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OCaml Planet Syndication

Guidelines

Two types of feeds are aggregated by the OCaml Planet: personal and institutional.

Personal feeds are for individuals working with OCaml. Writing about OCaml in every entry is not mandatory. On the contrary, this is an opportunity to broaden the discussion. However, entries must respect the terms of use and the philosophy of ocaml.org. Posts should avoid focusing on overtly commercial topics. If you write a personal blog that also has many posts on other topics, we will be thankful if you provide us with an already filtered feed (e.g., tagging posts and using a tag subfeed).

Institutional feeds are those that only handle OCaml information. The best way to define what they are is by giving some examples:

  • NEWS of an ocaml project (release of OCaml, release of PXP...)
  • Caml Weekly News
  • ...

How to syndicate your feed

Due to spam, the ocaml.org team has disabled automatic planet syndication. You can still ask to be added to the planet by submitting an issue with the title "Add URL to planet".

You need to provide three pieces of information in your issue:

  • A name for the feed: this can be your name if the feed is about a person (e.g. "Sylvain Le Gall"), or the name of the official OCaml information channel (e.g. "Caml Weekly News")

  • An URL for downloading the feed: this URL must give access to the RSS feed itself

  • Whether this feed is Personal or an official OCaml information channel (Institutional). See the above guidelines concerning syndication for these two different kinds of feed.

Once you have provided this information, your syndication will be reviewed by an administrator and put online. If you want to have a good chance to join the feed there must be at least one post about OCaml in the most recent entries.

Feedburner

Unfortunately, we don't know how to use feeds using the Feedburner proxy service. It redirects our requests and removes the specific search for OCaml contents. For example, we cannot query for only posts that have the "ocaml" tag using Feedburner.

This means your day-to-day blog content will be mixed with your OCaml content.

How to read planet from your RSS reader

We provide four kinds of feed:

Copy/paste one of these links into your favorite feed reader to enjoy planet news.