RSS is a simple data exchange format which allows web sites to provide specific
types of data in a manner which is easy-to-use in news tickers, or for
syndication on other web sites (such as you would find on the sidebar of sites
like FreshMeat or Slashdot. The RSS format can be used to export almost any sort
of data, though is most commonly used today for the export of news data from web
sites or for the export of blog (i.e. web diary) entries.
- How do I access an RSS feed?
RSS feeds contain specially-formatted data (RSS is a subset of RDF, an XML data
format) which is not usable by most web browsers. In order to make use of RSS
feeds, you will need to install a special piece of software on your system,
called a RSS reader or RSS aggregator.
There are many RSS readers available (for a variety of OS platforms). Several
RSS readers are hosted on SourceForge.net, including AmphetaDesk (available for
MS Windows platforms, Linux and Mac OS). A number of lists of good RSS readers
are available on the Internet; Google may be of use in finding an RSS reader for
your OS platform.
You may use the orange XML icons on this page, or on the project-specific RSS
feed pages, to access the links to the RSS feeds. The process for adding an RSS
feed to your subscription list will vary from reader to reader; typically a
facility to "Add a RSS feed" or "Add a channel" is provided (feeds are
synonymous with channels) where you may enter the URL to the feed you wish to
- Usings the site's RSS feed
To use this RSS feed, just connect to the site feeder links hereunder. These feeds are automatically filled from site databases and is always up to date.
Subscribe to the RSS feed