Collect additional LizardFeeder data sources and feature requests



9 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: lorchard, Unassigned)





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9 years ago
This bug serves to collect suggestions for additional data sources and feature requests for LizardFeeder following its first public release.


9 years ago
Summary: Collect additional data sources and feature requests → Collect additional LizardFeeder data sources and feature requests

Comment 1

9 years ago
The current list of sources can be found in these config files:
Very cool!

i'd like to load this in the sidebar so i can watch it while also browsing, but the layout is not amenable to narrow-izing.

if you put category list on the right instead of left, and remove the enforced min width on the text, it would allow this.
also, please hook in XMPP and pump these out through an account, so i can get the stream via IM :)

Comment 4

9 years ago
The replay function, while very cool, does not respect the checkbox selections.

Comment 5

9 years ago
Created attachment 357459 [details] [diff] [review]
Fix JSON generator on Windows (use os.path.join() more)

Fixes the JSON generator by using os.path.join() and os.sep instead of hardcoded forward slashes.

Comment 6

9 years ago
Can you store the checked boxes and settings in a cookie so that I don't have to redo my prefs every time I load the site?

Related: can you have links open in a new tab/window to not interrupt the playback?

Comment 7

9 years ago
Sparklines for content by type would be pretty neat.  Greasemonkey starter kit at

Readability is rough with items dropping in and pushing the one you're reading on down... not sure how best to solve that.

A evolving tag-cloud could be a nice backdrop.

Comment 8

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> Created an attachment (id=357459) [details]
> Fix JSON generator on Windows (use os.path.join() more)
> Fixes the JSON generator by using os.path.join() and os.sep instead of
> hardcoded forward slashes.

This patch looks okay to me, but I think Lizardfeeder has bigger problems than that for running under Windows.  I've only ever tried running it on Linux and OS X.  I just got Python installed under a Windows VM in Parallels, and there are all kinds of errors related to paths and such.  This probably warrants its own bug.

If we want to make Windows a priority, it might even be useful to wrap this thing in a desktop app launcher to lower the entry barrier.  It's been 4 or 5 years since I last did that with python on win, though

Comment 9

9 years ago
Switching components
Assignee: lorchard → nobody
Component: Other →
QA Contact: other → feeds-mozilla-com

Comment 10

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> Created an attachment (id=357459) [details]
> Fix JSON generator on Windows (use os.path.join() more)

FWIW: I filed bug 475576 to track fixes for Windows.

Comment 11

9 years ago
This is outstandingly cool.  An idea:  Maybe use an offline cache for the already-loaded data, so that if the page is reloaded that all can be gotten very quickly and then I can start looking at new things faster?

Comment 12

9 years ago
Hi. I've posted a design concept for the LizardFeeder at Tell me what you think.

Comment 13

9 years ago
With the explosion of the GeoWeb in recent months, I would be curious to know how much of the information in this feed could contain a geographic component. Locations exist for most Twitter users, for example. Where they are available, IP addresses can be used as a fairly reliable location indicator. This may be asking too much, but I suspect some fantastic maps could be created using this data...

Comment 14

9 years ago
Another concept:
two feeds from zh-TW:

name    = Mozilla Links Chinese
short   = mozlinks-zh
group   = blogs

name    = Planet MozTW
short   = planetmoztw
group   = blogs

and I think is a good resource for LizardFeeder:

name    = Tweets about Mozilla in
short   = identica-mozilla
group   = microblogs
Perhaps create a twitter user that follows mozilla community members and use the stream's rss?

I think a simple search is overly broad and will bring in too much noise, but the above would be pretty interesting.

Comment 17

9 years ago
Just a note that items which contain double chevron-like quotes in their names are incorrectly converted to double speech marks. For example 'This » that' is displayed incorrectly as 'This " that'. I've been seeing this a lot with the Bespin hype popping up in the feeder.

Comment 18

9 years ago
Another concept idea for visualization: Hope you like it

Comment 19

9 years ago
I played with a word cloud summarization notion... details:

Comment 20

9 years ago
I've created a set of sketches to document my concept for the Lizard Reader frontend.

Screetnshots at:

I'm in the UK: the time-zone shown claims to be “GMT+0000 (BST)”.

British Summer Time is GMT+0100, and doesn't start for another week – the “ST” is for “Summer Time”, not “Standard Time”.

During winter, the UK's time zone is just called “GMT”.

It *does* seem to be getting the time right, so I think this is just a labelling issue.

(In reply to comment #3)
> also, please hook in XMPP and pump these out through an account, so i
> can get the stream via IM :)
(—or *any* OpenMicroBlogging account, of course.)
Can you make a public, web-accessible OPML file for LizardFeeder? The provided RSS feed only shows activity during the last 10 minutes and is not useful for 3rd party sites.

Comment 23

8 years ago
Can you mention what feed you're using?  As far as I remember, LizardFeeder doesn't produce any RSS feeds, just Atom.

The OPML is already available here:

FWIW, the main index for the Atom archives follows RFC 5005 pagination for additional entries.

You can chase the <link rel="next"> hrefs to dig up more entries.  But, there's also a more static window of Atom entries here:

The problem with that feed, though, is that it will drop a lot of entries if you're trying to keep up.
I was using the Atom feed that is provided via auto-discovery. It doesn't provide much useful content.

The OPML and Atom feeds you linked above are perfect for what I need, thanks :)

Comment 25

8 years ago
Could you add Bugzilla-jp?

<outline type="rss" text="Bugzilla-jp activity" title="Bugzilla-jp Bugs" xmlUrl=""/>

Comment 26

8 years ago
Please consider adding a filter to remove User: and User_talk: from the MDC feed, I do not believe that they are relevant in this context.


Also, for the same reason from,


Comment 27

8 years ago
When you change the feed start time existing filters for wiki, code etc are ignored, requires checking and unchecking to remove them.

Expect that filters would remain when changing the start time.

Comment 28

8 years ago
There is no filter for photo, please consider adding it.

Comment 29

8 years ago
Changes to bugs show in the feed as attributed to the original submitter of the bug, not the person who made the last comment.

For example this will be attributed to l.m.orchard [:lorchard]

Comment 30

8 years ago
it would be good if each volunteer of mozilla can have there personal blog and email like but with a catch you only use it for mozilla related stuff
Please keep this bug on topic.

Comment 32

7 years ago
Report Bug for

Comment 33

7 years ago
There's something wrong with the feed. It gets stuck the most recent code commits and doesn't update anymore.  The last code's timestamp doesn't change from "less than a minute ago", maybe this is an indication of the root cause?

I don't know if this is the proper place to file a bug report for this, but since it's linked directly from the page I'll take my chance.
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