01 May 2009

Liferea v1.6 RC1

Today we've released the first release candidate for v1.6. We'd like to ask everyone to install it and give feedback. We are mostly interested in functional regressions compared to 1.4.

If you need help with installation or compilation join us at #liferea (freenode.org). If you find a bug please check the SF tracker and report a new bug if you've found a new issue.

19 comments:

Underpass said...

Hello, in previous releases it was possible to compile the source without WebKit support.

Isn't it possible anymore?

Moreover, two libraries needed are a bit two new for Debian (testing): libwebkit-dev and libsoup2.4-dev.

Bye

Lars said...

@Underpass: It is a bit problematic in Debian right now. Hopefully they'll switch to newer package versions soon. The reason why Liferea 1.6 has so high dependencies is that earlier Webkit versions have too many problems. So without this dependencies the browsing experience would lack a lot.

But it works pretty well to install only those libraries from unstable/experimental. A while ago I successfully updated the necessary libraries with:

apt-get install libgtk2.0-0=2.16.0-1 libgtk2.0-0-dbg=2.16.0-1 ibgtk2.0-dev=2.16.0-1 gtk2-engines-pixbuf=2.16.0-1 libgail-common=2.16.0-1 libgail18=2.16.0-1

to enforce the specific versions.

Lars said...

I forgot to list the really relevant packages. One needs to add "libwebkit-dev=1.1.5-2 libsoup2.4-dev=2.26.0-1" to the apt-get call.

mjbauer95 said...
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mjbauer95 said...

Is it possible to compile Liferea with something besides Webkit? 1.1.1 of Webkit is not available in the Jaunty Ubuntu repository.

Also the command should probably be:
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0>=2.16.0-1 libgtk2.0-0-dbg>=2.16.0-1 libgtk2.0-dev>=2.16.0-1 gtk2-engines-pixbuf>=2.16.0-1 libgail-common>=2.16.0-1 libgail18>=2.16.0-1 libwebkit-dev>=1.1.5-2 libsoup2.4-dev>=2.26.0-1

3dx said...

Latest Webkit for Ubuntu
https://launchpad.net/~webkit-team/+archive/ppa

mjbauer95 said...

@3dX
thanks.

mjbauer95 said...

Does this version not have Google Reader support? I was hoping that that would be included in this release.

BenoƮt Barberousse said...

Will install Jaunty tomorrow and give the RC a run, but how's Google Reader come along?

Lars said...

@all: The Google Reader code is finished and included in this release candidate. You can add a Google Reader subscription by the feed list context menu "New/New Source".

3dx said...

I can't see flash videos, and ¿where is the music player? I need that.

mjbauer95 said...
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Lars said...

@3dx: For performance reasons Flash is disabled per default. Ensure to enable it in the preferences. Also watch out for errors on the console.

Alex Volkov said...

I have the notice "This page contains the following errors:
error on line 30 at column 56: Extra content at the end of the document
Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error." and this notice shows in all posts in my feedreader. What's wrong with this? Content of the article renders correctly.

Romeu said...

First congratulations on this RC.

Google Reader Sync if working great here.

Just a small question, as I didn't follow your updates on the Reader Sync.

Will it be possible in a future release to import the Subscription Folder/Tag structure present in Google Reader?

Thanks

Lars said...

@Romeu: Right now there are no plans to support Google Reader tags. The problem is mostly that an subfolders are tags and items may belong to multiple subfolders which contradicts the strict hierarchical ownership of items Liferea uses.

Anonymous said...

Could you please make sure that Liferea feeds are indexable by desktop search engines?

The support for Beagle is now broken for a while, could you please take care of that matter? This is extremely important to me....

(I cannot switch feed readers since I simply love Liferea)

Patola said...

As 3dfx said, where are the music controls? I also use it a lot, and I still couldn't get the 'components' to substitute it (and I couldn't even get a simple streaming mp3 to work). My flash is enabled and works.

Lars said...

@Patola, 3dfx: The embedded MP3 player (XSPF) was dropped with the 1.6.0 stable release. It is not supported anymore.