RSS-Planet

1.4 17 Nov 2008

Custom marker file generator for xplanet and OSXplanet.

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Developer website: Martin C. Doege

RSS-Planet is a newsmapper, i.e. a custom marker file generator for xplanet and OSXplanet which uses RSS feeds from news websites to plot the current headlines on a world map.

By default, BBC News, Yahoo! News, CNN.com and the Washington Post are supported, but other feeds that point to articles with place names might work as well.

Note: The Python Imaging Library needs to be installed for favicon display to work. Circles are used by default if PIL is not found. To use the GUI, wxPython must be installed.

RSS-Planet implementation by Martin C. Doege after an idea by Nathan Eckenrode. Various tips/hints are available at the developer's website.

What's New

Version 1.4: RSS-Planet now has a standalone mode where it only runs once when it is called, creates the marker file, and then exits. This is useful for easier integration with an existing xplanet setup.

Requirements

Python 2.3 or above, xplanet 1.0 or later or OSXplanet required.

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Details

Downloads
2,277
Version Downloads
933
Type
Business / Applications
License
Free
Date
17 Nov 2008
Platform
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price
Free