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FeedReader is a freeware Windows-based RSS (RichSiteSummary) reader - it sits in your system tray and alerts you when new items appear on a TWiki site (through WikiRssExtension) or many news and WebLog sites (e.g. SlashDot, CNN, Moreover, UserLand, ...). It's also a good tool for testing as it provides some extra information derived from the RSS feed.

FeedReader plus TWiki's WikiRssExtension gives you InstantNotification without writing special notification code - very nice, and similar tools exist for Linux, MacOS, etc.

Available from http://www.feedreader.com/.

-- RichardDonkin - 08 Feb 2002

See Also: PeerKat, Plugins.HeadlinesPlugin

-- DavidLeBlanc - 17 Mar 2002

Is it my setup, feedreeder or TWiki that causes only new (i.e. 1.1) topics to appear in its list? I think it would be better that it reflects the WebChanges (or ChangesCgiScript) instead.

-- MartinCleaver - 24 Jul 2003

From TWikiSyndication 16 Jan 2003; actually really belongs here:
it took me quite some time to realize, why FeedReader would not reliably display all changes: it will show only one change per topic after adding a TWiki feed. I changed the WebRss topic to include $rev in the item's title. This way, the title per change will be unique and show up again.

I don't know, whether this is a FeedReader or a TWiki problem. Probably depends on the definition of "new". New title or changed attribute of existing title?

as FeedReader doesn't display the author, I found it useful to add <nop>$wikiusername to the title. Anybody any idea how to get rid of the ugly Main. prefix?

-- PeterKlausner - 24 Jul 2003

I believe

  • $username = jhsmith
  • $wikiname = JonSmith
  • $wikiusername = Main.JonSmith

-- MattWilkie - 24 Jul 2003

Sounds like a change worthy of making both TWikiDotOrg and TWikiAlpha. What do you reckon CoreTeam?

-- MartinCleaver - 24 Jul 2003


I'm not entirely sure what change you have made to make this work; the only "title" in WebRss is the Web title not the topic title. Was the change in WebRssBase instead?

The WebRss and WebRssBase pages here at TWikiDotOrg seem to have moved on to use features from the latest TWikiAlphaRelease and don't match up with the versions in my TWikiRelease01Feb2003 setup. Does the final %SEARCH% in the WebRssBase page need to have the $rev added to the topic tag? Sorry to need the hand-holding, I have no clue about RSS internals.

-- GarethEdwards - 09 Oct 2003

The change is documented in ChangesDontShowUpInRSS.

-- ArthurClemens - 09 Oct 2003

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