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README.md

feedreader


feedreader is a light-weight RSS reader that sits in the user's system tray.

Dependencies & Building

  • GTK2
  • libxml2
  • cmake

Compiling

To compile feedreader, run the following in the base directory:

cmake
make

Installing

To install feedreader:

sudo make install

Running

Just run it as a background process

feedreader &

Usage

Feeds can be added in the Preferences dialog which is accessed via right-clicking on the tray icon.

The configuation file is automatically created and is located at $HOME/.config/feedreader/config.

The config file follows a key=value format. Comments are lines beginning with #. It uses the following keys:

Key Description
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.

Copyright & License

feedreader is Copyright © 2011-2016 Justin Jacobs. This software is released under the GNU GPL v3 license. Later versions are permitted.

The included feedreader.svg icon was released by Victor Castillejo (perfectska04) under the GNU GPL v2 license.

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