A [work-in-progress] self-hosted, anti-social RSS reader.
Stringer has no external dependencies, no social recommendations/sharing, and no fancy machine learning algorithms.
But it does have keyboard shortcuts and was made with love!
BIG_FREE_READER shuts down, your instance of Stringer will still be kicking.
The app is currently under active development, please try it out and report any issues you have.
Stringer is a Ruby app based on Sinatra, ActiveRecord, PostgreSQL, and DelayedJob.
Instructions are provided for deploying to Heroku (runs fine on the free plan) but Stringer can be deployed anywhere that supports Ruby.
git clone git://github.com/swanson/stringer.git heroku create git push heroku master heroku config:set SECRET_TOKEN=`openssl rand -hex 20` heroku run rake db:migrate heroku restart #needed for DelayedJob/unicorn setup heroku addons:add scheduler heroku addons:open scheduler Add an hourly task that runs `rake fetch_feeds`
Load the app and follow the instructions to import your feeds and start using the app.
You can run Stringer at
http://reader.yourdomain.com using a CNAME.
If you are on Heroku:
heroku domains:add reader.yourdomain.com
Go to your registrar and add a CNAME: Record: CNAME Name: reader Target: your-heroku-instance.herokuapp.com
Wait a few minutes for changes to progate.
Run the tests with
In development, stringer uses
sqlite - there are issues with locking if you run background jobs at the same time as queries are being made via the web app. If you run into these, consider using