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[edit] Feeds

This wiki is one of the major communications channels from innovaphone to partners. Partners should thus stay up-to-date to with its content. However, monitoring a web site for updates can be quite time consuming. RSS feeds are a great way to do this. Here is how it works.

MediaWiki (upon which inno-wiki is built), features various RSS feeds. A news feed can be thought of as a channel where new information is provided regularly and in a coordinated fashion. These pieces of information (commonly known as "articles") can be accessed by means of web browsers and/or external programs known as "feed readers" or "aggregators".

Both Firefox and Internet Explorer support the inno-wiki feeds.

In addition to that, there is a whole bunch of feed readers available, most are for free. One that we at innovaphone found particularly useful is RssPopper. It retrieves feed articles and inserts them into Outlook or OutlookExpress email folders.

[edit] Automatic Feeds

inno-wiki supports a powerful mechanism to customize RSS feeds. Sometimes, wiki itself will suggest a feed. Watch out for entries like "RSS | Atom" in the toolbox on the lower left. However, depending on the type of information you are interested in, you may want to try the following:

[edit] News

http://wiki.innovaphone.com/index.php?title=Special:WikiFeeds/rss/recentcategorychanges/category/News

This feed shows mainly release announcements.

[edit] Problem Alerts

http://wiki.innovaphone.com/index.php?title=Special:WikiFeeds/rss/recentcategorychanges/category/Problem

This feed includes information that you probably would like to have known before when you run into problems. You should really have it subscribed.

[edit] New Articles

http://wiki.innovaphone.com/index.php?title=Special:WikiFeeds/atom/newestarticles

All new articles, regardless of their type

[edit] Changed Articles

http://wiki.innovaphone.com/index.php?title=Special:WikiFeeds/atom/recentarticlechanges

All updated articles, regardless of their type

[edit] Articles created by non-innovaphone users

http://wiki.innovaphone.com/index.php?title=Special:WikiFeeds/atom/newestforeignarticles

[edit] Articles changed by non-innovaphone users

http://wiki.innovaphone.com/index.php?title=Special:WikiFeeds/atom/recentforeignarticles

[edit] Edited Feeds

http://forum.innovaphone.com/moodle2/rss/file.php/342/1/forum/7287/rss.xml

In addition to the feeds listed above, which are created and maintained automatically by the innovaphone wiki, there is an edited feed. Edited here means that the entries are hand-crafted. The obvious drawback is that when you rely on this feed only, you may might miss some information - if we decide not to post it. The benefit of course is that all messages are filtered by a human which might result in a slightly more sensible choice of information posted (in particular, the Changed Articles feed noted above tends to send a lot of less useful information hiding the good parts). As of this writing (fall 2017), we post all noteworthy wiki updates to this edited channel.

This feed is also available as an old-style forum with (optional) mail subscription at http://forum.innovaphone.com/moodle2/mod/forum/view.php?id=115894.

Finally, you can also follow the user innovaphone_tec on twitter, which will receive the same information.

[edit] inno-wiki Feed List as OPML

Many RSS feed readers can import OPML files that include lists of feeds to subscribe to. For your convenience, here is one (you need to unzip it first): innovaphone-wiki-feeds.zip. For example, in Thunderbird, you would create an RSS Account, then add Add subscription and Import the opml.

[edit] The Roadmap

There are a number of articles of utmost importance to many of you: the development roadmaps. Unfortunately, you cannot watch these articles in wiki. However, you can subscribe to the News RSS feed where releases are posted and then refer to the respective roadmap article.

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