Why Podcasting Still Needs RSS

The Open ApproachAt RadioPublic, we are dedicated to the principles of the open web, chief among them the idea that nobody needs to ask permission to participate as a producer or consumer. As a result, we knew we couldn’t set up a proprietary system which restricted participation to the small number of programs we could collect metadata for ourselves. Building yet another publishing platform for producers to share their data with us directly is fraught with technical, social, and ideological challenges. Plus, our founding partner PRX is already well established as an open publishing platform. So, we decided, any additional data should live in the open RSS feed, along with the rest of the data for the show.Remember that the RSS spec is frozen, meaning that no improvements can be made to it, full stop. That said, RSS documents are written in XML, and XML has a feature called namespaces which

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KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Desktop Officially Released

prisoninmate writes from a report via Softpedia: KDE will celebrate 20 years of activity on October 14, 2016, and they’ve just released the first LTS (Long Term Support) version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment. Prominent new features of KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS include support for desktop widgets, a new system-wide search functionality that promises to let users easily search their KDE desktops for everything they want, including apps, music, videos, files, folders, etc., a new tool to get hot new stuff for your KDE Plasma desktop, such as wallpapers, widgets, desktop effects, or window styles, and infinite customization possibilities. Moreover, KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS comes with a unified look for the default Breeze theme so that, no matter what type of application you’re using (Qt4, GTK2, GTK3, or Qt5), it will look the same, mobile phone notifications, along with the ability to use your smartphone as a PC remote,

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