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The Informa RSS Library provides a convenient Java API for handling news channels and metadata about them. Different syntax formats for channels are supported, amonge them are: RSS (Rich Site Summary) 0.91, 0.92, 1.0 (using RDF syntax) and 2.0. It is planned to also support channel information descriptions (like OPML).

After creating the news reading application Risotto I made the decision to develop a common news reading library togehter with the creator of HotSheet (another news syndication program). So we put efforts into refactoring the Risotto source code and setting up an own project for this: The newly created interfaces can be implemented in different ways, currently we have an in-memory and a Castor JDO backend. To better support full-text searching I integrated also Lucene (from Apache’s Jakarta project).

The Informa library is available under the GNU Library General Public License (LGPL). To download the latest version (0.2.6) please visit the project website at sourceforge or use directly the following links: