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News section not being kept current?

by Jouke (Curate)
on Jun 23, 2001 at 21:10 UTC ( #90977=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Maybe I'm missing something. Maybe it has been discussed before, but I can't find it. Why do we have a Perl News section that is hardly updated?

It's not possible to add newsitems, at least not for monks up till my level, so probably only Saints have this privilege. The only thing for example that has been mentioned about YAPC::Europe is the announcement that the site has been opened (thanks for that davorg), but come on, that was in February this year! You don't want to know when the last CPAN module-update was mentioned.

I'd say either give all monks of a certain level (not only saints, since it seems they don't have the time to update this section), say Friar, the ability to update this section, or remove it at all.

Jouke Visser, Perl 'Adept'
Using Perl to help the disabled: pVoice and pStory

2006-03-01 Retitled by planetscape, as per Monastery guidelines
Original title: 'Perl News Section?'

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Re: News section not being kept current?
by srawls (Friar) on Jun 23, 2001 at 23:00 UTC
    Here is where vroom anounces the Perl News section; it just, in his words, "sucks news from the RDF from news.perl.org hourly."

    The perlnewsbot is what gets (got?) the news.

    Here perlnewsbot talks about the source of the news changing, and also hinting that Perl News may be no more.

    Here your question was asked, and got one reply. It seems that vroom may have turned the perlnewsbot off, but I don't know if that's the case.

    The 15 year old, freshman programmer,
    Stephen Rawls

Re: News section not being kept current?
by clscott (Friar) on Jun 25, 2001 at 22:08 UTC
      That's no answer to the question. We have a Perl News section. If we have one, it should be a good one. I'm looking for ways to improve it.

      'nuf said ;-)

      Jouke Visser, Perl 'Adept'
      Using Perl to help the disabled: pVoice and pStory
        I actually intended it as an answer to swrals post but I'm still getting the hang of posting.

        I provided advice (and my opinion) on where to find sources of Perl news items to keep the amount of duplicate work of maintaining Perl News pages to a minimum. Especially since The maintaners of news.perl.org announced along time ago that they would be focusing their attention to use.perl.org whch would provide news plus other services.

        If the newsbot reads RSS files it should be easy to get it to read ones that get updated right?

        Why do you want to repeat work that others have done, why don't you help them improve it and share?

        use.perl.org gets RSS feeds from:

        And they're available for you to use too.

        Sites that I think should have RSS feeds include:

        Does Perl Monks provide RSS feeds for other sites to use?

        Clayton aka 'tex'

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