NAME

SoggyOnion - RSS and other arbitrary content aggregatron

SYNOPSIS

    $ soggyonion-install
    $ vim/emacs config.yaml
    $ soggyonion config.yaml
    $ crontab -e

DESCRIPTION

NOTE: This is a pre-release. I need to add tests, among other things. Functionality is here, though.

SoggyOnion is an RSS and arbitrary content aggregator that produces static pages. It was written to be easily installable and configurable as well as trivial to extend. It is meant for people that want to view RSS feeds and other scraped content as a web page and want minimal setup and configuration.

Installation

The module creates two executables, soggyonion and soggyonion-install. Once the SoggyOnion module is installed, do the following:

1. Change to a directory where you'd like to keep the configuration file and defaults, then run the soggyonion-install command. This will extract a handful of files to the current directory.
2. Edit the config.yaml configuration file. To get started quickly, just make sure the four options in the first section are correct.
3. Run the soggyonion command with th

Customizing the Output

All sources of content are found in the config.yaml file. The main template, templates/main.tt2, contains all the CSS.

Extending

See: SoggyOnion::Plugin

Why is it called "SoggyOnion?"

I purchased the domain soggyonion.com on complete impulse. When I wrote this I finally made use of that silly domain and I kept the name.

I not longer own this domain.

Why don't I use (RSS utility here)?

If you like it better, please do. I welcome all suggestions and constructive criticism (a.k.a. complaints), so fire away :-)

I wanted a tool where I could specify a few sources of RSS/RDF and have it produce categorized, static pages for me that could be easily customized through templates and CSS. I'm also not yet convinced that everything should be RSS -- SoggyOnion can be used as a front-end for any scraped content.

SEE ALSO

SoggyOnion::Plugin, XML::RSS, YAML

AUTHOR

Ian Langworth, <ian@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2004 by Ian Langworth

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.