Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Liferea (Linux Feed Reader) is a simple and lightweight news aggrecator with a GTK interface. Among other features, it can be synchronized with TinyTinyRSS or TheOldReader and has full support for Google Reader which reached EOL at the beginning of the month, it supports tabs and is capable of downloading feeds for online reading.
The latest version available is Liferea 1.10.14, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes and fixes:
- Fixes: Broken default news feed.
- Fixes: Subscribe into TheOldReader categories
- Fixes: Crashes at launch, “segmentation fault”
- Fixes some memory leaks
- Fixes: Incorrect method triggered for ‘Launch External’
- Fixes: Window stays hidden on next start after Ctrl+Expose LifereaHtmlView to GObject Introspection
- Improves Google Reader API error handling
- Now using HTTPS only when accessing TheOldReader
- Added LifereaNodeSourceActivatable interface to allow plugins implementing new node source types.
- Downgrade enclosure drop warning from Glib warning to debug trace.
In this article I will show you how to install Liferea 1.10.14 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPAs, installing Liferea 1.10.14 is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the liferea package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install liferea
Optional, to remove liferea, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove liferea