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A Linux blog to share any hints, tips, ebuilds, and insight I have picked up along the way. My interests mainly lie in security, photography, the web, and multimedia.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Evolution-RSS

For years I have been using Liferea for RSS feeds and Evolution for email. After years of searching for information in mailing lists using Evolution then switching to Liferea for RSS I got tired of it and started looking for a RSS plugin for Evolution when I found Evolution-RSS. That was a few months ago when the stable version was 0.0.8. Since then a newer version has been released but not updated in the sunrise overlay. I took the 0.0.8 ebuild and Auke Booij's advice on Gentoo Bugzilla and created this ebuild:

/usr/local/portage/gnome-extra/evolution-rss/evolution-rss-0.1.0.ebuild

The newest Evolution-RSS has the ability to display feeds using either Gecko or Webkit (if installed). You can also use Evolution's excellent search function on your RSS feeds. It makes finding information so much easier. The downsides are that it is still incomplete and I have come across a few crasher bugs (adding a feed within evolution crashes evo for me). Also there is no dbus integration so downloading feeds directly through Epiphany is a no go. You need to manually add feeds using evolution-import-rss.

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A Linux blog to share any hints, tips, ebuilds, and insight I have picked up along the way. My interests mainly lie in security, photography, the web, and multimedia.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Evolution-RSS

For years I have been using Liferea for RSS feeds and Evolution for email. After years of searching for information in mailing lists using Evolution then switching to Liferea for RSS I got tired of it and started looking for a RSS plugin for Evolution when I found Evolution-RSS. That was a few months ago when the stable version was 0.0.8. Since then a newer version has been released but not updated in the sunrise overlay. I took the 0.0.8 ebuild and Auke Booij's advice on Gentoo Bugzilla and created this ebuild:

/usr/local/portage/gnome-extra/evolution-rss/evolution-rss-0.1.0.ebuild

The newest Evolution-RSS has the ability to display feeds using either Gecko or Webkit (if installed). You can also use Evolution's excellent search function on your RSS feeds. It makes finding information so much easier. The downsides are that it is still incomplete and I have come across a few crasher bugs (adding a feed within evolution crashes evo for me). Also there is no dbus integration so downloading feeds directly through Epiphany is a no go. You need to manually add feeds using evolution-import-rss.

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