I recently got my hands or a Wii and have been using the opera based web browser, my problem is that it does not have an RSS reader so i still had to get my notebook out each night to check the news.
I have looked at other existing solutions (google reader etc) but i wanted something really clean & clear for use on the Wii & the single column mode works a treat on the Wii.
To setup a planet on my shared hosting on cwraig.id.au
Created the planet.cwraig.id.au subdomain
Go to http://planetplanet.org & download the latest tarball.
Extract & upload to the server
I have so far left the default “fancy” template to its default settings i have only customised
and added my feeds to the bottom.
In order to get the planet to run on shared hosting where you do not have a full terminal environment i had to use this bash script to execute the python after changing directory.
#———Start of run.sh———
/usr/bin/python planet.py examples/basic/config.ini
#———End of run.sh———
Thanks to http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Planet for that hint
Its finally a matter of adding run.sh to the crontab so it updates automaticly
20 * * * * /home/cwraigid/public_html/planet/run.sh
I also threw together some php to force an update whenever i want outside of the normal hourly schedule
#———Start of update.php———
<h1>This will force an update of the planet</h1>
$output = shell_exec(‘/home/cwraigid/public_html/planet/run.sh’);
#———End of update.php———
This page when accessed via a web browser will force an update of the planet page
Edit: (i forgot this) Have a look at the final result at http://planet.cwraig.id.au