[development] Need Help With Drupal Widget

matt at mattfarina.com matt at mattfarina.com
Thu Jan 17 16:46:15 UTC 2008

I was thinking I could even use something like yahoo pipes to combine  
some lower volume feeds like the drupal and groups homepages...


Quoting Jason Flatt <drupal at oadaeh.net>:

> On Wednesday, January 16 2008 2:23:23 pm Matthew Farina wrote:
>> Netvibes contacted me about helping them put together a drupal
>> aggregator widget. These widgets work on nevibes, OS X, in Windows
>> Vista, on igoogle and more. You can find an example at
>> http://eco.netvibes.com/widgets/229787/the-chronicle-of-higher-education
>> I'm looking to put together a list of up to 15 feeds to put in the
>> widget. 4 are tabs with up to an additional 11. In the example if you
>> click the down arrow on the tab you are on you can see all the
>> possible feeds you can read in the widget.
>> Anyone have any suggestions for feeds to use in the widget?
>> My initial list was the drupal planet and the feeds for the drupal
>> homepage and the groups homepage. What others should we list?
>> They contacted us because of www.netvibes.com/drupal.
>> Matt
> I'm not sure if you have a focus other than Drupal or not. There is Drupal
> Talk [1], which is more loosely Drupal focused then Planet Drupal. There is a
> list of sources [2] that feed Planet Drupal and Drupal Talk that could lead
> to other feeds.
> You could have a feed of open issues [3], or CVS commits [4], either for core
> or for contributed projects (CCK & Views come to mind, but it could be based
> on themes, translations, etc.).
> Another thing you can do is list feeds of individual forums [5], or create
> custom feeds based on parts or groupings of the forums [6]. By being creative
> with issue queues, CVS commits and forums, you could have hundreds of feeds.
> The can have feeds of individual groups from g.d.o, like the Drupal Dojo [7].
> In my own personal list of feeds, I have a Snipplr feed of Drupal related
> posts [8].
> So, I guess it really all depends on what the focus is, if there is   
> one, as to
> where you can take this.
> [1] http://drupal.org/talk
> [2] http://drupal.org/aggregator/sources
> [3]
> http://drupal.org/project/issues/rss?projects=3060&states=1&categories=bug&versions=97368,184399,175832,194287,198188,202820,208616&priorities=1,2
> [4] http://drupal.org/cvs?rss=true
> [5] http://drupal.org/taxonomy/term/25/0/feed
> [6] http://drupal.org/taxonomy/term/34+51/0/feed
> [7] http://groups.drupal.org/node/2191/feed
> [8] http://snipplr.com/rss/tags/drupal
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