feeder

feeder is a free software newsfeeds aggregator. I wrote it solely for my personal needs, so currently probably there is some hard-code in the scripts.

My experience was heavily based on Newsboat reader, that unfortunately was rewritten on Rust, so I had to use its old version. I also saw sfeed project, that tries to reuse many already existing tools (like curl), be suckless and Unix-friendly, but failed somewhere during the try, and asked myself if it is really so hard to make that kind of software. It was written in less than a day, completely replacing Newsboat, with much higher performance and great flexibility.

Its architecture is very simple:

But of course it has its price: original feed data, its Base64-encoded copy in mailbox and another copy in mu’s Xapian database.

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