RSS in Hoary

Justin Mason jm at
Thu Jan 20 19:58:17 CST 2005

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Lex Hider writes:
> On Sat, 2005-01-01 at 17:38 -0500, John Richard Moser wrote:
> > I see that in Warty the current RSS solution is "Use Firefox Live
> > Bookmarks."  This is very skeletal and poor.  I suggest a light-weight
> > news agregator for Hoary.  Liferea is already in Universe, and should be
> > brought into Main.  It is very lightweight; the 0.5 package for core and
> > gtkhtml are 306kB, 1085kB unpacked.
> I agree that Liferea would be a good addition to hoary.
> To make this suggestion more official add it at:

FWIW, Straw is available (and now working) in universe. in my opinion,
Straw is more usable than Liferea:

- - it includes extensive keyboard navigation options, and can generally be
  used entirely via the keyboard; the spacebar navigates through unread
  feeds in the normal newsreader style.  This is the main point where
  Liferea lost out for me.

- - it uses a very liberal feed parser, and I haven't yet run into an
  RSS/Atom feed it couldn't parse.

- - it looks good; normal 3-pane layout, and gtkhtml widget used for
  display.  (I think that's got to be the baseline anyway.)

- - pretty good integration with firefox -- adding a feed from FF is
  simply a matter of dragging the RSS link into the Straw window
  and dropping.  

Having said all that, I'm not sure if Liferea still has the issues
it had when I tried it last, as that was several months ago.

- --j.
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