Plagger: DIY RSS/Atom aggregation

Plagger is a pluggable RSS/Atom feed aggregator written in Perl. Everything is implemented as a small plugin and you can mash them up together using Plagger core API and plugin hooks. You can think of Plagger as a blosxom or qpsmtpd for RSS aggregator.



Plagger comes with various plugin API hooks so that third-party plugins can extend:

Plugins can be enabled / disabled using condition modules (= rule-based). So you can do "Forward all the updates to my Gmail account, but if the title contains 'Plagger' and bookmarked by 5 users on, SMS me as well."

We're in the active development right now. API and config file format might be changed in the future.


We have a Subversion repository and you can check it out with:

svn co

If you want a svn commit bit, email me your username and htpasswd format password to miyagawa<at>


How to Write/Register Plugins

If you have a nice idea of plugin, drop a line to the development mailing list and we can help you.

For now, the best way to register your plugins is to get an svn account and commit to our svn repository. Of course you can host your plugins yourself, but since our API is still premature and will be likely to change a lot, I'd recommend you to put the plugins under our control so that users won't be confused. I (miyagawa) will care about the necessary updates to the plugins under svn, if ever we change the plugin API hooks.

Once the APIs are finalized, you'll be able to create your plugins and release to CPAN, which is the best repository to distribute Perl modules.


Tatsuhiko Miyagawa drives the Plagger development. See trunk/plagger/AUTHORS for a list of contributors.

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