Syndication bot for XMPP, base on feedparser and slixmpp
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README.md

Syndication bot for the XMPP communication network

Slixfeed

Slixfeed aims to be an easy to use and fully-featured news aggregator bot for XMPP. It provides a convenient access to Blogs, Fediverse (i.e. Akkoma, Mastodon, Misskey, Pleroma etc.) and News websites.

XMPP

XMPP is the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, a set of open technologies for instant messaging, presence, multi-party chat, voice and video calls, collaboration, lightweight middleware, content syndication, and generalized routing of XML data.

Visit https://xmpp.org/about/ for more information on the XMPP protocol and https://xmpp.org/software/ for list of XMPP clients.

Slixfeed is primarily designed for XMPP (aka Jabber), yet it is built to be extended to other protocols.

Features

Ease

Slixfeed automatically scans (i.e. crawls) for web feeds of given URL.

Export

Download articles as ePUB, HTML, Markdown and PDF.

Filtering

Filter using lists of allow and deny.

Multimedia

Display audios pictures and videos inline.

Privacy

Redirect to alternative back-ends, such as Invidious, Librarian, Nitter, for increased privacy, productivity and security.

Portable

Export and import feeds with a standard OPML file.

Simultaneous

Slixfeed is designed to handle multiple contacts, including groupchats, Simultaneously.

Getting Started

Install

Choose one of the following installation methods.

Using pip inside venv

$ python3 -m venv .venv
$ source .venv/bin/activate
$ pip install git+https://gitgud.io/sjehuda/slixfeed

Using pipx

$ pipx install git+https://gitgud.io/sjehuda/slixfeed

Upgrade

Upgrade using the following command.

$ pip install --upgrade slixfeed

Start

$ slixfeed

Usage

  • Add the bot to contact list and follow it instructions.
  • Send command help or commands for a list of commands.

Roadmap

  • Add service interface;
  • Improve asynchronism hadling;
  • Improve logging and error handling;
  • Add daemon interface;
  • Add HTML support (XHTML-IM);
  • Add feed history tables of last week and last month.

Authors

  • Laura (Co-Author, Instructor and Mentor).
  • Schimon (Author).

Acknowledgment

Special thank you to Mrs. Lapina who instructed me all the way to complete this, in addition to significant code fixes.

Laura, I thank you greatly for your encouragement, time and help. This bot would not have existed without you.

May this bot be a life changing factor to people the world over.

License

MIT license.

  • Laura Lapina 2022 - 2023
  • Schimon Zackary 2022 - 2024

Similar Projects

Please visit our friends who offer different approach to convey RSS to XMPP.

  • AtomToPubsub RSS feeds as XMPP Pubsub Nodes.

  • err-rssreader A port of old Brutal's RSS Reader for Errbot.

  • feed-to-muc An XMPP bot which posts to a MUC (groupchat) if there is an update in newsfeeds.

  • JabRSS Never miss a headline again! JabRSS is a simple RSS (RDF Site Summary) headline notification service for Jabber.

  • Morbot Morbo is a simple Slixmpp bot that will take new articles from listed RSS feeds and send them to assigned XMPP MUCs (groupchats).