Thursday, March 4, 2004

I've released a couple of fixes to the way Radio handles RSS publishing to the radio-dev support group this morning.

Update: Installation instructions are available in the Radio discussion forum.

The first patch modifies radio.weblog.writeRssFile so that Radio shortcuts may be properly expanded in RSS feeds. For instance, a post containing my "lorem ipsum" glossary entry would properly expand in the rss.xml file:

   <description>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.</description>

screenshotThe second patch includes 3 related parts and introduces options for formating the RSS feed's title for categories, to get rid of the current Author Name: Categorie Name format limitation.

Until the time Userland publishes fixes to the main Radio distribution, you may download and open with Radio the parts linked in the radio-dev message.

Surgeon General's warning: Applying patches without having at least some knowledge of the working of the Radio application (as opposed to its desktop website operation) may seriously damage your installation. Be patient. Eventually, Userland will publish bug fixes in the main distribution.

caveat #1: These parts will get superceded once Userland fixes the main Radio distribution.

caveat #2: If you decide to instal the RSS category title fix, you need to open and replace all 3 related parts.

caveat #3: If you are running the k-collector client for Radio, the shortcuts fix to writeRSSfile won't work, since Matt has highjacked the whole RSS file driver to include ENT topics in the feed.

Permalink 12:47:52 PM - See Also:  categories | k-collector | Radio Userland | RSS 2.0  - cosmos

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