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#1 BenJeremy

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 05:29 PM

OK, we all know X-S' newsfeeds, what about others?

Post your links here and experience. The links should be to http server with complete xml files in rss format.

As some sites mangle these format, I have not had time to clean up support - but will in the 0.9n.1 release.

This is Xbox-Scene's RSS newsfeed format:


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<rss>
<channel>
<title>title</title>
  :    :
<item>
</item>
 <title>Item Title</title>
 <link>...</link>
    :      :
<item>
  :   :
</item>
</channel>
</rss>


Ones in similar format should work great. If the format is different, let me know here!!



#2 XBOX War3z

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 08:10 PM

dunno if anyone uses this, but maybe some other sites do it this way too
so anyways
http://www.php.net/news.rss

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 02:41 AM

Anyone interested in the Most Recent MXM skin listing?

http://www.allxboxskins.com/rssmxm.xml

I can give you guys the thumbnails too if you want them.

Does the format need to be changed, BJ ?


What about some kind of community feed for MXM? I could create a quick page


Edited by koldfuzion, 17 July 2003 - 02:41 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2003 - 02:51 AM

QUOTE (koldfuzion @ Jul 16 2003, 11:41 PM)
Anyone interested in the Most Recent MXM skin listing?

http://www.allxboxskins.com/rssmxm.xml

I can give you guys the thumbnails too if you want them.

Does the format need to be changed, BJ ?


What about some kind of community feed for MXM? I could create a quick page

That format should work fine....

Yeah, I'm sorry I didn't post that huh.gif I knew there was a good one I was missing.


Trying to get that php.net feed to work, and I get a "301 Document moved permanently to here" and "here" is a link to the EXACT SAME PLACE I just queried for the file! Yet, IE brings up the XML...... Arrggghhhh.... Gotta love it when web servers throw curveballs at simple clients!

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 03:09 AM

Maybe you could trick the server into thinking MXM is IE? or does the problem lie elsewhere?

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 03:21 AM

QUOTE (whoknew @ Jul 17 2003, 12:09 AM)
Maybe you could trick the server into thinking MXM is IE? or does the problem lie elsewhere?

I don't know. The protocol is basic "1.0" http - no headers. I may have to handle headers and such, but that will take a while. I'll play with a few other feeds and see what comes up.

Basically, some feeds will be very stubborn, and not work, even if you can read them in IE, thanks to server quirks.

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 04:10 AM

i added the author and preview image in case anyone was interested in it.


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Posted 17 July 2003 - 10:04 AM

QUOTE (koldfuzion @ Jul 17 2003, 01:10 AM)
i added the author and preview image in case anyone was interested in it.

Cool... I plan on expanding support for the different newsfeed fields and ways to display them.


The system is actually capable of handling multiple newsfeeds, too...

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 03:43 PM

http://xbins.org/xbins.xml So that we'll know when a new MXM comes out. smile.gif

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 07:35 AM

BJ: Awesome dashboard. It is simply the best.

I've been curious about this RSS feature as I don't know much about it. How does one integrate the RSS stuff into mxm.xml or menu.xml -- or, is it its own XML file? Does anyone have a working example? If this provides what I think it will to my dashboard, that'd be awesome. smile.gif

Any help / documentation would be greatly appreciated. I've checked the docs that bundle with MXM and have had no luck finding info.

Thanks everyone. smile.gif

-Jinx

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE (jinx_removing @ Jul 22 2003, 04:35 AM)
BJ: Awesome dashboard. It is simply the best.

I've been curious about this RSS feature as I don't know much about it. How does one integrate the RSS stuff into mxm.xml or menu.xml -- or, is it its own XML file? Does anyone have a working example? If this provides what I think it will to my dashboard, that'd be awesome. smile.gif

Any help / documentation would be greatly appreciated. I've checked the docs that bundle with MXM and have had no luck finding info.

Thanks everyone. smile.gif

-Jinx

It's detailed a bit in the ReadMe.txt:

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* Some Newsfeed capability...
  Add a Newsfeed node into the Config node of MXM.xml:
  <Config>
    :  :
  <Newsfeed name="user">
    <Global>True</Global>
    <RotateChannels>False</RotateChannels>
    <URL>http://www.xbox-scen...scene.xml</URL>
    <UpdateIntervalMin>28</UpdateIntervalMin>
    <RotateItemInterval>10</RotateItemInterval>
  </Newsfeed>
    :  :
  </Config>
  Access it with a text source of "newsfeed"
  The user MUST have a proper DNS defined, otherwise, they have to use the dotted 'numeric' IP for the server.


Skins need to have a Text Element with source of "newsfeed" which will cycle between Titles in the supplied newsfeed(s). It will support more than one newsfeed, BTW.

I will make it much more flexible when it gets enough testing, and is relatively solid.

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 10:12 AM

well, not sure about rdf .. i know X-S's RSS feed is compatible with the RDF plugin in trillian, so maybe an RSS reader will be able to read RDF.

http://www.slashdot.org/slashdot.rdf

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE (leftyfb @ Jul 22 2003, 07:12 AM)
well, not sure about rdf .. i know X-S's RSS feed is compatible with the RDF plugin in trillian, so maybe an RSS reader will be able to read RDF.

http://www.slashdot.org/slashdot.rdf

I did a little shuffling, and it SHOULD be able to read that newsfeed... try it and see, I will do some more testing just before I release n.2

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 02:26 PM

Thanks! Got it working, but I have one oustanding issue (and I'm sure it's easy to solve):

Currenlty I am using xbins.org/xbins.xml as my news feed and I can't get the news item to rotate to the next item. Here's the MXM.XML settings:

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<Newsfeed name="newsfeed">
    <Global>True</Global>
    <RotateChannels>True</RotateChannels>
    <URL>http://xbins.org/xbins.xml</URL>
    <UpdateIntervalMin>28</UpdateIntervalMin>
    <RotateItemInterval>1</RotateItemInterval>
</Newsfeed>


I would think that RotateItemInterval would be the value to switch the visible news item...?

Sorry to bother -- thanks for the help. smile.gif

Edited by jinx_removing, 22 July 2003 - 02:53 PM.


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Posted 22 July 2003 - 03:03 PM

Would be great to be able to have MULTIPLE news feeds and be able to choos which ever you want from in MXM!




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