KNewsTicker

KNewsTicker
Web site: userbase.kde.org/KNewsTicker
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?
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KNewsTicker – a kicker applet for KDE3 and TDE (Trinity) desktops. The application can displays news on a desktop or on a panel as well.

It can scroll news from your favorite news sites, such as lwn.net, /. and freshmeat.net. To achieve this, KNewsTicker requires the news sites to provide a RSS feed to newsitems. KNewsTicker already comes with a selection of good news sources which provide such files.

Snownews

Snownews

Web site: github.com/kouya/snownews
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Cygwin, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: ?
First release: 2004 ?
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Snownews – a command-line RSS feed reader. It is designed to be simple and lightweight, and integrates well with other command-line tools, for both generating and filtering the feeds it reads. Snownews runs on almost anything Unix (and will even build with Cygwin).

Features:
– Runs on Linux, BSD, OS X (Darwin), Solaris and probably many more Unices. Yes, even works under Cygwin
– Fast and very resource friendly
– Builtin HTTP client will follow server redirects and update feed URLs that point to permanent redirects (301) automatically
– Understands “Not-Modified” (304) server replies and handles gzip compression
– Uses local cache for minimal network traffic
– Supports HTTP proxy
– Supports HTTP authentication (basic and digest methods)
– Supports cookies
– A help menu available throughout the program
– Few dependencies on external libraries; ncurses and libxml2
– Import feature for OPML subscription lists
– Fully customizable key bindings of all program functions
– Type Ahead Find for quick and easy navigation
– Color support
– Extensible via plugins
– Feed categories and many other useful features

Main program code and maintainer is Oliver Feiler.
The latest version of Snownews 1.5.12 was released in 2009.

Newsbeuter

Newsbeuter

Web site: newsbeuter.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like
License: MIT/X Consortium License
Interface: cli
Programing language: ?
First release: January 16, 2007
Rating:  star  star

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Newsbeuter – an open-source RSS/Atom feed reader for text terminals. It runs on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems. Newsbeuter’s great configurability and vast number of features make it a perfect choice for people that need a slick and fast feed reader that can be completely controlled via keyboard.

Some of the application features:
– Subscribe to RSS 0.9x, 1.0, 2.0 and Atom feeds
– Download podcasts
– Freely configure your keyboard shortcuts
– Search through all downloaded articles
– Categorize and query your subscriptions with a flexible tag system
– Integrate any data source through a flexible filter and plugin system
– Automatically remove unwanted articles through a “killfile”
– Define “meta feeds” using a powerful query language
– Synchronize newsbeuter with your bloglines.com account
– Import and exporting your subscriptions with the widely used OPML format
– Freely define newsbeuter’s look’n’feel through free color configurability and format strings
– Keep all your feeds in sync with Google Reader

The project founder is Andreas Krennmair.
The latest version of Newsbeuter 2.9 was released in 2015.

Straw

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Web site: wiki.gnome.org/Attic/Straw
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: ?
Programing language: Python
First release: December 7, 2003
Rating:  star  star

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Straw – feed reader aimed for users using the GNOME desktop. You subscribe to news, blogs, and podcast feeds and read the feeds in the comfort of your desktop, with or without online access.

The goal of Straw is to be an easy-to-use feed reader and one that is integrated with the rest of your desktop. It should support the capabilities provided by the desktop as well as not being hard to users when it comes to usability and in terms of providing functionality.

Feature highlights:
– RSS and ATOM support
– Support for enclosures
– Export and import of feed list from OPML
– Offline reading of blog and news (and other) feed content
– Support for grouping of feeds (categories)

The latest version of Straw 0.27 was released in 2007.

Blam

Blam

Web site: blam.relatitude.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: January 12, 2004
Rating:  star  star  star

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Blam – a RSS aggregator written in C using Mono, GTK and a and full of simplified RSS and Atom libraries.

Blam is an RSS reader for the GNOME desktop that helps you keep track of the growing number of news feeds distributed as RSS. You can subscribe to any number of feeds, print the entries you like, and have the feeds updated at regular intervals.

Features:
– User friendly and a simple UI.
– Supports RSS and Atom feeds.
– Add/Remove or Edit current channels.
– Create feed Groups.
– Change update intervals manually.
– Built in themes.
– Mark as read or “unread” later.
– Export/Import the feed URLs.
– Refresh the list manually.
– Send to print.

The project developer is Janet Casey.

The latest version of Blam 1.8.12 was released in 2013.

Citadel

Citadel

Web site: www.citadel.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Address Books, Calendars, E-mail, Forums, Instant Messengers, RSS, Wiki
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Web UI, CLI
Programing language: C
First release: < 1988
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Citadel – an open source collaboration messaging and groupware suit which is designed to run on open source operating systems such as Linux or BSD. Citadel is a highly integrated Groupware Platform with a AJAX-powered “Web 2.0” interface, but also providing SMTP, IMAP, POP3 and GroupDAV access to its content.

Citadel offers versatile email services with very low administration needed. It provides its own implementations of these server protocols: IMAP, POP3, SMTP, ManageSieve, XMPP, Citadel.

