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Bug#443996: packages.debian.org: please provide a RSS/Atom feed for package changelogs

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 01:07:50PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> Can you please add such a feature?

Let's say I would not oppose its addition. On the other hand I really
don't use RSS feeds a lot so I tend not to care too much about them.
Any help would be appreciated.

> Just in case I'll manage to find time to work on this by myself (but ATM
> it's unlikely ...), can you please comment on the following roadmap to
> implement this (roadmap obtained skimming really quickly on the current
> git codebase):
> - add to lib/Parse/DebianChangelog* the ability to convert changelogs to
>   the desired feed format
>   - to implement the above would it be ok to use some perl library which
>     I guess already exists to generate feeds
>   - alternatively, would it be ok to perform some XSLT transformation
>     starting from the current XML generation?

It might also be possible to modify the HTML output templates. I don't
really care which way we choose.

> - then the feed should be generated statically on disk, where should I
>   look for this?
> - we can't simply ships the RSS feeds following the current naming
>   scheme; a feed placed under, for example,
>   http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/v/vim/vim_7.1-056+2/
>   would be pretty useless. How do you think this can be solved properly?

There is already a current symlink available so that one can link to the
newest changelog with

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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