Chebucto Community Net
Chebucto Community Net is the first community net in Canada to offer an
RSS news feed. Our RSS news feed helps keep our users and visitors up
to date on the latest important Internet security news
and updates to popular widely used software programs
as well as the newest Chebucto Community Net developments.
RSS News Feed
[CCN RSS Feed]
[What is RSS?]
[How to use RSS]
Chebucto Community Net RSS News Feed
Chebucto RSS News Feed
What is RSS?
RSS or Really Simple Syndication is a way to present information to a user
in a fast simple form. RSS news feeds are written using XML (Extensible
Markup Language) and there are many different ways to access them.
Different programs will support different features of the RSS news feed.
Typically RSS news feeds give headlines which you can then click on to go
to a webpage with more information.
Newsfeed items would be about important updates to popular software,
internet security news, or notable Chebucto Community Net developments.
Headline: Security update for Example (Feb. 10)
Web link: http://chebucto.ca/news
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 05:32:26 -0400
Description: A critical flaw in the popular Internet software
Example has been patched in the latest version, 1.1.2. The flaw would
allow a remote user to take over a computer running the unpatched
How to use RSS
To use our RSS news feed, you will need a program that can read XML. The
popular web browser Mozilla Firefox, available for free download
from Mozilla.Org can access RSS feeds as
Live Bookmarks or view our RSS feed directly. A Live Bookmark shows the
current headlines on the RSS
feed as individual clickable bookmarks that will take you to the web links
for the headlines. These links are called Live because they get updated
every time you start the Firefox web browser.
To set up the Live Bookmark in Firefox, click on the orange icon you see in the
address bar of the Firefox browser and select where you want the Live
Bookmark to be; with the rest of your bookmarks, on your toolbar, etc.
Firefox versions before 1.5 showed the orange icon in the bottom right
corner of the Firefox browser window. Click on this icon then click on
Subscribe to 'Chebucto News RSS'.
Another way to access our RSS feed is to use an RSS reader program such as
the Open Source RSSOwl, which runs on Java so can be used with
Windows systems, Macintosh or Linux. RSSOwl is free for download from http://www.rssowl.org/. RSSOwl shows all
the features of the RSS news feed, not just the headlines, and can be used
to access a number of different RSS news feeds at the same time.
RSSOwl comes already subscribed to a number of news feeds and allows users
to add or remove RSS feeds easily. There is a tutorial that comes with the
program but adding a new RSS feed is as simple as copying the address of
the RSS news feed into the Address window of RSSOwl. You can drag and drop
the RSS feed into the Favorites menu and have it there every time you open