[development] Aggregator to nodes

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Thu Oct 5 03:51:52 UTC 2006

Hello all.

Drupal core aggregator module does not create nodes from feed items.
Therefore, aggregated content is effectively limited to lists or blocks.

There seem to be (at least) three solutions for parsing RSS feeds from other
sites and converting them to nodes (and hence can have taxonomy,
comments, voting, ...etc.)

- naggregator is the earliest one. It is 4.6 only at present, even in TRUNK.

- aggregator2 had a lot of momentum earlier this year, and is 4.7 compatible
but not branched for 4.7 so far.

- aggregator_node is the latest one. No branch for 4.7 yet.

Now, for someone who wants to setup a site using a feed -> node feature,
using Drupal 4.7.x, I am looking for first hand experience on pros and cons
of each of the above solution, as well as the future direction for each.

Feedback appreciated ...

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