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Rippy the Aggregator

Rippy the Aggregator is a lightweight RSS aggregator written in vanilla PHP. It downloads headlines from a configurable list of regularly-updated Web sites, and merges the items into a single list of all the latest news. Rippy could be used to keep track of several favourite sites, or as an automatic supply of filler material on a public Web site. It uses local files to store its persistent information, requiring no database and no non-default PHP library support.

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  •  10 Dec 2005 06:00

    Release Notes: Parser ruggedness and general stability were improved, and support was added for setting options like user agent and proxying when acting as an HTTP client.

    •  04 Sep 2005 08:25

      Release Notes: New alpha code ("Skippy the Scraper") was added to scrape Web sites that don't provide RSS feeds themselves. The ability to export configuration data as OPML was added. A bunch of minor bugs have been fixed.

      •  21 Jan 2005 23:00

        Release Notes: Optional support has been added for the "nofollow" attribute on links from external sources.

        •  27 Sep 2004 00:23

          Release Notes: A PHP configuration security issue has been fixed. Many new features have been added, including regexp-based item filtering and rewriting, configurable retention and display times, limited support for Atom feeds, and RSS-to-RSS aggregation.

          •  07 Oct 2003 15:16

            Release Notes: File locking has been improved, making Rippy significantly more stable. A new optional image caching feature will improve reliability and reduce the load on feed servers. The filtering system has been revised and expanded to fix some smaller bugs and add more configurability.

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