How To Install OCNews On Jolla’s Sailfish OS

Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. As you may know, OCNews is an ownCloud news application, that syncs the user’s ownCloud server, enabling him to see the local available feed items offline. With a graphical user interface similar to Nokia N9’s Feed Reader, it enables the users to manage feeds and folders on the ownCloud server.

The latest version available is OCNews 1.4.1.1 which has been recently released. In this article I will show you how to install OCNews 1.4.1.1 on Jolla’s Sailfish OS.

How To Install OCNews On Jolla's Sailfish OS

How To Install OCNews On Jolla's Sailfish OS

There are two installation methods, one from the GUI and one from the command line interface. I like the terminal method better, because I find it easier to update the apps, this was. And because I am a CLI Linux maniac. : )

Installation method 1: From the GUI.

Since OCNews App is available via OpenRepos.net, you can easily download the app and install it directly from the file manager.

Download OCNews

Installation method 2: In the geek way, via zypper.

Since Sailfish OS is pure openSUSE, you have to switch to developer mode, install zypper, add the repository and key, update the system and install OCNews app. Like this:

# pkcon install zypper
# zypper ar -f http://sailfish.openrepos.net/buschtrommel/personal-main.repo
# rpm --import http://sailfish.openrepos.net/openrepos.key
# zypper refresh
# zypper install harbour-ocnews-reader

To uninstall OCNews, you have to install zypper (if you haven’t installed it already) and uninstall the app via zypper :

# pkcon install zypper
# zypper remove harbour-ocnews-reader

For those who don’t know yet, Jolla is a project developed by former Nokia employees. The first Jolla smartphone is running on Sailfish OS, a modified Megoo Linux system, which is Android compatible, uses Wayland as the default display server , uses Nokia N9′s Maliit touchscreen keyboard and comes with interchangeable covers, allowing the users to easily switch them, in order to change the color/model of the phone and comes with impressive hardware specifications.

While apps with native Sailfish OS support can be installed via the Jolla Store and OpenRepos.net, Android apps can be installed via the same Jolla Store, or via F-Droid, Yandex Store, Amazon App Store, Aptoide and 1Mobile Android Market.

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