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recommend an RSS reader

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tbuitenh's picture
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I figure I could save some time by not visiting sites that haven't updated, so I'm looking for a RSS reader. A long time ago I tried out a few (I think every rss reader in the archlinux repositories), but none were any good.

Here's what I'm looking for:
- lightweight
- not a firefox extension (very happily using kazehakase now)
- feeds can be put in categories, and it's possible to view all feeds in a category in a single screen. I mean what use are categories if you still have to click each feed to see what's new?
- no crashing

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There are two known RSS

There are two known RSS readers, one for KDE; Akregator and one for GNOME (and other GTK based environments); Liferea.

I would recommend trying both as both seem to have what you need and are quite stable and mature.

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I've used both and like

I've used both and like them both. But, because I'm a Gnome guy, I use Liferea regularly.

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So far I've just used

So far I've just used Akkregator. I use it within Kontact since I also use KMail and other parts of contact regularly.
Akkregator is nice and easy to configure (well, I guess all of these RSS-readers are, since they're not really big programms anyway) and it really integrates nicely into Kontact but can be as easily run without it.

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planet planet ?

planet planet ?

tbuitenh's picture
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I can't find a archlinux

I can't find a archlinux package for akregator, but that's okay since I prefer gtk applications anyway.

I found liferea does indeed have that feature I want, only it has to be enabled:
program - preferences - folders - show the items of all child feeds when a folder is selected.

Thank you

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I'm not too knowledgeable

I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to RSS readers since I just let Firefox take care of it for me...I suggest using Firefox...it includes an RSS reader...and also includes other features...try it out.

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try out firefox? :D
cesc wrote:

I suggest using Firefox...it includes an RSS reader...and also includes other features...try it out.

Dude. This is a forum for questions about Linux, among other things. Guess one time which browser is the most used by Linux users? Thanks for a laugh Eye .

Firefox' built-in RSS features (live bookmarks) s***, and although that can be fixed by installing an extension, I don't want to use firefox. I use kazehakase for my normal browsing, because I think it's better than firefox. Having a second browser (firefox) open just for RSS reading is a waste of memory, and a specialized RSS reader would work much better anyway.

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