We are doing launches of the CodePlex application every three weeks or so. Today’s launch includes some improved RSS functionality, including a site-wide RSS feed which provides daily statistics and live updates on new projects added to the site. It also contains a few bug fixes; the most visible one is that Wiki updates render into the RSS feed as HTML instead of raw Wiki text (for all Wiki updates going forward). Yeah, I know, that one bugged me, too. 🙂
We consider RSS a very important feature of the site. While we use e-mail for registration confirmation, we rely on RSS as our primary communication channel with the outside world. We like that RSS is an opt-in to get information about the site and about specific projects that you’re interested in. Because this is a key communication channel from us to you, we want to make sure you get the most out of it that we can offer.
What changes and improvements would you make to the RSS provided by CodePlex?