Liferea Feed Reader 1.12.5 Released with Important Fix

September 8, 2018

Liferea Feed Reader

A new bug-fix release for Liferea 1.12 series was released today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and derivatives.

This is a bugfix release. It includes an important bug fix that solves a possible endless loop on using “Next Unread” which several users experienced as endless high CPU usage. If you are affected by this: please upgrade!

This release also switches the keyring integration from GnomeKeyring to libsecret and introduces a flatpak JSON.

Changes in Liferea 1.12.5 according to the changelog:

  • Webkit browser now supplies ‘Liferea’ component in user agent
  • Added “Mark All As Read” button to headerbar plugin
  • Added flatpak JSON
  • Added item list column drag and drop reordering
  • Move from GnomeKeyring to libsecret
  • Correct instapaper sharing link
  • Update sharing links
  • Fix consistent over usage of CPU (trigger by “Next Unread” loop)
  • Dropping Inoreader support (API broke)

How to Install Liferea 1.12.5 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19, 18.x, the new release is available in the unofficial PPA repository.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type your password (no asterisks feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Liferea via Software Updater utility:

upgrade Liferea via Software Updater

or run commands one by one to install the Linux feed reader:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install liferea

Finally launch the news reader from your application launcher and enjoy! (Log out and log back if you don’t see the icon).

Uninstall Liferea:

As the PPA also contains many other software packages, you may remove it by launching Software & Updates and navigating to Other Software tab.

If you want to remove the Liferea news reader software, either use your system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove liferea

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