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Planet (software)

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Stable release
2.0 / July 26, 2006; 17 years ago (2006-07-26)
Written inPython
TypeFeed aggregator
LicensePython License
Websiteplanetplanet.org (archive)

Planet is a feed aggregator that runs on a web server. It creates pages with entries from the original feeds in chronological order, most recent entries first.


In online media a planet is a feed aggregator application designed to collect posts from the weblogs of members of an internet community and display them on a single page.[citation needed]


Planet was written in Python and maintained by Jeff Waugh and Scott James Remnant.

There are several successors:[when?] Venus - started by Sam Ruby,[1] Pluto - started by hackNY,[2] a second project also named Pluto by Gerald Bauer,[3] and most recently Moonmoon.[4]


Planet uses Mark Pilgrim's Universal Feed Parser to process feeds in RDF, RSS and Atom format, and Tomas Styblo's htmltmpl templating engine to output static files in any format.

Released under the Python License, Planet is free software.[5]


Planets are commonly associated with free and open source software projects, where they are used to collect posts from the various developers involved in projects.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Venus Configuration". intertwingly.net. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  2. ^ Mukerjee, Aditya (2019-04-03), GitHub - ChimeraCoder/pluto: Pluto is not a Planet, retrieved 2020-01-11
  3. ^ "Pluto Planet Guide (Book Edition)". feedreader.github.io. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  4. ^ "moonmoon: simple web based feed aggregator in PHP". moonmoon.org. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2007-08-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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