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Vienna is a freeware, open source RSS/Atom newsreader for the Mac OS X operating system.
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Merge pull request #446 from barijaona/db-improvements

Various improvements to database manager
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3rdparty Cocoapods setup
Interfaces Fix dimensions in Advanced Preferences.
Pods Updated product config and Travis script
Resources Remove old status bar icons and references to them
SharedSupport Added Classy style (contributed by user PMP on cocoaforge)
Vienna Tests Added FMDB to the Database Unit Tests
Vienna.xcodeproj Moved FolderImageCache out of Folder class
Vienna.xcworkspace Pod install
configs Fix debugging settings
lproj Fix to spanish localization
palettes Fixed a JSON issue on 10.6.x. Google Reader Sync back to work!
signing More lenient code signing requirement
src Minimize work handled inside our database queue
utilities/DisclosableView.framework Include a build of DisclosableView in source package, to make install…
.gitignore New .gitignore file
.travis.yml fixed travis config again
Acknowledgements.rtf Update acknowledgements
CHANGES Update version number as of 3.0.4
DatabaseSchema.doc Update parts of documentation Create
Makefile moved article status from #define to an enum
Podfile Added FMDB to the Database Unit Tests Correct the list of supported services in README
Release Instructions.txt Change code signing (OSX 10.9.5 and + conformity)
notes.html Update version number as of 3.0.4


Build Status Stories in Ready

Vienna is an RSS/Atom reader for Mac OS X.

Vienna can connect directly to the websites you want to track. Additionally or alternatively, you can also sync with a server supporting the Open Reader API (an adaptation of the now deceased Google Reader API). Vienna has been successfully tested with,, and


Admins upload release and test versions at Sourceforge.
Alternatively, you can download releases from the GitHub Releases page


Vienna is also available as a Cask for Homebrew Cask.

brew cask install vienna

Getting support

If the in-application help files and the FAQs don’t answer your questions, head over to our Support forum which is hosted by Cocoaforge.

Reporting an issue

If after reading the forum and asking your questions there, you are convinced that there is a problem in Vienna's code or an important feature is missing, you may open an issue on Github.

Be concise, but as precise as possible to allow other people reproducing the issue. To keep things short, you can provide a link to a relevant thread or message on the Cocoaforge forum.


Want to contribute? Great! There are many ways you can, even if you aren't a developer.

Localizing and translating

We need help keeping Vienna translations up to date into different languages. Apart from English, here are the languages for which a localization effort has started :

  • German
  • French
  • Swedish
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Danish
  • Czech
  • Euskara (Basque)
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Have a look at current localizations in their respective .lproj folders. While translating, the LangSwitch freeware might be handy for checking contexts.

Writing custom styles

Vienna supports a variety of different display styles for articles. These styles are provided on the Styles sub-menu off the View menu. A style is a combination of an HTML template that is used to control the placement of various parts of the article and a CSS stylesheet that controls the appearance of the article.

You can write styles by referring to this document. Have a look at existing styles in the Styles folder.

Writing plugins

Vienna supports plugins which are installed in menus and/or on the toolbar and can run defined actions. These plugins are XML-based and can be created by editing a simple .plist-file without any knowledge of Cocoa programming, in as little as 15 minutes.

You can write plugins by referring to this document. Have a look at existing plugins in the Plugins folder.

Writing code

Vienna uses cocoapods for managing dependancies. When building, make sure to always open the Xcode workspace Viennna.xcworkspace instead of a project file.

You should have a basic knowledge of Git and read these advices on workflow.

Please let us know what you are working on by posting an issue on Vienna's github and assigning it to yourself.


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