i would like a module that reads RSS news feeds and displays them the way label does. perhaps the creator of label could implement this into label.dll or a different coder could write it on his or her own time.
i'm not a coder and i have no knowledge of website networks or anything like that, but i noticed that all the news modules are either broken (lsnews) or very complex (lsdrinks).
any coders want to try this? azathoth in #fpn said it might be possible if you took mrjuke's code from lsnews and rewrote it for RSS news feeds, then merged it with the graphical code of label, so that might help... i dunno.
Yeah ... that's good idea ...
i know it's a good idea =P
the module wouldn't even have to be *that* complex. i was thinking it could have features like scrolling the headlines like label does, or being able to click the headline to launch the site, but those are just perks.
for now, all i'm looking for is a module that displays/scrolls the headlines from an RSS feed like label does (re: formattable text).
LSDrinks I believe does this...but as you stated it isn't fun. Maybe some short vbScript and some mzScript tinkering and we can get it done. Lemmie push around some devs and see what I can do. :)
"Its goode to be king!"
I ask one of my friend, Inform-Sega, to wrote it ...
He said that he will look what he can do ...
oh rad.... i'm excited :D
I agree, this would be Very Useful. Especially if you used some of the code from lsnews... the ability to read local files leads to many interesting ideas.
Hey, where could one get the code for lsnews?
i suppose you could email mrjukes about it, he probably has it (if it's not in the module download itself that is)
I seem to remember that MrJukes lost all of his LS-sources... There are some of his sources on shellfront.org, though, don't know whether lsnews is among them.
so i'm guessing the module would have to be written from scratch then? that kinda sucks, but if any coders want to undertake this, please feel free!
This maybe a stupid question, but that's what I do so well......what's RSS?
I would prefer a human understandable version of LSDrinks. Depending on a site with RSS just doesn't suit my fancy...Id rather be able to parse whatever I want out of things.
I found this:
dunno which version it is though. Either way it's reasonably old, but it may help anyone that's interested.
I wish I could code better so I could write this myself! I'm trying a few things, but I make no guarantees...
Maduin was the one with the hdd crash... hence the source of chronos and deskfolders is lost. MrJukes' sourcecode can be found on ShellFront.
And no one will ever forget it, either =P
backlash: we already covered that lsnews is an alternative... if it worked. but it does not, so that's why i'm requesting a module that does.
Is MrJukes still alive or did he definitively switch to *nix ?
MrJukes now works for M$ and is a bit busy.
heh, well that means that's one coder we won't have on board for this module. any codres want to pick this up?
I agree that lsdrinks would be a cool way to be able to only get the stuff one wants. I'm not that keen on actually running perl or anything behind the scenes for stuff like that, though, so an all-LS way of doing what lsdrinks is supposed to, would be really nice.
... when I get connected to the net again, that is... *sigh*
mojomonkee: I forgot to mention, the link I posted above is the source code, not just the module. I know lsnews doesn't work. So, perhaps this code could be modified so it does work? At the very least it might be a starting point. Just trying to help.
i need to get on the LSML to see if this is a topic of discussion there.
Just curious if anything ever happened with this.
I think it would be nice to be able to hook somekind of module like this to a box as well.
Anyone know of some compact rss programs, just about all that I've found are bulky, outlook style, 3-pane programs.
I think someone's coding such a module... Don't know if he's on ls.net though...
I would love to see a module like this. I'll even beta test for any of you coders attemping this project. :D