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CSV Subscription Lists

Alf Eaton: would it be possible to have CSV as an input format for the list of feed subscriptions in Venus? That way you could use Google Spreadsheets to collaboratively manage the list of feeds

That neatly solves a number of issues.

You start with a spreadsheet.  You can control who has access to this spreadsheet.  One row per subscription.  Columns can be the name of the feed, configuration items, or anything that may appear in a template.  For example, hackergotchi icons.

This particular planet uses Google Spreadsheets, but anything that can produce a CSV file will do.

Python’s batteries included nature makes it easy.

A spreadsheet can now be included in a Venus configuration file with just the following:

content_type = csv

Here’s the results: Planet Nature