly Clowers
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