23 December 2011

New Features in 1.8

When you upgrade to 1.8 you might be searching for new features and be a bit disappointed. The thing is that we put our development focus into performance improvements and removing bottlenecks. Still there are some hidden small functional improvements (I'll leave out the performance measures) that I want to outline in the following...

  1. Google Reader Labels: Liferea now supports folders (so called labels) in your Google Reader subscription. Please be aware that in Google Reader a subscription can be in multiple labels, but Liferea organising feeds in a tree can only use one (the first) label. Effectively you have a one-level folder tree only.
  2. TinyTinyRSS 1.5+ Support: Starting with 1.8 you can now subscribe to another great online aggregator. The huge advantage of TinyTinyRSS is that you can host it yourself and do not need to entrust your feeds to a 3rd party online service provider.
  3. Sorting Subscriptions: In the folder context menu you now find a new option to sort all child subscriptions alphabetically.
  4. New Inline Browser Link+Image Actions: You can now run "Copy Link" or "Save Link" in the inline browser for both images and hyperlinks.
  5. Indicator Applet Support: All Ubuntu users can now compile Liferea with support for the indicator applet.
  6. Reorder Browser Tabs: You can now Drag and Drop open browser tabs.

That's it. As I said not much on the feature side, but we did a lot of work on performance. Maybe this is even more important. I'm also aware that the performance improvements did not satisfy our power users with >100k headlines in cache, but there'll be a followup post on the performance measures soon.


Anonymous said...

Is there a PPA where you can get 1.8 without needing to compile? Thanks!

And by the way, not "all Ubuntu users" are on Unity. I have gotten tired of it, switched to Gnome Shell and really like it.

Lars Lindner said...

Have a look at the PPA mentioned here: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/12/liferea-1-8-0-updates-with-better-performance-minor-new-features/

Anonymous said...

ttrss sync is broken.

- read/unread status won't sync ;
- it keeps syncing in a loop, never waiting the X hours set in the preferences.

1.8 is UNSTABLE.

Miguel Coelho said...

Hi, I install Liferea 1.8.0 on Linux Caixa Mágica 17 LXDE and I have a little problem. I saw in a post abouve that is possible that to Liferea delete repeted feeds. How can I do this? I don't see in Preferences nothing to do this. Thanks