We have a new YouTube Channel for BSD content. There is a rich set of YouTube gdata apis to extract the videos from this channel. The web build should download the RSS/AtomPub feed, extract videos from this channel tagged 'freebsd', and add them to the multimedia page. The YouTube channel is at :
and the multimedia page I'm referring to is here :
Information about the YouTube APIs is available here :
Note that in order to do this properly, we have a couple of
pre-requisites. For one thing, we need If-Modified-Since: support
added to fetch(1) so that we can easily check RSS feeds in the web
build without overloading web servers. This is addressed in this PR :
Then we need to decide on a standard way for the web build to cache
content from other web servers between builds. I propose storing
downloaded RSS feeds in $TMPDIR/webbuild so that the downloaded feeds
persist between builds (e.g., we can't keep it in $OBJDIR or make
clean will wipe it out) but not between reboots.
We can then call fetch with the new -i argument added by the patch in
that PR to only download the content if the remote RSS file is newer
than the cached version in $TMPDIR/webbuild.
The rest is just simple XSLT/Makefile glue to actually parse and
include dynamic content from external RSS feeds to our website. This
may make sense for Flickr, YouTube, Yahoo Upcoming, or other services.
Hey Edwin, you largely maintain the multimedia setup, would you
be able to have a look at this?
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