Yarr - Yet Another RSS Reader

I've released a new project: django-yarr, a Django-based RSS reader for people who want to self-host.

I'd been hoping to have my new site up and running before I started releasing things, but we'll have to make do, because the Google Reader Apocalypse is Nigh.

I'm a big fan of self-hosting, so when Google announced on March 13th that they were killing Reader, I started looking around for a replacement to drop into one of my Django sites. There were a few around, but they didn't seem to be heading in the direction I was looking for - basically a clone of Google Reader - so I started Yarr on March 14th.

I was aiming for an 8 hour project, to release that week - I made it 4 hours in before the phone rang, and I've been distracted with more pressing matters ever since. Never mind - with less than 24 hours to go until the Reader switch off, Yarr is now ready to start taking over as my RSS reader.

I won't lie - it's still a work in progress. Most notably, although you can import your feeds from the OPML in a Google Reader Takeaway, once they're in there you'll have to use the admin site to manage your feeds - although you can expect that to get fixed in the next couple of days.

If you're looking for a google reader replacement and have a django site handy, please give it a try and let me know what you think.

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