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#1 2013-06-21 18:20:07

Mic92
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Enhanced/Custmizable Arch Package Feed

I use both the arch and AUR package feed as a source for new software.
But it doesn't show all Information I want and often I have to open the package
site to get the link to the upstream project.

To solve this issue,  I wrote mash-up,  which scrape this feeds and get the
missing information using the API.
The result is a new customizable feed.

I still look for a good logo though...

http://archfeed.higgsboson.tk/

Also on github:

https://github.com/Mic92/arch-package-feed

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#2 2013-06-21 18:31:09

karol
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Re: Enhanced/Custmizable Arch Package Feed

With regard to packages from the official repos, it's enough to simply diff the packagelists you can create e.g. weekly and use pacman to display all the info for the new packages. The feeds give you package updates, so most of these packages are already in the repos and using them to find new software is a bit lazy - you can browse the repos all you want right now - and a bit crazy - the ratio of signal (new packages) to noise (package updates) it horrible.

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#3 2013-06-21 18:37:00

Mic92
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Re: Enhanced/Custmizable Arch Package Feed

pacman does not include the AUR.
The signal-to-noise ratio might be bad, but in my feed reader I can easily skip the uninteresting packages.
So it is just a matter of taste.

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#4 2013-06-21 18:45:33

karol
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Re: Enhanced/Custmizable Arch Package Feed

Mic92 wrote:

pacman does not include the AUR.

That's why I wrote "With regard to packages from the official repos". Your feed allows for AUR-only subscriptions so I don't mind it at all :-)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the feed you're using for AUR info prints only new packages, it doesn't seem to include updates to existing packages, right?

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#5 2013-06-21 19:04:19

Mic92
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Re: Enhanced/Custmizable Arch Package Feed

It include updates of existing AUR packages too. But it is quite easy to add an option to only include new packages (by comparing creation date and update date) for AUR packages. I could implement this feature, if their is a demand for it.
Realising this feature, for the official repos is a bit more work since one had have to keep track itself, when the package was created.

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#6 2013-06-30 16:21:11

karol
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Re: Enhanced/Custmizable Arch Package Feed

Mic92 wrote:

It include updates of existing AUR packages too. But it is quite easy to add an option to only include new packages (by comparing creation date and update date) for AUR packages. I could implement this feature, if their is a demand for it.

Are you sure? I don't see updated packages in the feed.

Mic92 wrote:

Realising this feature, for the official repos is a bit more work since one had have to keep track itself, when the package was created.

I don't need it that much, I create a list of existing packages every week and diff them against the list from previous week.

I see that you use the upstream url ('Project Url') in the item "header" which means I go to upstream website if I doubleclick the link, even if I chose not to include Project Url in the feed. Would it be possible to change the default from Project Url to Arch Repository Url? Both official repos and the AUR display upstream url, so I can easily visit upstream if I want.

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#7 2013-06-30 18:30:27

Mic92
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Re: Enhanced/Custmizable Arch Package Feed

karol wrote:

Are you sure? I don't see updated packages in the feed.

Ok. It seems that the origin aur feed only provides new packages. I might need a different source to get also the updated packages.

karol wrote:

I see that you use the upstream url ('Project Url') in the item "header" which means I go to upstream website if I doubleclick the link, even if I chose not to include Project Url in the feed. Would it be possible to change the default from Project Url to Arch Repository Url? Both official repos and the AUR display upstream url, so I can easily visit upstream if I want.

I added an option to switch between both.

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#8 2013-06-30 18:47:35

karol
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Re: Enhanced/Custmizable Arch Package Feed

Mic92 wrote:

I added an option to switch between both.

Thanks, that's perfect.
Well, almost perfect, because I think you mixed the options up: selecting 'Upstream Project Url' will include project_url, which points to ... AUR package websites.
Selecting 'Arch Package Url' will include package_url which points to upstream website.

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#9 2013-06-30 19:02:14

Mic92
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Re: Enhanced/Custmizable Arch Package Feed

karol wrote:

Thanks, that's perfect.
Well, almost perfect, because I think you mixed the options up: selecting 'Upstream Project Url' will include project_url, which points to ... AUR package websites.
Selecting 'Arch Package Url' will include package_url which points to upstream website.

Fixed

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#10 2013-11-25 18:36:13

karol
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Re: Enhanced/Custmizable Arch Package Feed

Is it syncing?
The latest package I got form http://archfeed.higgsboson.tk/feed?arch … ry_size=50 is https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/openblas-lapack/ from 2013-11-20.

Arch websites were working a bit slow that day https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 6#p1351776 but I have no idea if it's related in any way.

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#11 2013-11-25 22:12:19

Mic92
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Re: Enhanced/Custmizable Arch Package Feed

karol wrote:

Is it syncing?
The latest package I got form http://archfeed.higgsboson.tk/feed?arch … ry_size=50 is https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/openblas-lapack/ from 2013-11-20.

Arch websites were working a bit slow that day https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 6#p1351776 but I have no idea if it's related in any way.

Indeed. The updater was broken.

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