Joey Hess mentions the Rawdog aggregator, which is for setting up Planet-style sites. I normally use spycyroll for this (that’s what Planet Wolves uses, for example) because the idea of requiring a database to do this is just brain dead. It is. Don’t deny it. However, I think I might start using rawdog for that purpose in the future. First, it looks maintained. Secondly, Adam Sampson, the hacker who built it, wrote a plugin for it to use Vellum templates! Cor. Every now and again I see Vellum pop up somewhere; I think its plugin design might have been influenced by Vellum’s, too, which is really cool. Nice work, Adam, anyway.

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