Citadel provides features such as:
– Email, calendaring, address books, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and more … all in one tightly integrated server package. Unlike other open source groupware systems, all of Citadel’s data stores are built-in. All that tedious mucking about with dependencies and config files is a thing of the past.
– High-performance, multiprotocol, multithreaded server engine
– Wiki and blog engines built in. Citadel is a collaboration server and a content management system!
– Web browser, telnet/SSH, local client software accessible
– Standards-compliant e-mail built in: IMAP, POP3, ESMTP
– Group calendaring and scheduling (WebDAV, GroupDAV, and Kolab-1 compatible)
– Built-in listserv (mailing list server)
– Built-in RSS Feed Aggregation
– Integrated server-side mail sorting and filtering. Users can choose between an easy-to-use web based rules editor, or the power of writing complex scripts using the industry standard Sieve language.
– Support for push e-mail and mobile devices
– Database-driven, single-instance message store
– Built-in full text index for fast searching
– Authenticated SMTP for remote email submission
– Multiple domain support
– Built-in integration with perimiter email filtering technologies such as Realtime Blackhole Lists (RBL’s), SpamAssassin, and ClamAV antivirus
– Server-to-server replication. Users in any number of domains can be spread out across any number of Citadel servers, allowing you to put data where you need it, and enabling infinite horizontal scalability.
– Web-based access to email, calendars, and everything else through a powerful AJAX-style front end
– Very strong support for “public folders” and message forums.
– Built-in instant messenger service
– SSL/TLS encryption for all protocols

The Citadel system is extremely versatile. It provides numerous front ends to present to users, such as a text-based interface, an AJAX-style web interface, and many popular PIM clients using SMTP/POP/IMAP.

Yarssr

Yarssr

Web site: yarssr.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Perl
First release: March 3, 2004
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Yarssr (Yet Another RSS Reader) – an RSS aggregator and reader that displays its results in the GNOME notification area. To view the contents of the feed just click the menu-item and it will launch in your favorite browser. It is written in Perl and uses gtk2-perl for it’s interface.

The latest version was released in 2005.

TICKR

TICKR

Web site: www.open-tickr.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, GTK+
First release: 2009 ?
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TICKR – a free and ppen source, GTK based RSS reader application which displays RSS feeds in a TICKER bar on your desktop. With a single click, you get the latest headlines scrolling in a thin window on your desktop, as what can be seen on News TV channels.

TICKR displays feeds as a smooth scrolling line, as known from TV stations. What makes TICKR different from most other similar applications is that graphics are highly customizable and scrolling is fast and smooth.

The appliacation include settings to customize it, such as:
– Scrolling speed, update delay, fonts, font sizes and colors, dimensions and location of TICKR on the screen, displaying text inside a “draggable” window or without one, displaying or not a clock, and much more.
– You can bookmark your favorite RSS feeds, link TICKR with your favourite browser so that you can open links and watch web pages you’re interested in with just one click. You can play, pause, reload the current feed, and change the scrolling speed on the fly.
– TICKR can also be used with any text files instead of remote XML resources. And it can be used in scripts as all parameters can be set from command line.

The project developer is Emmanuel Thomas-Maurin.

Rawdog

Rawdog

Web site: offog.org/code/rawdog/
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Python
First release: ?
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Rawdog – a RSS reader with my configs and styles using html5 to mark feeds as read with collapsable items. It uses feedparser to download feeds in RSS, Atom and a variety of other formats, and (by default) produces static HTML pages containing the newest articles in date order.

Rawdog is designed to be invoked periodically by cron (or a similar task-scheduling mechanism). It stores data in flat files, so no database is required. It can use threads to download multiple feeds in parallel, and uses ETags, Last-Modified, and gzip compression to minimise network bandwidth usage.

Written in Python, rawdog is highly customisable and extendable. Its output is generated using templates, so it’s easy to integrate the output of rawdog into your own web pages. You can extend rawdog’s functionality using plugin modules written in Python — for example, you can provide output in different formats, or filter or modify incoming data from feeds.

Canto

Canto

Web site: codezen.org/canto-ng/
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Python
First release: ?
Rating:  star

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Canto – an Atom/RSS feed reader for the console that is meant to be quick, concise, and colorful. It’s meant to provide a minimal, yet information packed interface. No navigating menus. No dense blocks of unreadable white text. An interface with almost infinite customization and extensibility using the excellent Python programming language.

The main features of Canto are:
– Atom/RSS/RDF compliant
– Fully supports Unicode
– Supports OPML
– Integrated with both graphical and text browsers
– Built in reader with full HTML parser and providing access to all links and enclosures (video/audio) in an item
– Uses feedparser to parse virtually any feed format on Earth
– Easily use custom filters to discard uninteresting items
– Ability to sort feeds with custom sorts
– Tags allow you to group items and feeds together
– Extremely flexible and powerful theming, including the ability to add extra content (like authors, dates, upvotes, comments, etc)

Everything used to configure Canto is actually part of the Python interpreter. It has all of the power of Python anywhere. Hooks are provided to allow you to perform actions on particular events (start, stop, update, resize, select, unselect, new), filters allow you to filter items out on arbitrary terms (globally or on a feed basis), and intelligent keybinds allow you to script your way to pretty much anything you want.

Examples:
– Use a keybind to write the item to a file, or mail it to a friend.
– Use a filter to only browse through items you haven’t read yet.
– Simply add content like an item’s tags or author to the reader.
– Sort feeds by date, alphabetically, by length, or by any other arbitrary criteria.
– Keybind your favorite search terms to cycle through them.
– Detect that your terminal is xterm or a tty and set the browser appropriately
– Arbitrary things, like change the theme based on the time of day

The point being that, with all of Python behind it, you can manipulate Canto in new and inventive ways without any help from me. My limited vision doesn’t encumber how you use the software.

The project developer is Jack Miller.