It downloads news feeds published by third-party websites and aggregates their content together into a single combined feed, latest news first.
It uses Mark Pilgrim's Universal Feed Parser to read from CDF, RDF, RSS and Atom feeds
Leonard Richardson's Beautiful Soup is used to correct markup issues.
It also uses either Tomas Styblo's templating engine or Daniel Viellard's implementation of XSLT to output static files in any format the user will want.
PS: The application is called "Planet", Venus being the version.
Here are some key features of "Planet":
· Filters and Plugins
· Administration interface
· Migration from Planet 2.0
· Python 2.2 or higher
· librdf Python library
· xsltproc or python-libxslt libraries
· subprocess Python module