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Newsbeuter is an RSS feed reader designed to be used on text terminals on Unix and Unix-like systems. It was developed with texttools users in mind, and thus its interface is similar to tools like mutt and slrn.

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Recent releases

  •  01 Feb 2011 23:01

    Release Notes: Support for query feeds in combination with Google Reader was added. It is now possible to configure proxy authentication methods. A quiet startup mode was added. Overall memory usage was reduced by loading data from the cache only on demand. Bloglines support was removed. XDG Base Directory support was added. An authentication bug related to Google Reader was fixed. Support for HTTP cookies was added. Many small issues were fixed.

    •  24 Jun 2010 19:33

      Release Notes: A number of miscellaneous bugs has been fixed, most notably the Google Reader authentication issue that came up when Google Reader changed its authentication scheme.

      •  14 Mar 2010 12:13

        Release Notes: Support for Google Reader was added. A great number of bugs were fixed. The killfile functionality was improved. Article highlighting in the article list based on article content was added. A "hard quit" keybinding was added. An HTML table renderer was added.

        •  08 Dec 2009 22:19

          Release Notes: Support for 256 color terminals has been added. The first article is now selected upon entering the article list. The selection is moved to the next feed when a feed is marked as read in the feed list. HTML rendering has been improved. Support for SOCKS proxies has been added. A new notification type, "notify-beep", has been added. Various bugs have been fixed.

          •  21 Apr 2009 15:21

            Release Notes: The existing RSS/Atom parser has been replaced with a new, more flexible one that builds upon libxml2. Support for advanced HTTP/1.1 conditional downloading features has been added. Dialog management has been improved. A lot of bugs have been fixed. Command-line completion for the internal command-line has been implemented. HTML rendering has been improved. A number of minor crash bugs have been fixed. The ability to pipe articles to an external command has been added. Highlighting of search phrases within search results has been added.


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