Install The Latest Liferea RSS Feed Reader in Ubuntu 14.10

August 25, 2014

Liferea RSS Feed Reader

Liferea, a free RSS feed reader and news aggregator, gets a new release. PPA has been updated with the latest packages, available for Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04.

Liferea, stands for Linux Feed Reader, is a native app for Linux desktop. Its GUI is similar to a desktop mail/newsclient, with an embedded graphical browser. It’s able to play audio & video feeds with plugins.

Liferea Feed Reader

The latest version 1.10.11 was released a few hours ago with bug fixes and translation updates:

  • Fixed: Doesn’t automatically update feed name and favicon for new feed (reported by asl97)
  • Fixed: Missing dist files for documentation (patch by Mikel Olasagasti)
  • Fixed Javascript links not opening in new browser tabs
  • Updated French translation (Guillaume Bernard)
  • Updated Hebrew translation (Genghis Khan)

How to Install Liferea in Ubuntu:

Liferea is available in Ubuntu Software Center by default, but it’s always old. I have create a Ubuntu PPA and keep uploading the latest packages for all current support Ubuntu releases.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, paste the commands below and run one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install liferea

The above will add the PPA repository and install the latest liferea packages in your system.

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Once installed, open the feed reader from Unity dash or application menu and enjoy!

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

One response to Install The Latest Liferea RSS Feed Reader in Ubuntu 14.10

  1. Just a warning, this disabled notifications and badges on the unity bar.