feedreader is a light-weight RSS reader that sits in the user's system tray.
Dependencies & Building
To compile feedreader, run the following in the base directory:
Copyright & License
feedreader is Copyright © 2011-2012 Justin Jacobs. This software is released under the GNU GPL v3. Later versions are permitted.
The included feedreader.png icon was released by Steven Garrity under CC BY-SA.
Feeds are added via a file called
rssfeeds in located in the user's
This file will not be created automatically, so it is up to the user to do so.
The config file follows a
key=value format. Comments are lines beginning with
#. It uses the following keys:
|browser||An executable to launch when clicking on an article.|
|update_interval||The amount of time (in seconds) between automatic refreshes.|
|max_articles||The maxiumum number of articles to show per feed.|
|feed||Two values, separated by a comma. The first value is the title to be displayed for this feed. The second is the URL of a valid RSS feed. This key can be used multiple times to add more feeds.|
# settings browser=firefox update_interval=600 max_articles=15 # feeds feed=Example Feed,http://www.example.com/feed.rss feed=Example Feed 2,http://www.example.com/feed2.rss