Perlanet is a program for creating web pages that aggregate web feeds (both RSS and Atom). Web pages like this are often called “Planets” after the Python software which originally popularised them. Perlanet is a planet builder written in Perl – hence “Perlanet”.
The emphasis on Perlanet is firmly on simplicity. It reads web feeds, merges them and publishes the merged feed as a web page and as a new feed. That’s all it is intended to do. If you want to do more with your feeds (create feeds from inputs that don’t publish feeds, filter or transform them in complex ways or publish them in interesting ways) then Perlanet isn’t the right software for you. In that case I recommend that you take a look at Plagger – which is another feed aggregator, but one that is far more complex and, therefore, far more flexible.
The latest version of Perlanet can now be downloaded from CPAN.