Sugar bugs a-twitter

Inspired by how Launchpad posts bugs to twitter via an atom feed using TwitterFeed, I set up a twitter account for the Sugar Labs trac instance: Follow https://twitter.com/sugarbugs to see new bugs posted.

Due to rate limiting of a maximum of five updates in 30 minutes, it won’t show every bug logged during a busy period, but it gives a nice real-time notification of new bugs on trac.

Now I see TwitterFeed supports identi.ca too, so I’ve added the feed to http://identi.ca/sugarbugs as well.

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2 Responses to “Sugar bugs a-twitter”


  1. 1 Philippe April 23, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I have no idea about the technical possibility, but why not update twitter through an interface who will perform some sort of rate limiting on the outgoing updates ?
    Not like an update every 6 minutes, but more with a volume of update in a floating buffer and some logic to hold the exceeding updates.
    Of course, knowing exactly how twitter is computing the “5 updates in half an hour” who greatly help.

    My 2 cents :)

  2. 2 Morgan April 23, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Philippe, it’s certainly possible… it’s TwitterFeed imposing the rate limiting here, and what it provides isn’t rocket science so it could easily be reimplemented – but it’s free and quick :)


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