[ANN] Schapcom

Sandra Snan sandra.snan at idiomdrottning.org
Wed Jan 6 14:28:52 GMT 2021

# Schapcom


Schapcom is a feed aggregator for Gemini similar to CAPCOM.

Schapcom is written in Chicken Scheme using a ton of libraries so it's
not lightweight in that regard. It's just a quick fix to get something
to work.

Schapcom uses a three-tiered model of Feeds→Curators→Aggregated Feeds.

## Feeds

Schapcom is compatible with both Gemfeed and Gmisub feed formats.

=> https://tildegit.org/solderpunk/gemfeed Gemfeed
=> gemini://calcuode.com/gmisub-readme.gmi Gmisub

Feeds are Atom feeds (a la Gemfeed) or gmisub feeds.

## Curators

Curators set up lists of URLs of such feeds that they wanna follow. Each
line needs to end with .xml or .gmi, and this list of URLs should be in
a text file, one url per line, no other lines, no comments no header no
nothing, and end with a .txt file ending. The list of URLs can be on
gemini or on http / https, to minimize the amount of work that curators
need to do. They only need to be able to host a text file, anywhere.

## Aggregators

Each Schapcom instance is then pointed to a list of such lists. It
writes a gmi file (similar to CAPCOM's output format) and then
terminates. It shows duplicates-deleted union of entries so it's fine if
a feed is accidentally entered twice, or entered in multiple formats, or
if an entry shows up several times or in several feeds.

So the intent is that a curator's list of follows can be read and used
by several Schapcom instances.

Finding cool feeds to follow is hard work, so leveraging each other's
work around that is the idea.

Run from cron or manually.

schapcom [curator-url1] [curator-url2] [curator-url3] > feeds.gmi

For a repo, git clone https://idiomdrottning.org/schapcom

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