I know some systems (I'm thinking of CPAN and Gemcutter in particular) have
feeds of new releases -- maybe we could tap into those and note when
registered projects have new releases? I don't know if that's fine-grained
enough information for what folks want.
On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Good point Aaron. Maybe that's possible, but I'm not seeing exactly what
> the interface would look like. Without worrying about how to implement it,
> can you say more about what you'd actually want to see as a user? Expand on
> what you mean by "listens for feeds of specific types," I'm not sure what
> that means. You'd like to see, what? Just initial commits by certain users,
> and new stable releases on certain projects (or by certain users?). Or you
> want to have an interface that gives you the ability to choose/search
> exactly what you want to see from categories like these, accross a wide
> swatch of projects chosen as of interest?
> From: Code for Libraries [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Aaron
> Rubinstein [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2010 6:33 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] planet code4lib code (was: newbie)
> Quoting Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]>:
> > Hmm, an aggregated feed of the commit logs (from repos that offer
> > feeds, as most do), of "open source projects of interest to the
> > code4lib community." Would that be at all useful?
> I think that's a start but I'd imagine that just a feed of the commit
> logs would contain a lot of noise that would drown out what might
> actually be interesting, like newly published gists, initial commits
> of projects, new project releases, etc... I'm most familiar with
> GitHub, which indicates the type of event being published, but I'm
> sure other code repos do something similar. Would it be possible to
> put something together using Views that listens for feeds of specific
> types published by users in the code4lib community?
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