For those of you not following bug 21919, the google news sitemap
extension has progressed quite a bit. This extension was developed to
give Wikinews 2 features:
*(primarily) An alternative means of informing google what articles
are published. Currently google screen scrapes the main page, this
extension would provide a more machine readable interface for google.
*It would also provide us with per category RSS feeds that are not
At the moment, the version at testwiki has two issues - the flagged
revs related options don't work, and certain system messages (things
in mediawiki namespace) are replaced with <name of message>. Hopefully
both those issues will be fixed soon. If you find anything else,
please let me know.