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looking for an RSS/Atom reader

2007-08-20 13:52:18.668853+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

So far I'm liking Claws Mail, but the RSSyl plugin for reading RSS and Atom feeds has a few glitches. It doesn't seem to let me stick user names and passwords in, so things like LiveJournal feeds don't show me "friends only" posts, and it seems to get really confused over what I have and haven't read already on feeds from MediaWiki sites. So, RSS/Atom reader suggestions?

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-21 00:05:42.091969+00 by: John Anderson

Well, I've got this web-based one written in Catalyst (Perl MVC framework) that I've been using for awhile. Aside from not actually presently supporting the one requirement you list (but it would be pretty trivial to add that...), it's okay.

Actually, it needs quite a bit of work, but my hacking on it stalled out right about at the point where it worked well enough for my day-to-day needs...

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-21 01:09:46.532027+00 by: Dan Lyke

If you wanna share I'll try installing it. I was thinking about AmphetaDesk, but... I also looked a bit at the code in the RSSyl plugin for Claws and think I could hack in authentication fairly quickly, but don't know what to do about it getting confused about what messages I've already seen.

So, yeah, I'll hack in a quick username and password combo, and if you'd like to stuff it in a version control repository somewhere I can provide a server or two. I think I'm looking towards darcs, but I'm open to suggestions.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-21 01:22:15.912357+00 by: John Anderson

actually, i've got a server (need to post about that, slicehost is cool) and it's already in a local SVN repository so it's just a matter of finding the cycles to svndumpfilter it out and reload it... let me see if i can tame the work monster enough to deal with that tonight.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-21 01:32:22.303881+00 by: John Anderson

Whoops, I already set up a distinct repository on genehack.org. Boy, it's been a while since I touched this! At some point I'm planning on getting off DreamHost but if we're still playing with this at that point we'll deal I imagine.

Public read-only access (and anybody is welcome to play if they don't mind the ugly) available via svn co http://svn.genehack.org/amylase/trunk.

Dan, I set you up with a commit bit; I'll drop you a line.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-23 23:33:39.024929+00 by: John Anderson

Dan, just checking to make sure you got the email; haven't seen anything back from you (which is okay, just want to make sure I didn't shout down a well by mistake).

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-23 23:36:30.059636+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep. I'm in the process of trying to get module dependencies all sorted out. Truly, you are the master of code reuse.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-24 09:10:20.188705+00 by: John Anderson

Hee. A lot of that is the Catalyst framework, actually; it can be a bit of a bear to bootstrap.