What's this?

The front page Debian-related news are a collection of headlines syndicating Debian-related sites. You have also to understand that this is a beta project to see if it's worthwhile to have related news around. Obviously, this news are displayed at FrontPage. The content is thrown into FrontPageNewsFeed and then included under the Include macro (thanks to Finn-Arne Johansen for this suggestion).


The engine used to process the feeds is [http://www.planetplanet.org Planet], being run each 6 hours, at 05, 11, 17 and 23 hrs, CDT. After getting the content, WWW::Mechanize inserts it on this wiki. In case you are interested, the script used for this can be found [http://anorak.com.ve/~damog/frontpagenews/wiki-frontpagenews.pl.html here], the ini file [http://anorak.com.ve/~damog/frontpagenews/config.ini here] and the template [http://anorak.com.ve/~damog/frontpagenews/wiki.tmpl here].


Any Debian related news website can be syndicated. They just have to provide Debian content quite often, and that's it. I really appreciate, in behalf of the Debian project, having so many nice unofficial Debian news sites: That's how our community gets stronger and stronger.

The current sites syndicated in the roll are:

If you want your website to be added, please contact me.

There are Ubuntu news! Horror!

Well, yes. Ubuntu is a Debian-related project, therefore, most of the sites around publish their news also. Anyway, since I see most of the news around Ubuntu or any other Debian flavour very interesting, I don't feel any pain to allow Ubuntu news on the news. If you have an anger feeling about it, please let me know, we all can discuss it together.