RSS-Planet is a script which fetches headlines from various news Web sites via RSS feeds and then plots the story titles on a world map using xplanet.
|Tags||Internet Web Dynamic Content News/Diary Scientific/Engineering Visualization Text Processing Markup HTML/XHTML|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X POSIX BSD FreeBSD Linux|
Release Notes: This version introduces a stand-alone mode where RSS-Planet only fetches the news, creates the marker file, and then exits, which is useful for integration with an existing xplanet setup.
Release Notes: This release can generate its output as a Web page with little markers and popup captions in the appropriate locations. Xplanet or OSXplanet are no longer strictly required, as the background image can optionally be rendered in Python when suitable images, such as earth.jpg and night.jpg from the xplanet distribution, are provided.
Release Notes: RSS-Planet now includes an optional wxPython-based GUI, which can be used to toggle feeds on and off and adjust the refresh interval. A news ticker and a button to open the current story in the default Web browser are also featured.
Release Notes: Favicons can now be used as markers on the map. Support for the BBC News and Washington Post feeds has been improved. Xplanet presets have been added, and the maximum number of allowed headlines per feed can now be specified. A helper script for displaying the data in OSXplanet is now available.
Release Notes: Timestamping and a table with common abbreviations were added.