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Liferea awesomeness

May 1st, 2006

I don’t care if that’s a word or not, it feels right to use it at the moment. I’ve discovered a couple of things in the last few weeks that should be shared.

Interesting item the first. Liferea has builtin support for scripts. While I probably knew that at one point, it didn’t really click in my head at the time. The main purpose for this was for filtering, but when you subscribe to sites like LinuxGames you start to see some use for this feature. For that example, I set Liferea to pull the html for the main page and feed it to a perl scripts, which generates an RSS feed. If you’ve ever subscribed to their feed, you would definitely appreciate the fact that this method actually puts information in each item, as well as catch some items that don’t make it to their RSS feed for some reason. Some scripts already exist at http://kiza.kcore.de/software/snownews/snowscripts/.

Second, Lars released (or at least is in the process or releasing) an extension for Firefox 1.5+ that allows a user to quickly add a feed to Liferea from Firefox. The extension modifies the feed button in the location bar, and that sends a dbus message to Liferea. Pretty neat, still haven’t played with it. Not even sure if i have dbus enabled at the moment, but there are plenty of people out there that would like this extension. It should be up on Mozilla servers soon, but until then, you can grab FeedBag here.

That’s all I got. If you haven’t tried it yet, grab Liferea. http://liferea.sf.net

  1. June 16th, 2010 at 08:26 | #1

    Don’t know what happened to the link to the snowscripts repository, but it’s fixed now.

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