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Anzwix Launches As Another Linux News Source

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Published on 05 September 2013 07:55 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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For those not following me on Twitter or haven't noticed the Anzwix links the past few days on Phoronix, Anzwix.com was made public at the end of August.

Anzwix is something I first talked about two years ago about what's at the heart of the news operations at Phoronix: home to thousands of stories each year while almost single-handedly being run by myself. Anzwix is the intelligence system responsible for locating much of the first-hand news stories and other interesting content in an automated manner. There's various factors that Anzwix uses to evaluate and judge each data point and it's been heavily refined and evolving over the years.

Anzwix has been an internal system and then over the past two years I've begun working on a public version of the system and to broaden its focus. Last month on Phoronix I wrote at length about Anzwix, so if you're interested and haven't ready that previous posting, you should do so.

What launched at the end of August for Anzwix was a public version of the Git tracking system. At the moment it's revealing in real-time the interesting commits for over 110 open-source Git projects. This is just a portion of how Anzwix is used internally at Phoronix as the RSS, mailing list parsers, and other components are still to converted to public form. Most of the rest of the Anzwix features should be enabled over the course of September.

See the about Anzwix page for a bit more on this experimental research project. Some work's slow to come but it's evolving a lot already day-by-day based upon feedback and other new ideas for its public incarnation. For those looking to utilize it as a news source, the main things to check out are the home page with the "refined" content and then the Anzwix raw page that contains most of the flagged interesting content but may also hit items on smaller scale and other false flags.

Among the items still being worked on are improving the user-interface, deciding on other features to implement (a possible dictionary/decoder for terms/acronyms on a project/subsystem basis, better inter-communication navigation, and improved sorting, commenting support) and other polishing. I welcome feedback on any aspect of Anzwix while reminding everyone there's still many improvements ahead, including looking for feedback on other Git repositories/projects that people would like to see tracked besides the existing projects. Think of the public Anzwix.com right now as alpha quality though expect a lot more work in September and into next quarter.

If you want to stay up to date on flagged potentially interesting content from Git (or coming soon the public mailing lists, project RSS feeds, etc), there is an RSS refined feed, real-time Anzwix on Twitter, and Anzwix on Facebook.

Please feel free to share feedback on suggestions via any of the social networks or by commenting on this Phoronix article within our forums or by contacting me. Thanks!

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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