Newsboat is a fork of Newsbeuter, an RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console. The only difference is that Newsboat is actively maintained while Newsbeuter isn't.
You can download the latest version of Newsboat from the official site: https://newsboat.org/
Alternatively, you can check out the latest version from the Git repository:
git clone git://github.com/newsboat/newsboat.git
Newsboat depends on a number of libraries, which need to be installed before newsboat can be compiled.
- GCC 4.9 or newer, or Clang 3.6 or newer
- STFL (version 0.21 or newer)
- SQLite3 (version 3.5 or newer)
- libcurl (version 7.18.0 or newer)
- GNU gettext (on systems that don't provide gettext in the libc): ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gettext/
- libxml2, xmllint, and xsltproc
- json-c (version 0.11 or newer)
- DocBook XML
- DocBook XSL
First, you'll have to get the dependencies. Make sure to install the header
files for the libraries (on Debian and derivatives, headers are in
libsqlite3-dev.) After that, compiling and installing newsboat
is as simple as:
make make install
(And if you ever need to uninstall it, use
- Check out our documentation and FAQ
- Bugs and whatnot should be reported to the issue tracker
- Drop us a line at newsboat mailing list
- Chat with developers and fellow users on #newsboat at Freenode (webchat available!)
Decided to work on an issue, fix a bug or add a feature? Great! Be sure to check out our style guide and install pre-commit hook.
You'll probably want to run the tests; here's how:
make -j5 PROFILE=1 all test (cd test && TMPDIR=/dev/shm ./test --order rand)
Note the use of ramdisk as
TMPDIR: some tests create temporary files, which
slows them down if
TMPDIR is on HDD or even SSD.
Newsboat is licensed under the MIT license; see the LICENSE file.