Install QuiteRSS News Reader via PPA in Ubuntu Linux Mint

January 3, 2014 — Leave a comment

QuiteRSS News Reader

QuiteRSS is an open-source RSS/Atom news feeds reader available for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2. It’s written in Qt/С++, aims to be quite fast and comfortable.

QuiteRSS has below features:

  • Feed and news filters: new, unread, starred, deleted (for news until restart application)
  • User filters
  • Proxy configuration: automatic or manual
  • Feed import wizard: Search feed URL if site URL was entered
  • Embedded browser (Webkit core)
  • Mark news starred
  • Automatic update feeds: on startup, by timer
  • Automatic cleanup on close using criterias
  • Enable/Disable images in news preview
  • Ability to quickly hide feed tree (for comfortable viewing)
  • Open feed or news in own tab
  • Quick news filter and quick search in browser
  • Sound / Popup notification on new news
  • Show new or unread news counter on tray icon
  • Minimize on system tray: on start, on close, on minimize
  • Import/Export feeds (OPML-files)
  • Portable (Windows)
  • Free working set (Windows)
  • Shortcuts
  • Open-source

QuiteRSS Ubuntu

So far, this latest release is QuiteRSS 0.14.2 (30 Dec 2013), which contains below changes:

  • Added: Option “Options->Browser->Load images”
  • Added: Feed option “Disable update”
  • Added: Shortcuts for main browser actions
  • Added: Setting for text and background colors of focused feed
  • Added: Language: Finnish
  • Changed: Load feed’s favicon from main webpage
  • Changed: Process “dc:date” while parsing feed
  • Changed: Mouse gestures. Jump to news description if there is no previous page on back-action
  • Changed: Address bar appearance
  • Changed: Send whole new’s text when share news by e-mail
  • Fixed: Adding feeds that contains “amp;”
  • Fixed: Parsing of some feeds
  • Fixed: Action “Next unread news”
  • Fixed: Recounting and displaying counters in categories tree
  • Fixed: Manual run of filter when option “Store DB in memory” is disabled
  • Fixed: Displaying focused feed, while switching tabs with enabled filter
  • Fixed: Taking account of filter text when switching news filter

Install QuiteRSS:

For Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and their derivatives, we can easily install QuiteRSS from PPA.

To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:quiterss/quiterss

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install quiterss

For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS, you can search & install this app in Ubuntu Software Center.

For Windows, FreeBSD, other Linux and source code, go to QuiteRSS Download page

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