RSS in Hoary
John Richard Moser
nigelenki at comcast.net
Fri Jan 21 02:04:28 CST 2005
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Justin Mason wrote:
> 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:
haven't tried it.
> - 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.
Mmm, I understand that.
> - it uses a very liberal feed parser, and I haven't yet run into an
> RSS/Atom feed it couldn't parse.
Nor with liferea.
> - it looks good; normal 3-pane layout, and gtkhtml widget used for
> display. (I think that's got to be the baseline anyway.)
Liferea can use GTKHTML or Mozilla. It'll have to be patched to use
Firefox for GRE; and this eats 20 megs more RAM. Still, Gecko is a lot
more usable than GTKHTML.
> - 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.
Haven't tried that.
> 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.
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