Liferea is a GTK+2.0 desktop news aggregator for Unix.
Some guys just want to spell Liferea correctly. One might think its pronounced like the first letters of the words "Linux Feed Reader" the abbreviation stands for. But of course that would be too easy! I think the name "Liferea" should be pronounced like a latin word. And no the developers are not Romans!
Lets think about the target users. Some of his properties may have implications as requirements, some may be serious restraints for the program.
Typical Use Cases
- must be online
- at least owns a single desktop PC
- typical: is permanent online (maybe modem, but typical flatrate)
- reads a lot of newssites and/or weblogs
- A user starts the program for a short usage time and immediatly after startup selects the option to update all feeds. Then he reads all interesting new headlines and marks everything as read. Finally he closes the program. He will do the same thing the next day.
- The user autostarts the program to run in background an continously collect new headlines. He enables the programs tray icon option to get informed about updates on the few but important feeds he subscribed to. He also enables uses the mini popup functionality to get informed about new items without raising the minimized program. If he finds one headline interesting he clicks on it in the mini popup and the headline links is launched in the configured browser.
- A power user subscribes to several hundreds of feeds. He will never read everything but checks every headline to decide which to read. He uses the find next unread option to access every new headline. He runs the program permanently.