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

Ashraf Amayreh mistknight at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 15:42:44 UTC 2007

Didn't notice this thread in development. I'll read it in detail later

In the meantime, I was pointed to this link by a friend of mine which shows
that simplePie is a complete no-no. This actually compares three of the
contributed aggregation modules in terms of performance, my aggregation
module is included in the comparison.

The aggregation module requires PHP 5 (since I use simpleXML), provides an
API, and if you take a look at the issue queue you'll find that you don't
need any external libraries to get very stable behavior. Aside from the
initial wave of bug I got after completing it, I haven't received a bug
issue in two months or so. SimplePie is forbiddingly performance terrible,
or so I understood from Aron Novak's article which you can view below.


On 6/19/07, Boris Mann <boris at bryght.com> wrote:
> On 6/19/07, Alexander Barth <alex at developmentseed.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Unfortunately, speed is an issue for our aggregation sites where
> > parsing time adds up accross all Drupal installations on the
> > server.
> There are some good arguments to be made for decoupling parsing /
> aggregating directly within Drupal and moving it outside -- just putting
> nodes into Drupal.
> 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,
> > though?
> Yes.
> 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.
> >
> Hallelujah. So...if Morbus needs to move, can we start on the foundations
> of the one, true pluggable aggregation API of doom, together, now?
> --
> Boris Mann
> Office 604-682-2889
> Skype borismann
> http://www.bryght.com
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