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Task #75502

Identify and inactivate RSS feeds that are no longer active

Added by Ichim Tiberiu over 1 year ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Low
Category:
BISE - maintenance
Target version:
-
Start date:
2016-09-05
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Keywords:
Complexity:

Description

We execute the "update-bise-feeds" action once every hour, which searches for feeds through the bise portal.

At the moment we have the following feeds:

['feeds/newseurope/cost => http://www.cost.esf.org/rss/feed/news',
 'feeds/newseurope/eu-chm => http://biodiversity-chm.eea.europa.eu/portal_syndication/lateststories_rdf',
 'feeds/newseurope/life => http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/rss/life.xml',
 'feeds/newseurope/euractiv => http://www.euractiv.com/en/tag/biodiversity',
 'feeds/newseurope/eea => http://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/biodiversity/highlights/highlights_topic/RSS',
 'feeds/newseurope/scales => http://www.scales-project.net/rss/rss20_news.php',
 'feeds/newseurope/iisd => http://biodiversity-l.iisd.org/category/regions/europe/feed/',
 'feeds/newseurope/ec => http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/rss/biodiversity.xml',
 'feeds/newsworld/cbd => http://www.cbd.int/rss/headlines.aspx',
 'feeds/newsworld/iucn => http://cms.iucn.org/rss/rss.cfm?85CDEA01-1E0B-4DBE-4096515A8FBB13B4',
 'feeds/newsworld/wcmc => http://www.unep-wcmc.org/',
 'feeds/newseurope/bise => http://biodiversity.europa.eu/news/aggregator/RSS',
 'feeds/newschm/chm-hu => http://www.biodiv.hu/portal_syndication/selected_news',
 'feeds/newschm/chm-fr => http://biodiv.mnhn.fr/portal_syndication/whatsnew_rdf',
 'feeds/newschm/chm-nl => http://en.biodiversiteit.nl/portal_syndication/whatsnew_rdf',
 'feeds/newschm/chm-de => http://de.chm-cbd.net/portal_syndication/whatsnew_rdf',
 'feeds/newschm/chm-be => http://www.biodiv.be/portal_syndication/whatsnew_rdf',
 'feeds/national-chm-info-on-protected-areas/countries-protected-areas-be => http://www.biodiv.be/portal_syndication/chm_terms?term=Protected%20areas&lang=en',
 'feeds/national-chm-info-on-protected-areas/countries-protected-areas-nl => http://en.biodiversiteit.nl/portal_syndication/chm_terms?term=Protected%20areas&lang=en',
 'feeds/national-chm-info-on-protected-areas/countries-protected-areas-ro => http://biodiversitate.mmediu.ro/portal_syndication/chm_terms?term=Protected%20areas&lang=en']

From time to time some feeds become or are moved to another location. For example the first item in the list, http://www.cost.esf.org/rss/feed/news

We should identify feeds that are no longer available and deactivate their fetching. We should identify feeds that were moved and update the Plone site to their proper location.

Note: this is a site administrator responsibility, possibly made easier by developing a view to automatically check the feeds (once every 24 hours) and send an email report if there's any problems.

Associated revisions

Revision a90c088f (diff)
Added by Petchesi-Iulian 9 months ago

Refs #75502 BISE: Removed some feeds from the auto update.

History

#1 Updated by Miruna Badescu over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Accepted in Queue
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

#2 Updated by Ilkka Melleri over 1 year ago

  • Assignee changed from Ilkka Melleri to Ichim Tiberiu

#3 Updated by Antonio De Marinis over 1 year ago

  • Parent task set to #77012

#4 Updated by Iulian Petchesi 9 months ago

  • Status changed from Accepted in Queue to WIP-debt: Needs clarifications
  • % Done changed from 0 to 70

- The CHM DE feed is gone and I couldn't come up with an alternative for it:

http://de.chm-cbd.net/portal_syndication/whatsnew_rdf

If you go to http://de.chm-cbd.net/ you can see a list of several websites, there exists an entry for http://www.biodiv-chm.de but even that one doesn't work (some other website is in its place).

- Couldn't find a working feed for /feeds/newsworld/wcmc but the site seems to be up.

- Updated the feed for /feeds/newseurope/cost to http://www.cost.eu/rss/feed/news

- Can't find proper feed for EU CHM except for this one: https://www.cbd.int/rss/news.aspx
It appears to have a couple of the elements from the previous feed. If there is a better alternative I have yet to find it.

- Can't find proper feed for Euractiv and I replaced it to http://www.euractiv.com/feed/?post_tag=biodiversity
This needs to be checked in order to confirm that it is the correct one.
Some other possibilities are:
- http://www.euractiv.com/feed/?sections=energy-environment
- http://www.euractiv.com/feed/?sections=sustainable-dev

Until the new feeds are confirmed/found I have removed the following 4 from the auto-update: 'CHM DE', 'WCMC', 'EURACTIV', 'EU CHM'

#5 Updated by Mikael Baudet-Maze 9 months ago

Hi Iulian

From last check on BISE, the EURACTIVE feed now clutters the European news.
It does not seem to be targeted enough despite the parameter you defined.
Most of the news from that source are not biodiversity related.
Example: 10/05/2017 Italy builds new detention centres to speed up migrant déportations

Can it be fixed somehow ?

Also noticed the news include the current day now, which is nice.
Before, it was just news from previous days if I remember well.

Regards

#6 Updated by Christian-Xavier Prosperini 9 months ago

  • Assignee changed from Ichim Tiberiu to Iulian Petchesi

Yes, maybe the RSS feed has changed. Sending the ticket to Iulian.

#7 Updated by Iulian Petchesi 9 months ago

  • Assignee changed from Iulian Petchesi to Christian-Xavier Prosperini

De-activated the feed for Euractiv since I can't find a proper alternative. Should I clear the news that are currently in the feed?

#8 Updated by Christian-Xavier Prosperini 9 months ago

  • Assignee changed from Christian-Xavier Prosperini to Iulian Petchesi

Yes remove them. They are old anyway :)

#9 Updated by Iulian Petchesi 9 months ago

  • Assignee changed from Iulian Petchesi to Christian-Xavier Prosperini

@Christian, finished removing them, sending the ticket back to you. If there is anything else to be done, let me know.

#10 Updated by Christian-Xavier Prosperini 8 months ago

  • Status changed from WIP-debt: Needs clarifications to Closed
  • Assignee changed from Christian-Xavier Prosperini to Iulian Petchesi
  • % Done changed from 70 to 100

Thanks.

#11 Updated by Christian-Xavier Prosperini 8 months ago

  • Parent task changed from #77012 to #81510

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