Bug 129401 - FreeBSD Multimedia page should automatically pick up YouTube videos from 'bsdconferences' channel
Summary: FreeBSD Multimedia page should automatically pick up YouTube videos from 'bsd...
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody)
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Reported: 2008-12-03 21:20 UTC by Murray Stokely
Modified: 2017-12-31 22:34 UTC (History)
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Description Murray Stokely freebsd_committer 2008-12-03 21:20:00 UTC
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 :

Comment 1 murray 2008-12-15 00:17:26 UTC
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.

       - Murray
Comment 2 Remko Lodder freebsd_committer 2009-11-06 08:05:36 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-www->edwin

Hey Edwin, you largely maintain the multimedia setup, would you 
be able to have a look at this?
Comment 3 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 07:59:42 UTC
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