Liferea

For RSS, Thunderbird is out. Liferea is in. The last aggregator for Linux that I tried was Akregator and I detested it. I don’t like the thought really of running an app just for RSS after using Thunderbird for so long, but Thunderbird’s lack of being able to display the information inside of in feeds generated by WordPress was really getting frustrating. Thunderbird is apparently only one of about four RSS aggregators in the world that choke on . And yes, I am running the latest Thunderbird 1.5RC2 and it’s still b0rked.

I’ve been able to organize my feeds much better than I ever did in TB as well. The ability to create folders and subfolders rocks. Liferea has “virtual folders” too, which allow you to create sort of a live search of all your downloaded feeds that contain the search terms specified. Then, there’s this option which I love:

Show the items of all child feeds when a folder is selected.

Just click on the top folder in the hierarchy and read all the feeds below it in one pane. Sweet. OK, back to tweaking.