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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Wiki RSS change notifications
Date Thu, 23 Jan 2003 19:35:23 GMT
Steven Noels wrote:
> Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> 
>> Steven Noels wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> would anyone object against little notification mails being send to 
>>> this list when pages in the Wiki get updated? I've attached a few 
>>> samples.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> +1 if it's possible to attach a diff.
>>
>> Otherwise, this doesn't give much more information than the recent 
>> changes page.
>>
>> Sylvain
>>
> 
> OK. In the mean time, I bought all these Python books, and ventured into 
> my first real program [1]. Being unhappy with all this RSS2email stuff, 
> and due to HEP's slow progress (and it being to large to wrap my peanut 
> brain around it to help it move forward anythig faster), I wrote [2] a 
> little application which goes fetching the recent changes across XMLRPC 
> from the Wiki, diffs when possible, and sends the result as an email. 
> All wrapped in a crontab script. It sounds much more glorious than it 
> is, really.
> 
> Given the fact I can now really control what it does, suggestions w.r.t. 
> mail headers are very much welcome. The script runs hourly (if all goes 
> well ;-)

Great!

> Thanks for the challenge, Sylvain!
> 
> </Steven>
> 
> [1] to put on someone's tombstone: this community got Steven into actual 
> programming

uhuh, awesome :)

> [2] read that as in: I abused the Python language into...

even better, python is sweet.

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi                               <stefano@apache.org>
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