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We haven't released the standalone Roller-Planet application yet, but the .Sun Engineering team quietly deployed the latest bits at planet.sun.com a couple of weeks ago in response to requests from the Glassfish, SWDP and other teams for planet-style web sites. You can follow the links on the main page to find planets for Glassfish, SWDP, Sun India, Sun Alumni, Sun Java System Web Server, web services and globalization bloggers.

What's Roller-Planet? It's a community aggregation server, similar to Planet-Planet but with some key differences: it's got a web UI that enables groups of users to run their own planet sites, it's based on Java and it uses the ROME feed parser and fetcher. I've written about it before. We don't have a release plan yet for Roller-Planet so if you really want to try it you'll have to fetch and build it from the Apache Roller SVN repo.


Comments on the feed and OPML produced:

validate feed

Suggestions: change the id to make the link[@rel='alternate'], and change the updated date to be RFC-3339 compliant.

validate opml

Drop ownerEmail (it is not required), drop the nesting, and add type='rss' to all the remaining outline elements (yes, even if the feeds are Atom), and add a title attribute to each outline (with the title from the feed, if available, or the same value as the existing text attribute).

See also: OPML guidelines

Posted by Sam Ruby on April 07, 2007 at 11:59 PM EDT #

Doh! That's embarrassing. Thanks Sam, we'll get that fixed.

Posted by Dave Johnson on April 08, 2007 at 01:15 AM EDT #

Planet is just "Planet". :-)

Posted by Jeff Waugh on April 08, 2007 at 04:43 AM EDT #

Really? And all this time I thought it was Planet-Planet. I was fooled by the planetplanet.org domain name and the PLANET PLANET logo graphic on the site.

Posted by Dave Johnson on April 09, 2007 at 12:55 PM EDT #

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