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## Important!
-This IS a work in progress, most functionality is still being implemented, I will release it as a gem whenever the basic functions are ready. README Driven Development FTW.
+This IS a work in progress, although the most functionality is already implemented, do not expect much stability, and of course patches are appreciated. :)
+This gem is also **[gloriously untested](** so I will assume that each time we use it a TDD enthusiast's head explodes. I expect, of course, to add some testing later, but for now I'd rather focus on functionality.
## What is this devilry?
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## Main Features
-* Parse blogs, save posts as plain text files.
-* Filter posts by category, you might not want EVERY post in a given blog for your Planet
-* Planet.rb is using [Undress]( to convert the html on the blogs to a more convenient format, initially I will work with markdown, but textile is already supported by Undress, and the gem is built to support additional adapters that you can write, check it out!
+* Parse blogs, save posts as plain text files, ready to use with Octopress/Jekyll
+* Filter posts by category, you might not want EVERY post in a given blog for your Planet (Not yet implemented, but should happen soon)
+## Usage
+So let's assume we have an [Octopress]( blog. If you are not familiar with Octopress/Jekyll I suggest to check out its [documentation]( before going any further.
+ ▸ ls
+ CHANGELOG.markdown README.markdown config.rb public
+ Gemfile Rakefile sass
+ Gemfile.lock _config.yml plugins source
+Install the planet.rb gem
+ ▸ gem install planet
+ Successfully installed planet-0.0.1
+ 1 gem installed
+ Installing ri documentation for planet-0.0.1...
+ Installing RDoc documentation for planet-0.0.1...
+We want to go to the source directory
+ cd source
+Were we will create a sample planet.yml config file
+ ▸ planet init
+ => created default planet.yml
+You will most likely want to edit this yml file (unless you reallly really like me and [Cubox](!), after you are done, run the generate command.
+ ▸ planet generate
+ And that's it! your _posts directory should be populated with all relevant posts from the blogs you've configured, and it's ready to be deployed. :)
+## Jekyll Usage
+You don't really need an explanation if you are using Jekyll, just initialize and generate the planet whenever you have your _posts directory and you'll be good to go :)

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