[wp-hackers] Mike Little's Blog...

Kimmo Suominen kimmo+key+wordpress.c4f53f at suominen.com
Fri Dec 22 07:50:08 GMT 2006

On Fri, Dec 22, 2006 at 09:24:24AM +0200, Computer Guru wrote:
> On 12/22/06, Robin Adrianse <shorty114 at shorty114.net> wrote:
> >Anybody have any thoughts on switching off of magpie to something like
> >simplepie? Ive never used it myself but ive heard nothing but praise.
> I honestly never heard of it, though I do use MagpieRSS on my own
> website and in several contracts for clients. I'm always willing to
> try something new though... but then again, if it's not broke, why fix
> it?
> Nevermind.
> Just checked, SimpleRSS isn't PHP. It's Delphi and Kylix.

SimplePie:  http://simplepie.org/

> The Magpie project really shouldn't die out - the original codebase is
> excellent. Why coud improve it in the WP core, and then submit patches
> to the original project you know...

MagpieRSS seems to give up too easily on parsin a feed.  I'm not sure
if that's more PHP's fault than MagpieRSS's, but that's one of the
issues I have with it.

I think I've heard a few other projects talking about SimplePie as well,
but off the top of my head I can only name Gregarius.  The Gregarius
devs have already made changes to their copy of MagpieRSS, and before I
switched to using Gregarius, I used their MagpieRSS in my own projects
to improve feed parsing.

Best regards,
+ Kimmo
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