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zeroth
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Subject: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 19 Feb 2011, 19:02

I've lurked this site for a long time and have been wishing for an RSS feed for this site. I figured that might never happen, so I decided I'd make my own!

my feed merely downloads the "view all news" page once per day and parses it into an RSS feed. it should remain 100% functional as long as the news section doesn't change format (and at the time I'd have to tweak some things).

anyway, I'm sharing this with you all:

http://eoc.serveftp.org:9090/rss/unrealsp.xml

enjoy!

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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 20 Feb 2011, 03:17

Wow! That's a very good idea, and well done too! Thank you. =)
Can I help you out by "officially" hosting your feed on the USP webspace or anything like that?
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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 20 Feb 2011, 11:03

if you'd like to link to my rss feed or create a script to regularly copy the my xml file to your own server, then by all means, go ahead :-)

consider my rss link permanent. if ever it does not work it's probably because of a power outage or internet connection issues and will be functional relatively soon. I host all kinds of things.

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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 20 Feb 2011, 22:44

and, ironically, there was a power outrage today.

link will be back up shortly :-)

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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 21 Feb 2011, 00:51

Never quite understood RSS feeds...but pretty cool anyway that you're hosting this.

Also, welcome to the forums \o/
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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 21 Feb 2011, 01:00

thanks. Unreal has been in my top 5 fav games since the late 90s :-)

RSS feeds can be hooked up to feed readers, like Google Reader. this way, you can see the new news headlines for every website you care about in one concise location - which is super awesome if you use it on a smartphone.

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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 21 Feb 2011, 03:34

oh that's cool...yeah I got a Droid 2 actually...i might have to try that...
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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 22 Feb 2011, 16:59

Blah. I've been without internet for over a day now due to weather

Irony, indeed.

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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 23 Feb 2011, 17:04

Is there a reason why you don't want to share the RSS generating script with sana? It's probably handier to have it hosted directly from unrealsp.org as an integrated service.

I think RSS feeds from specific forum categories will be more interesting to read though. Most news items link to a related forum thread(s) anyway.

@sana: Doesn't phpBB have an integrated RSS feature?

You may also want to take a look at phpBB Smartfeed. It integrates with phpBB and has many options.

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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 23 Feb 2011, 22:14

oh I guess there was a misunderstanding. I'll gladly give you a copy of the scripts.

I wasn't aware that's what was desired, since it would be more proper to create a real RSS feed.

when my internet comes back online, I'll license the scripts GNU v2 and post it up for all to enjoy :-)

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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 04:17

here are the scripts: http://eoc.serveftp.org:9090/rss/rss-generator.zip

hopefully you run a linux system...

and I now have internet access again! so the rss link is working once mode.

edit: zip file link had some bad permissions on it so it wasn't downloadable. now fixed.

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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 23:08

Ah, that's nice. I just thought I'd ask as I wasn't sure either. It seemed to me he offered you to host the script officially from unrealsp.org, eventhough he didn't mention the word "script". I couldn't think of a direct reason why you wouldn't want that, so I assumed there was either a misunderstandment, or licensing limitations / personal objections :wink: .

I can confirm that the download link is working. I just see that it's written in unix shell script. I wonder if it's possible to run this with USP's current hosting plan. I thought u wrote this in PHP :P .

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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 25 Feb 2011, 17:40

nope, it's in bash. If I were to use PHP, I'd rather offer my services in creating a proper RSS feed.

the scripts can be run remotely. for example, install cygwin on your windows machine, set a task scheduler to execute it every once in a while, and add a few lines to the end of the script to upload it to the web server. as long as your windows machine is on, it'll continuously update.

that's just one option.

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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 06 Apr 2011, 15:49

random-ass feature request:
rss feeds for threads

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Subject: Re: UnrealSP RSS feed

Post Posted: 06 Apr 2011, 16:06

That'd be a good idea for project threads and such, EXU2, Firestorm, etc...
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