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Newscluster (that's the name I picked) is almost ready to use for Planet Lisp. It was having trouble loading Bill Clementson's RSS feed, but it's not a bug, it appears that the feed is busted. Crap. Anyway, even half-baked, newscluster is nicer to work with than spycyroll, the half-baked python aggregator that Planet Lisp currently uses.

Random blue sky: why limit symbol documentation lookup to the HyperSpec? It'd be nice if package authors provided a way to map from symbols to documentation URLs, preferably in a programmatic way that integrates with SLIME.



blue sky?

We have a couple of ideas floating around already (and they both have the same name, near enough). See e.g. http://common-lisp.net/project/hyperdoc/

sorry if this is a stupid question, but why don't you use the planet software created by the guys who started this "planet [x]" fad?
As far as I know, Planet Gnome started the planet fad. I'm using their software, and it sucks. I think other planets have rolled their own stuff. I'm just keeping in that grand tradition!
jwz has a name for this. ;)
his name came from frustration with the gnome project, where they rewrite everything with each new release!

but yeah, i wouldn't be surprised if their stuff sucks.
It sucks about as much as any afternoon hack. It works ok most of the time, but when it doesn't work it's frustrating and requires patching to fix.

I'm sure my stuff will suck, too, but it will suck in a way that uniquely fits my sucky needs.