RSS-Planet 1.3 review

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RSS-Planet is a newsmapper, i.

License: GPL
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 98K
Developer: Martin C. Doege
Price: $0.00
Updated: 22 May 2006
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RSS-Planet is a newsmapper, i.e. a custom marker file generator for xplanet and OSXplanet which uses RSS feeds from news websites to plot the current headlines on a world map.

By default, BBC News, Yahoo! News, and the Washington Post are supported, but other feeds that point to articles with place names might work as well.

Note: The Python Imaging Library needs to be installed for favicon display to work. Circles are used by default if PIL is not found. To use the GUI, wxPython must be installed.

RSS-Planet implementation by Martin C. Doege after an idea by Nathan Eckenrode. Various tips/hints are available at the developer's website.

What's New:
RSS-Planet can now alternatively output HTML with popup captions.
If the command line option --web is used, a page called rssplanet.html is generated in the web_path directory.
Rendering of the background image no longer requires xplanet or OSXplanet in this mode, only the day and night images specified in
Normally, these will be earth.jpg and night.jpg, which are available from from the xplanet/OSxplanet distribtution.

Python 2.3 or above
xplanet 1.0 or later or OSXplanet.

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