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#1 2013-03-14 11:23:28

txbahai
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2013-02-05
Posts: 175

The sadness!

Ok, guys....Google is cancelling Reader. It was my favorite google service minus gmail.... I need alternatives. Even something desktop based I can sync I dropbox to move from machine to machine....so sad  sad


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#2 2013-03-14 11:37:39

VastOne
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Registered: 2011-04-26
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Re: The sadness!

liferea is light and useful and is in the repos

There are a couple of FF add ons that work, Sage is one of them...


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#3 2013-03-14 11:40:48

apm
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Registered: 2012-04-12
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Re: The sadness!

just dropped in to say
SADNESS indeed not for the same reason though
going nuts over the concept of 100% bug free software


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#4 2013-03-14 15:56:43

cchhrriiss121212
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Registered: 2010-03-26
Posts: 357

Re: The sadness!

Some of you might want to sign this petition. Already at 50k, but I don't know how much goog will care about such things.

It seems a bizarre decision, can't think of another example of the best product in it's class being dropped by a healthy company. Do google think everyone is going to switch to g+ or something?

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#5 2013-03-14 23:23:55

wuxmedia
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From: Back in Blighty
Registered: 2012-03-09
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Re: The sadness!

^ probably - G+ has eaten picasa albums (not a biggy, but took me a while to get the embedded slideshow again)

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#6 2013-03-15 03:56:11

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Registered: 2011-02-22
Posts: 94

Re: The sadness!

I switched to http://theoldreader.com/ , it looks a lot like classic GReader and works nicely, you might have a rough time importing your feed, because tons of people are switching over there.

I think the usage dropped because it became harder to access google reader from the google bar, like what happened with google wave. If it's painful for your users to get access to a certain set of features, they are gonna stop trying or forget it's there in the first place.

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#7 2013-03-15 11:35:58

txbahai
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Registered: 2013-02-05
Posts: 175

Re: The sadness!

Been playing with feedly....it's not bad.


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#8 2013-03-15 11:40:27

samdraz
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Re: The sadness!

i think they trying to merge with google plus

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#9 2013-03-16 23:39:38

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Re: The sadness!

I am in the same boat and am currently using the Brief extension for Firefox.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo … src=search

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#10 2013-03-17 00:34:20

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Re: The sadness!

^ Thanks anonymous  smile

I just loaded Brief and was able to import my GReader XML ... Not as many options as GReader, but a nice minimal replacement


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#11 2013-03-17 00:58:57

schwim
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Registered: 2012-10-11
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Re: The sadness!

Hi Tim,

If you ever made the jump you discussed to having a host, I suggest you try Tiny Tiny RSS.  I left Reader a while ago for it and have enjoyed the transition.  There's an app in the Play store as well to connect to your reader with your phone if you're so inclined.

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#12 2013-03-17 01:01:30

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Re: The sadness!

Hey schwim,

I have been thinking of doing the same thing... Does everything render correctly with TT RSS?... It seems a lot to setup (which I do not mind) but I want to know how each hit is rendered beforehand

Thanks


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#13 2013-03-17 01:24:52

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Re: The sadness!

Hi there Vast,

For the feeds that I have, everything renders properly.  On top of this, it's very customizable, in the sense that I can have or strip images, condense or expand the articles by default, automatically set as read when bumping from one to the next.  It's by far, the smoothest feed reader I've ever installed and I've tried a lot of them.

The default install is super quick.  You might spend 10 minutes installing.  It's really well designed both in terms of use and install.

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#14 2013-03-17 01:25:56

VastOne
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Re: The sadness!

^ Thanks schwim, that was exactly what I was hoping to hear from you...

I appreciate it


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#15 2013-03-17 07:34:53

samdraz
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Registered: 2013-03-10
Posts: 233
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Re: The sadness!

try ..Lightread................ if it works on crunchbang( i am trying to build it)

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#16 2013-03-17 18:41:26

VastOne
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Re: The sadness!

@schwim,

Did you use a specific guide to setup tt-rss?  Or can you recall the steps you used?  I have seen too many conflicting examples in setting it up

Thanks


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#17 2013-03-17 18:50:26

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Registered: 2011-11-30
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Re: The sadness!

I was also sad, but thanks to this whole situation I also tried feedly, and now I'm happier than ever smile especially with their automatic "read" thingy


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#18 2013-03-17 19:04:32

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Re: The sadness!

I found another neat rss reader for Firefox: Bamboo Feed Reader

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo … src=search

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#19 2013-03-17 22:43:39

schwim
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Re: The sadness!

VastOne wrote:

@schwim,

Did you use a specific guide to setup tt-rss?  Or can you recall the steps you used?  I have seen too many conflicting examples in setting it up

Thanks

Hi there Vast,

What parts in particular?  Adding feeds or setting up the preferences to my liking?  If so, I just muddled through and found what I wanted by trial and error for the things that were confusing to me after reading the tooltips. As for adding feeds, I started by importing my Google Reader content then just added feeds as I found them.

I'll do my best to explain my steps if you need it.

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#20 2013-03-17 23:00:38

VastOne
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Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
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Re: The sadness!

^ The setup of tt-rss, the install itself and how it relates to apache and getting to a login for the first time

Thanks


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#21 2013-03-18 00:38:31

schwim
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Re: The sadness!

Hi there Vast,

I downloaded the latest(1.7.4) and here's the steps I just used installing on one of my domains:

1) Unzip and upload
2) rename config.php-dist to config.php and edit.  I only altered db and SELF_URL_PATH. Upload config.php
3) Find the sql file in the schema directory that matches your DB type(mine's MySQL).  Import file into your database.
4) Visit the ttrss URL.  login with login: admin and password: password.
5) Click the "actions..."  dropdown on the upper right corner of the page and choose "preferences".
6) Click the users tab.
7) Add a user with the desired username and pass.

That gets me a running tt-rss install.  Let me know if you need any assistance with stuff downstream.

Last edited by schwim (2013-03-18 00:39:54)

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#22 2013-03-18 00:40:39

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Re: The sadness!

Thanks schwim!

Number 4 was the information I had not seen anywhere and was my stopping point...

I am in now and setting it up.  I appreciate it


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#23 2013-03-18 00:47:02

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Re: The sadness!

Awesome deal smile

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#24 2013-03-18 08:23:50

xmid
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Re: The sadness!

cchhrriiss121212 wrote:

It seems a bizarre decision, can't think of another example of the best product in it's class being dropped by a healthy company.

Hostess Twinkies... 8.(

I hate sweets for the most part, but those little yellow cakes knew what buttons of mine to push.
They'd lure you in with their scantily outfit of nothing but see-through celophane. Truely the tramps of snack-cakes.

Last edited by xmid (2013-03-18 08:25:46)


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#25 2013-03-18 10:36:42

hashbanger
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 243

Re: The sadness!

See, the solution is simple. Don't use Google services.
(You better don't use any free services by third-party providers if they are actually important.)

I can understand why Google does not want to provide services which don't make money. I can't understand why they don't close Google+ then.


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