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Request : Have RSS feeds for the forum

Nishant Modak
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Joined: Sep 29, 2006
Posts: 27
I would request the moderators for this forum to have rss feeds being made available.

This would be very useful in keeping track of the questions and going through them, and moreover not missing on those useful discussions.


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Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 7729
Let's make this a topic for our JavaRanch forum...


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David O'Meara
Rancher

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

(congrats on 7k)

We did have this a while ago, but it failed due to its popularity. At this stage the software we use doesn't allow the additional capacity required for RSS
Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 7729
Hi David, do you mean that it overloads the JR servers or something?

I am more than sure that our forum members will be will be willing to donate some money to enhance JavaRanch's capabilities. Do you not agree Nishant?
Nishant Modak
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 29, 2006
Posts: 27
Yes Barry.

That is certainly possible.

Let's do it.!
Nishant Modak
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 29, 2006
Posts: 27
Quoted:
" At this stage the software we use doesn't allow the additional capacity required for RSS "


From when did SOFTWARE start being a problem for (JAVA) developers.
Or was it always so ?
David O'Meara
Rancher

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

From the point of view of being a non-income site (as opposed to non-profit ) staffed by volunteers. We have plans on moving to Java based software, but you would be surprised at how few people are prepared to work full time for nothing

I told a slight lie. From memory we generated the RSS at every request. While this could be improved, the problem is still UBB. Again based on my own understanding, it appears to be stretching at the seams and eventually we will get tired of propping it up.

Any plans to re-implement RSS feeds or fund new hardware would have to wait on the move from UBB to something else.
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Slightly correcting David, I think it wasn't a software problem. UBB now has the capability to generate RSS feeds for each forum. But the additional load created for having it turned on for even just a single forum was prohibitive.

If you want to point your newsreader at something, how about the JavaRanch News blog, which does have an RSS feed?
[ December 15, 2006: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
author and iconoclast
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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I'm the guy that implemented this. Yes, the problem was that it created the feed anew on each request, and did so in an inefficient way. I keep meaning to get back to it. One of these days...


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David O'Meara
Rancher

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Hey, I didn't say software problem, I said capacity problem caused by the software
Nishant Modak
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 29, 2006
Posts: 27
Atlast ! we have rss !!


Hurray!
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
Posts: 8791
Hi, I'm delighted this is finally here!


A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 39549
    
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Quite a few members seem to like it. It's only been up for a week, and already thousands of requests are being served each day, totalling more than 100MB of feeds.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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