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How to Install Liferea 1.12 RC3 Linux News / Reader Aggregator on Linux

Liferea 1.12 rc3 recently released, is a desktop news / reader aggregator that combines all contents from your favorite subscriptions sites into one simple interface, hence making it easy to organize and browse feeds. The user interface is similar to that of a desktop mail/news client, but with an embedded graphical browser.


Liferea Key Features

  • Read articles when offline.
  • Synchronizes with InoReader, Reedah, TheOldReader, as well as with TinyTinyRSS
  • Permanently save headlines in news bins
  • Match items using search folders.
  • Play Podcasts in app

v1.12 RC3 Changelog

  • Article skimming currently broken
  • Tray icon needs to be auto-disabled along with a popup informing users who previously had it enabled
  • Fixes
    • GtkDoc warnings
    • Filter commands are not asynchronous
    • Missing space above internal browser address bar
    • All “Unread” search folder items marked read at once
    • It does not always use theme icons when it is launched on system startup
  • Updated Finnish, Latvian, Albanian, Hungarian, Brazlian, as well as French translation

How to install Liferea 1.12 RC3 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04

Note: There is currently no known up-to-date PPA, so we will be compiling this from tarball

  • Edit file “sources.list” and un-comment any line that has # sign under deb-src > Exit and save changes
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
  • Update and run the following commands to install required dependencies
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get build-dep liferea
sudo apt-get install libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev
  • Download and Compile App
tar -jxvf liferea-1.12-rc3.tar.bz2
cd liferea-1.12*
sudo make install12

How to uninstall it from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove liferea

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