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]]
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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?