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Release Digest: GNOME, August 17, 2004

Aug 18, 2004, 04:45 (0 Talkback[s])


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Liferea 0.5.3

Liferea 0.5.3

Liferea (Linux Feed Reader) is a fast, easy to use, and easy to install GNOME news aggregator for online news feeds. It supports a number of different feed formats including RSS/RDF, CDF, Atom, OCS, and OPML.


  • New File selectors are used when compiled with GTK+ 2.4 or later. (Nathan Conrad)
  • XML parsers now detect namespaces based on their URL. (Nathan Conrad)
  • UTF-16 formatted documents are now supported. Please complain if you have problems! This may also help other encodings that contain NULL bytes in their datastreams.
  • More favicons are now detected (HTML pages are now searched for links to the favicons). (Nathan Conrad)
  • Authenticated proxies are now supported via the GNOME proxy settings and http_proxy environment variable. (Nathan Conrad)
  • Help feeds are no longer downloaded at every startup.
  • Support for photo blog RSS modules. (Lars Lindner)
  • There is a new preference option in the "Headline Display" tab to change the key binding for skimming through the articles. It now defaults to Ctrl-Space instead of simply Space. This is to allow using forms with Mozilla. If you prefer Space please set it explicitly in the preferences. (Lars Lindner)
  • GConf schemas have been added to document the various gconf keys that Liferea uses and provide control of defaults by computer administrators. (Nathan Conrad)
  • Notification popups now show the favicon of the feeds for easier recognizing. (Lars Linder)
  • Session manager support. This makes the lock file removed when a user logs out without first cloning Liferea. (Lots of code from gaim, but integrated into Liferea by Nathan Conrad)


  • Fixed bug where some invalid feeds were causing their item lists to be erased when they were updated. (Nathan Conrad)
  • Fixed bug that may crash the program when the libxml2 error output displayed in the feed description contains invalid Unicode characters. This was reported by Yanko Kaneti. (Lars Lindner)
  • Fixed bug with incorrect HTML in the condensed mode. (Jack Lecou)
  • Fixed the missing scrolling reset when you display items with Mozilla (Lars Lindner)
  • Fixed a popup menu problems with gtkhtml2, which did not always show the correct menu reported by hakon_g. (Lars Lindner)



Lars Lindner