[drupal-devel] [wanted] aggregator improvements

Dries Buytaert dries at buytaert.net
Wed Aug 17 11:02:06 UTC 2005

On 17 Aug 2005, at 12:29, Breyten Ernsting wrote:

>> Anyone interested in working on the aggregator module?  I'm
>> particularly interested in people trying to improve the aggregator's
>> output.  The structure of the pages is not 100%, we lack some filter
>> functionality, and would benefit from additional options to limit the
>> length of aggregated content.  These would be welcome improvements
>> for Drupal 4.7.
> Yes, willing to work on that. What kind of filter functionality are
> you looking for? (Ie. you mean input/output filtering options, or item
> filtering?)

- I'd like to impose a restriction on the maximum length of a news  
item.  Often the "Drupal talk" page (now disabled) gets messed up  
because some items are really long.

- I'd like to see both the filter mechanism and the menu-structure  
reorganized.  Take a look at the news_page module for ideas; IMO it  
has better filtering functionality and better navigation (regardless  
the weird feeds as nodes concept).

- I'd like to be able to edit or delete individual news items.  When  
using "aggregate feeds" like those from Feedster or Pubsub you end up  
with duplicate and unwanted news items.  Also, RSS spam has been a  
problem before on drupal.org.  Being able to delete or edit these  
without having to use the MySQL command line would be really useful.

- I'd like to export filtered feeds using RSS.  Like that, someone  
can combine feeds, filter them, and in turn make them available to  

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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