KDEPIM 4.6 prob^Wimpressions

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Wed Jul 20 14:31:26 BST 2011

Anne Wilson posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:16:08 +0100 as excerpted:

> On Wednesday, July 20, 2011 03:05:29 AM Duncan wrote:
>> > I thought there were some extensions to make [firefox feeds] work
>> > better. But then Firefox is the wrong application maybe,
>> I hadn't thought of that.  If I give up on akonadi, I'll have to take a
>> look.
> Have you tried liferea?  I used it when akregator was giving me
> problems, and it's quite good.

I haven't.  I used knewsticker as long as it lasted, then switched to 

But there was an LWN "Grumpy Editor" feature some time back about feed-
readers, and I had it in mind to start there, if I decided to look 
around.  IIRC liferea was one of those featured in either the article or 
mentioned in the comments, as I've certainly seen the name somewhere, so 
it's on my list to try, should the issue eventually reach front-burner.

But thanks for the recommend.  You just moved liferea up on my short 
list, should that front-burner time come. =:^)

... Wow, just checked LWN for a link.  Has it /really/ been that long 
since that article?  I guess it must be so, tho I'd have thought more 
like a couple years ago.  March, 2006, over half a decade ago.  Obviously 
much of the info will be dated now, but regardless, it should remain a 
reasonable jumping off point.


FWIW, gmane, which I use for lists including this one, and which converts 
them them into newsgroups which I read/reply-to using pan, has a gwene 
sister as well, that does the same thing for feeds, which it translates 
into read-only newsgroups.  As I already spend quite some time each day 
in pan for the lists and have been using it for near-on a decade now, I'm 
already very familiar with it, so that's not an issue.  And pan has quite 
reasonable scoring features, covering my complaints about the lack of 
akregator keyword filters and THEN some, since it's not simply binary 
show/no-show, but "fuzzy logic" that can incrementally score up or down 
based on all sorts of keywords, length, etc.

So gwene and feeds thru pan is definitely very high on my list to try, 
tho having not actually tried it (only followed the discussion, early 
testing and development thru gmane.discuss), I can't say whether I'll 
find the implementation at all practical.  But it IS quite an interesting 
idea, that I'm quite warming too as it becomes apparent that the akregator 
solution at least as it is presently, simply isn't going to cut it longer 
term, because I'm spending way too much time deciding not to read 
articles I'd really prefer to not even see at all, due to time 

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