RSS in Hoary
Rui Tiago Matos
tiagomatos at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 20:33:46 CST 2005
On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 17:58:17 -0800, Justin Mason <jm at jmason.org> wrote:
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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:
> > http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/SupportedSeedProposals/
> 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.
Even though I also haven't tried the new 0.9 Liferea I agree that
Straw is better in some regards (except mainly in it's disability to
Lately though I've been looking to give a try to Blam: it seems quite
good looking reminding me of one the best RSS readers I've seen
working, NewsFire for OSX.
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