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Perlanet - A program for creating web pages that aggregate web feeds (both RSS and Atom).


  my $perlanet = Perlanet->new;


Perlanet is a program for creating web pages that aggregate web feeds (both RSS and Atom). Web pages like this are often called "Planets" after the Python software which originally popularised them. Perlanet is a planet builder written in Perl - hence "Perlanet".

The emphasis on Perlanet is firmly on simplicity. It reads web feeds, merges them and publishes the merged feed as a web page and as a new feed. That's all it is intended to do. If you want to do more with your feeds (create feeds from inputs that don't publish feeds, filter or transform them in complex ways or publish them in interesting ways) then Perlanet isn't the right software for you. In that case I recommend that you take a look at Plagger - which is another feed aggregator, but one that is far more complex and, therefore, far more flexible.

For most uses, you probably don't want to use the Perlanet module. The perlanet command line program is far more likely to be useful.



The constructor method. One optional argument which is the configuration file. If not given, this defaults to ./perlanetrc.


The main method which runs the perlanet process.


See http://wiki.github.com/davorg/perlanet


There is a mailing list which acts as both a place for developers to talk about maintaining and improving Perlanet and also for users to get support. You can sign up to this list at http://lists.mag-sol.com/mailman/listinfo/perlanet

To report bugs in Perlanet, please use the CPAN request tracker. You can either use the web page at http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Perlanet or send an email to bug-Perlanet@rt.cpan.org.



Dave Cross, <dave@mag-sol.com>


Copyright (C) 2008 by Magnum Solutions Ltd.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.10.0 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.