Many communities host “planets” which aggregate the blogs of community members (see http://planet.fsfe.org or https://planet.jabber.org as examples).
Would there be interest in an fdroid / foss android development related planet? Does such a thing already exist maybe?
Hosting such a planet might help foss android projects to get more visibility and could encourage cooperation. It would also be a place, where free android projects could introduce their applications in more detail than just the fdroid app pages.
I’m not thinking of blogs solely related to FDroid, but more about blogs related to FOSS Android development. Accumulating such blogs might help the FOSS Android movement to grow.
I agree though, that such a thing should grow out of need. As I enjoy reading the above mentioned planets and I’d love have such a thing related to android development, I opened this thread mainly to see, whether there is interest from others as well
Even better, go serverless! If you make this site using a static site generator, then it can be hosted on gitlab pages, github pages, etc. That will also require the least maintenance. I recommend that approach.
I just tried out Venus on a Ubuntu VM. Its pretty straight forwards afaict.
The config script takes two directories. One is for caching, the other one is for generated HTML.
Then you just add in some blog URLs and you are good to go. Building the HTML is done by running a python script, which fetches all registered blogs and builds the page.
You can then point your web-server to the output directory.
The documentation recommends to run the script via a cronjob.
Is it possible to have cron-like jobs in gitlab/github pages?
Also I think it would be nice to have a custom FDroid theme, as the default template looks very 2000-ish