Mu-Feeder 0.1.1

Twitterfeed replacement

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AGPL (Affero General Public License) 
Rob Connolly
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Mu-Feeder is a free software replacement for Twitterfeed, a proprietary web service. Takes an RSS or ATOM feed and posts notices to your microblog (e.g. or Twitter) for each new item.

Currently there is support for the, Twitter and StatusNet compatible microblogging services as well as URL shortening support. The code has been tested under Python 2.6, but should work on earlier versions (the intention however is to move to 3.x as soon as feedparser has been ported).

Installation and Usage

There isn't really any formal installation process at the moment, you can
just unpack the tarball and configure the program. Configuration is
achieved by copying the file and modifying it to suit.

Hopefully all the settings are pretty self explainatory, but they are also
commented in the example file.

To use the program just run it:

However, you might need to mark it as executable first:

chmod +x
To make Mu-Feeder automatically update at specified intervals create a
crontab job:

Run the command 'crontab -e' to edit your cron jobs, and add the correct
line, e.g:

30 * * * * > /dev/null

Will run Mu-Feeder every 30 minutes.

Bugs and Feature Requests

Please report bugs on the launchpad bug tracker at, you can also ask questions or
submit feature requests via the answers page at

If you would like to submit a patch to Mu-Feeder please create a bzr
merge directive (see below) and attach it to a bug report on launchpad.

To create a merge derective, first branch the code:

bzr branch lp:mu-feeder/0.1

for the latest 0.1.x release OR

bzr branch lp:mu-feeder

for the latest experimental code.

Then make your changes and run 'bzr commit' and add a description of
your changes in the commit message. Then run the following command to
create the merge directive:

bzr send -o 'name_of_patch.patch'

Attach the resulting file to the bug report in question. All patches
will be greatfully recieved!

Last updated on January 8th, 2010


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