RSS support in Cyrus
murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Sep 19 12:37:52 EDT 2011
+1 for RSS (obviously)
Dave McMurtrie wrote:
> Good day,
> We've been tasked by our management with providing RSS support in Cyrus.
> Fortunately, the Cyrus httpd server that was recently developed makes
> this much less onerous of a task.
> The good news is that we're adding a new feature to Cyrus that I think
> people will like. Our motivation is to provide a method by which our
> Exchange users may still make use of the many bulletin boards we offer
> via our Cyrus IMAP service without the need to configure a separate
> client. Outlook has a perfectly functional RSS reader built in.
> The bad news is that we've been given a fairly limited amount of time to
> roll this into production here at Carnegie Mellon University, which
> means we won't have a ton of time to solicit feedback and share design
> ideas with the rest of the Cyrus development community. Even in
> speaking with Bron over IRC, I know there are some things he'd like to
> see in our code that will definitely not be there for the initial
> roll-out. I think we can deal with this by getting a barebones
> implementation in place for our December production date, and then we
> can improve on it over time with community feedback.
> The other issue that we need to address is which version this will
> ultimately be released with. It will simplify our work if Ken can
> develop for the 2.4 codebase, so that's likely the route we're going to
> take. We don't have CalDAV listed on the roadmap until 2.6, but the RSS
> code is based on the work Ken already did for CalDAV support.
> Essentially, to make RSS available, we're going to be using an httpd
> server that has WebDAV and CalDAV extensions built in. Full calendar
> support is not going to be ready by December, 2011 when the RSS code is
> ready. Should this eventually be part of a 2.4.x release? Should it
> wait until 2.5 or 2.6? Should we (CMU) keep this as a separate branch
> for now?
> Finally, we need to get this item added to the Cyrus Roadmap. As a
> member of the community at large, I'm proposing that we add RSS support
> to Cyrus. Can we get a vote by the core developers and the governance
> board? Please let me know if this shall be added to the roadmap and if
> so, which version we can release it with.
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