Looking for an app to popup notifications every time a new feed item is added. Clicking the notification should open in the default browser.
Can't seem to find anything, seems like there has to be one out there.
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There is! RSSnotifier is written in Java and I used it on my XP box for a while. Notifications will open in the current browser when clicked.
Try newsbeuter. It's a very flexible and lightweight console application that can easily handle desktop notifications. Just add these lines in
notify-program notify-send notify-always yes
Additionally, you can control the format of the string in the notification but unfortunately clicking the notification won't open links in the default browser. See newsbeuter documentation and this article for more info on newsbeuter and notify-send.
Since you are running Ubuntu 8.10 you will get an old version of newsbeuter via apt-get. To install the latest 2.0, follow these steps:
extract the tar.gz archive:
tar xvzf newsbeuter-2.0.tar.gz
install needed dependencies:
sudo apt-get install libstfl-dev libsqlite3-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libxml2-dev gettext
Compile and install newsbeuter:
make && sudo make install
Import your feed list using:
newsbeuter -i feedlist.opml
RSS reader for the notification areaYet Another RSS Reader is an RSS aggregator and reader that displays its results in the GNOME or KDE system tray (notification area). To view the contents of the feed just click the menu-item and it will launch in your favorite browser.