Re: PHP class to use the Freshmeat.net xml-rpc interface yes! I agree, My XML / RSS avail. here RSS iRude (http://www.irude.com/wp-rss2.php)
Re: Individual vs. systemwide use? Hmmm . . . very confusing. Just kidding. I don't the bayesian filters are that bad though.
Re: Good effort i do appreciate. You're not the only one Faisal! Welcome to the club :)