Planet is an awesome 'river of news' feed reader. It downloads news feeds published by web sites and aggregates their content together into a single combined feed, latest news first.

It uses Mark Pilgrim's Universal Feed Parser to read from RDF, RSS and Atom feeds; and Tomas Styblo's templating engine to output static files in any format you can dream up.

Planet was originally developed for:

And now also powers:

Planet requires Python 2.2 or greater installed on your system. It requires only python-bdb, everythingelse is included in the Planet distribution.

Planet is currently under regular development, the latest code can be obtained using Bazaar.

The first official release of Planet is 2.0 — for all the wrong reasons! — available in tar.bz2 and zip formats.

Jeff's stable 2.0 repo
Jeff's devel repo

A nightly snapshot of the code is available in tzr.bz2 and zip formats.

Development is co-ordinated on the mailing list; archives and information on how to subscribe or alter your subscription options is available from here.