I'd like to formally announce #news on irc.perl.org. It's be up and running for awhile, but after YAPC::NA 2006, I replaced all my code with plagger and a yaml config file.
Currently rssbot watchings the following Perl sites and notfies the channel with updates
some sample output from the channel (minus the URLs)...
20:50:19 * rssbot [perlcast] Perlcast Interview with Andy Hunt on "Practices of an Agile Developer"
20:50:19 * rssbot [perljournals] [schwern] Julian Cash is a genius.
21:00:29 * rssbot [cpan] SWF-Chart-1.4
21:00:29 * rssbot [perljournals] [jmcada] Practices of an Agile Developer
21:10:22 * rssbot [perlmonks] [PerceptiveJohn] Perl On Server
22:00:44 * rssbot [cpan] MP3-Find-0.06
22:30:31 * rssbot [perlmonks] [Petruchio] Who would win in a swordfight?
22:40:34 * rssbot [cpan] CPAN-Mini-0.500
22:40:37 * rssbot [cpan] Perl-Critic-Bangs-0.01
23:00:17 * rssbot [perlmonks] [ehdonhon] PITTSBURGH PERL WORKSHOP: FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
23:00:17 * rssbot [perljobs] Perl Developer for Test Automation
23:20:14 * rssbot [perlmonks] [llee] windows events
Hope you see you in #news!