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Fink package notifcation newsfeed available UNIX
Fink now has an RSS feed with notifications of new stable and unstable packages. To subscribe, add:
  http://fink.sf.net/news/fink-stable.rdf
http://fink.sf.net/news/fink-unstable.rdf
To your RSS browser (for example, Net NewsWire Pro).
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RSS News
Authored by: signals on Jan 09, '03 11:11:47AM

I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but what the heck is an RSS News feed? I went to the linked site, and it gives no details either, just says it's an RSS News reader. Did I miss something important recently? I'm guessing RSS news is some sort of Usenet News replacement or something?

-Signals



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Search here...
Authored by: robg on Jan 09, '03 11:21:55AM

Search here on "rss" (no quotes) for quite a few articles explaining what it is and how to use it. It's not a replacement for usenet; it's a way to see site postings in a local application instead of a web browser.

-rob.



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Trouble with Fink Feed
Authored by: yaccarino on Jan 09, '03 02:15:42PM

NetNewsWire appears to access the following feed correctly:

http://fink.sf.net/news/news.rdf

but NOT the following:

http://fink.sf.net/news/fink-stable.rdf
http://fink.sf.net/news/fink-stable.rdf

Can anyone confirm this?

Rob



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Trouble with Fink Feed
Authored by: charliemorss on Jan 09, '03 03:39:30PM

I see the same problem. Loads the files but ends up with a parsing error.



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Trouble with Fink Feed
Authored by: thatch on Jan 09, '03 08:44:26PM

I'm using NetNewsWireLite and at first, none of the feeds would go through and it would say there was a problem with the URL. But I chose the get info on one of them and changed the home page to a more pared down and typical URL, then clicked update and it went through. Then the others went through the same way. Keep futzing with it and you'll get it.

One other thing you might try is to expand the sf into sourceforge and click update from the get info window. I didn't have to do it that way but it's a thought anyway.



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