RSS-TAB is a simple solution to add RSS Feeds anywhere.
- It's small, only 12 Kbytes;
- It's easy to setup, one text config file for the feeds and 3 lines to change in the program;
- It's easy to use, all options are passed in the command line, ok for beeing called with system();
- Mantains a local cache of the feed files;
- Have a refresh-only CLI option designed to be called from cron to refresh the cached feed files;
- It's portable, can be run in any system that have a perl interperter;
- It's (can be) browser friendlly, all the output is generated by a XSLT stylesheet, you can make it output anything you want, from plain ASCII to postscript or even a graphical format if you know how to do it;
- It's free.
Open Source Software
This program is open source, you don't have to pay anyone to use it in any situation. It is licensed to you in the terms of the GNU License
If you're using rss-tab in a website, I'd like to ask for you to include a link to this page, maybe using this small pic .
<img src="./rss-tab-ico.png" border="0"> <!-- use a local pic -->
whould do just fine.
Not that I'll get any pay from it, just knowing that people are using it whould be all the pay I want.
Rss-tab uses just one Perl Module, XML::RSS:Tools, but this module needs other modules, and some of those depend of libraries.
I try to include here all the files that you need to install in order to make rss-tab work. When possible I include a link for a local copy of the file, wich may not be the last version but the version that was used when installing the current rss-tab release.
Recommended Perl Modules
: libxslt-1.0.33-2 and libxslt-devel-1.0.33-2 are RPMs included with Fedora Core 1
- HTTP::GHTTP 1.07 : CPAN
- HTTP::Lite 2.1.6 : CPAN
: most perl installations should have LWP already installed
: recommended by XML::RSS::Tools, rss-tab is not using it, it's fetching the files with lwp