Liferea browsing Linux related news
|Original author(s)||Lars Lindner|
|Stable release||1.10.0 (July 10, 2013) [±]|
|Preview release||1.10-RC1 (January 30, 2013) [±]|
|Operating system||Linux, BSD, Solaris|
Liferea is an abbreviation for Linux Feed Reader, a news aggregator for online news feeds. It supports the major feed formats including RSS/RDF and Atom and can import and export subscription lists in OPML format. Liferea is intended to be a fast, easy to use, and easy to install news aggregator for GTK+ that can be used with the GNOME desktop.
Liferea also supports Podcasting.
To easily read linked articles or weblog comments, Liferea allows reading websites using an embedded browser, which can be either Mozilla/Firefox/XulRunner, GtkHTML or, in newer versions, Webkit. Additionally, the user can configure many predefined external browsers (e.g. Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape, Opera, Epiphany, Konqueror) with which to open links.
By sorting subscriptions into folders, the user can read all headlines of a folder at once. By enabling a filtering preference, all previously read headlines of the folder can be hidden.
Liferea does allow synchronizing against 3rd party services as TinyTinyRSS and TheOldReader.
How To Use
To add a new feed, click on the add subscription button. Then you have to enter the URL of the feed and the rest is done by Liferea itself. The feed appears on the left side of the window.You can change the update frequency by right clicking on the feed and clicking on Properties in the menu. To read the complete article, click on the Launch in Browser link on right clicking a news item. You can even search the fields, clicking on the search button
In Web there is a news feed subscription extension, which allows adding news feeds when viewing websites.
Since Firefox 2.0+, Liferea can be used without a special extension. To subscribe to new feeds from within Firefox, the Liferea helper script "liferea-add-feed" has to be configured in the Firefox feed subscription preferences.