Liferea Feed Reader 1.12.2 Released with Plugin Installer

Last updated: March 8, 2018

Liferea Feed Reader

A new bug-fix release for Liferea 1.12 was released earlier today. A plugin installer plugin was introduced that allows easy discovery and installation of 3rd party plugins.

Full changes in Liferea 1.12.2 include:

  • Adding a plugin installer plugin that allows discovering and automatically installing 3rd party plugins
  • Drop language from user agent to increase privacy
  • Add transmission-gtk and aria2 as download tool options
  • New command line option --disable-plugins (-p) to start with all plugins disabled.
  • Fix that Liferea not showing up in GNOME Software
  • Correctly print error message when failing to unlock GNOME keyring
  • Fix that CSS style for GTK link colors not used
  • Redirect location updates and adds HTTP 308 (RFC 7538) support
  • Fix unable to set unread items in bold
  • Fix broken OPML feed list entries
  • Add Norwegian feed list
  • Translation updates.

How to Install Liferea 1.12.2 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives, the new release is available in a third-party PPA repository.

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it asks and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Liferea via Software Updater utility:

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:

To remove the software, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove liferea

To remove the PPA repository, open “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.


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