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A simple qt based rss reader. I developed this software after the removal of live bookmarks from firefox. It is simple by design. The focus is on rss podcast feeds. It supports itunes urls and can convert them to the original rss url. The main window uses a tile based design. If adding an rss feed that does not contain an image url you can manually specify an image. All links are opened externally so you can use whichever browser or download manager you prefer. You can also create templates to support any rss specification like mrss or itunes. The template will map values from the original feed to the widgets in lightrss.

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clivejo added a subscriber: clivejo.EditedApr 7 2019, 7:29 PM

Hi @deussomniat, are you a Solus user?

I was looking at this app a few weeks ago and whilst packaging noticed that the default install location is to /opt

Also the app doesn't have icon or appstream data, is this by design?

I pushed the WIP packaging to if you wanted to have a look.

@clivejo I change distros frequently but I currently have solus plasma installed on my laptop.

No specific reason for omitting appstream data. Still early stages of development. It's on my to do list.

I should have a new version available this week. I'm planning on either changing the /opt path to /usr/bin or I may just remove the deployment code. The new .pro file will be included in the next version.

The new version will support the option to include a default catalog.xml file to be run once after installation. Feel free to include any solus related rss feeds in the packaged catalog. You can use the example below but the image will be stretched to fit the tile dimensions.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
deussomniat updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 10 2019, 11:57 PM


I updated the download link above to the latest version. Thanks for packaging the update. I tested on Solus plasma and it works great.

I don't keep an IRC client open/connected. Please post any bugs you encounter compiling or packaging lightrss on the github page. Thanks!

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.Apr 30 2019, 2:03 PM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.
JoshStrobl added a subscriber: JoshStrobl.

If you're committed to updating your app in the Solus repository, it will be accepted for inclusion. I just do not want to get into a situation where we suddenly have outdated or unmaintained software in the repository.

Justin added a subscriber: Justin.Aug 22 2019, 2:41 AM need more info on the icons you've used regarding licensing as GPL can mean meany things as can LGPL, see

JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.EditedAug 22 2019, 2:02 PM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Accepted For Inclusion to Backlog on the Package Requests board.

Never got any feedback or patches from the very developer that requested the inclusion of their software and hasn't really seen any activity aside from one commit since then, so rejecting for inclusion.