[development] PHP 5 > aggregator.module rewrite to XML API?

Alexander Barth alex at developmentseed.org
Tue Jun 19 14:35:37 UTC 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 7:00:39 AM, Morbus If wrote:

> With that said, speed is not really an issue here, IMO - just like we
> can (and will) fiddle/scale with the downloading of thousands of feeds 
> in hook_cron, the same thing can be done with processing time. As 
> already mentioned in the comments of his tests, SimplePie does a lot of 
> filtering to ensure the data is sanitized (granted, a lot of what Drupal 
>   could do as well, but which wouldn't have been considered part of the 
> original parsing times, I suspect). What SimplePie does provide, 
> however, is a much greater field of correct parsing - something that 
> Drupal's core parser fails to do (helpfully contributing to its 
> appearance of "speed").

Unfortunately, speed is an issue for our aggregation sites where
parsing time adds up accross all Drupal installations on the
server. I don't object to that SimplePie may well be the better
choice for a general use case - can we agree on a pluggable solution,

>> See here: http://groups.drupal.org/rss-aggregation
>> and: http://aggregation.novaak.net
> Yes, I've been watching. However, this is
> Drupal 7 material. I can't wait that long.

I can understand. But let's not desmiss the new aggregator solution as
Drupal 7 only material. A backport to 6 or even 5 could be very easy
to do. Moreover, it's pretty likely that Aron actually starts
developing the new aggregator on Drupal 5.

From a more personal point of view, I really would like to get rid of
leech and build on top of common ground as soon as possible - not only
when 7's out. 



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