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Feedjack: A Django-powered feed aggregator

Gustavo Picón has open-sourced Feedjack, A Django+Python-powered feed aggregator. It's software you can use to make "planet" sites.

It's currently powering these sites:

According to Gustavo's announcement, it has many advantages over Planet. Says Gustavo:

  • It handles historical data; you can read old posts.
  • It parses a lot more info, including post categories.
  • It generates pages/feeds with posts of a certain category (example).
  • It generates pages/feeds with posts from a certain subscriber (example).
  • It generates pages/feeds with posts of a certain category from a certain subcriber (example).
  • A cloud tag/folksonomy (hype 2.0 compliant) for every page and every subscriber.
  • It uses Django templates.
  • The administration is done via web (using Django’s kickass autogenerated and magical admin site), and can handle multiple planets.
  • Extensive use of Django’s internal cache engine. Most of the time you will have no database hits when serving pages.

Good stuff!

Posted by Adrian Holovaty on May 31, 2006