RSS Guard Feed Reader 3.3.7 Released [How-to-Install]

Last updated: January 26, 2017


RSS Guard, a simple, light RSS and ATOM feed reader, has reached the 3.3.7 release with new features and some fixes.

According to the release note, the open-source Qt feed reader RSS Guard 3.3.7 features:

  • support custom user skins
  • option to switch on/off DB transactions
  • require MySQL >= 5.5
  • MySQL database backend now requires at least version 5.5
  • Size of attachment image is now configurable
  • All textual contents now locally saved in explicit UTF-8 encoding.
  • updated localizations and some fixes.

How to Install RSS Guard 3.3.7 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10:

The GetDeb repository has built the new release for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and their derivatives.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands to add the PPA and install RSS Guard news reader:

1. Paste the command below in terminal and hit Enter to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

You may replace the code name xenial (Ubuntu 16.04) with yakkety for Ubuntu 16.10.

Then setup the key via command:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

2. After that, either search for and install rssguard via Synaptic Package Manager, or run the commands below in terminal:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install rssguard


To uninstall the software, either use Synaptic Package Manager or run the apt remove command with sudo privilege:

sudo apt remove rssguard && sudo apt autoremove

And you can remove the GetDeb repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.


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