Liferea is an open source feed reader and news aggregator with an embedded graphical browser (supports playing video, audio). It’s a Linux native app comes with below distinguishing Features:
- Read articles when offline.
- Synchronizes with InoReader, Reedah (since 1.11), TheOldReader, TinyTinyRSS.
- Permanently save headlines in news bins.
- Match items using search folders.
- Play Podcasts in Liferea
According to the release note, the latest 1.11.0 also added tray icon plugin (removed build in tray icon support), category/folder support for TheOldReader, folder auto-removal for TinyTinyRSS & TheOldReader. And support for libindicate and libnotify has been removed (to be added as plugin maybe).
The new release has fixed below bugs:
- Mistakenly claims “TinyTinyRSS source is not self-updating”
- Crash on font resize at startup.
- Honor preferences when opening links
- Selecting last unread item in reduced feed list jumps to next feed
- Fixed missing “Via” metadata type
- Fixed incorrect new count reset handling in item_state.c and some of the node source implementations.
- missing installation of liferea.convert file
- liferea-add-feed doesn’t process feed:https//
- startup race with LifereaHtmlView
- Parsing errors not visible with dark themes
- Do not use bold text for feeds/folders with unread items in the leftmost treeview
- Liferea does not update feeds with TinyTinyRSS
- subscription prop/source: not all fields and buttons visible
- RTL comments appear incorrectly
- Images do not autosize to fit the available space
- Add TinyTinyRSS Enclosure Support
- “Any of the following” search condition doesn’t work
- Some dialogs scrolling areas do not request enough height
- Doesn’t automatically update feed name and favicon for new feed
- Update to new libxml2 buffer API
- Avoid copying list in itemset_merge_items
- Make Liferea use ETags and send If-None-Match
- Support NOCONFIGURE for RPM builds
issue #48: Need to start Liferea twice simultaneously before it shows the window.
Install Liferea 1.11.0 in Ubuntu:
As an unstable release line it might have bugs. I’ve uploaded it into a new PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04.
To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal and run:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/liferea-unstable
If you want the latest stable release (1.10.10 so far), remove the previous PPA by running above command with parameter
-r and then add the below one:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
After added an appropriate PPA, install or upgrade Liferea via Synaptic or Software Updater after checking for updates. Or just run below commands one by one:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install liferea
(Optional) To purge the PPA as well as downgrade Liferea, run:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/liferea-unstable