Thursday, March 06, 2003


Official Python Blog?

Should we have an official Python weblog as part of www.python.org?

Fredrik Lundh's Daily Python-URL has been around a long time and does an excellent job of highlighting some of the things happening in the world of Python, but there are also a lot of things that don't appear. There is a Python Programmer Weblogs meta-blog that covers a lot more, but has the problem of not being 100% focused on Python issues, plus you tend to see a bit of duplication as people blogroll posts. There are some meta-blog lists on the PyZine home page just above the PyZine weblogs.

The Dr. Dobb's Python-URL provides a weekly summary of happenings on comp.lang.python. comp.lang.python.announce covers new module releases and other announcements, but there is no RSS feed, it isn't updated every day, and again there are Python articles and other happenings that simply get missed.

www.python.org already has a number of RDF/RSS files. There is an RSS file for the Python Package Index (PyPI). There is also an RSS feed for the Python wiki RecentChanges page. Finally, there is an channews.rdf file originally done for Netscape, which is generated from the data file, channews.dat.

So, I just want to get this idea out there and see what other people think about whether we should have one, what items would and wouldn't appear in it. We should probably skip the implementation for now. You can email me directly with comments or post a follow-up on the blog and I'll summarize for the marketing-python mailing list where I first brought up this idea.


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