i've been looking for the module named "data". the feeds module refers to the data module, and lists as a feature:
" -- Creates lightweight database records if Data module is installed."
i cannot find the data module, can anyone point me at the backdrop version of it? does it in fact exist? or would i need to port it from d7?
I can't say 100% for sure that no one has started to port the data module from Drupal. However, I can't find it anywhere and the ReadMe file for the feeds module links to the Drupal version of the module (it seems unlikely that they would link there if a Backdrop version of the module is available).
Here are instructions on porting Drupal modules to Backdrop CMS.
Use this forum if you have questions or find us in Gitter. The maintainer of the Feeds module is frequently in Gitter and that would be a good place to contact them.