RSS Guard

Release date: 
Sunday, 13 March, 2016



Authors/Port authors:

RSS Guard is useful and (very) tiny RSS 0.92/1.0/2.0 & ATOM 1.0 feed reader. It can keep feeds organized in categories, update information from them automatically and notice user if there is new message.

Program developed using the QT4 framework.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as 7 ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libcx libgcc1 libssp libstdc++6 libstdc++ libsupc++6 libsupc++ libgcc-fwd libqt4 libqt4-gui libqt4-webkit libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-sql-psql pthread zlib qt5-qtbase*
Following links are to additional programs, not mandatory but useful:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

RSS Guard v. 4.1.0 (1/12/2021)  local copy
RSS Guard v. 3.9.0 (12/3/2021, Martin Rotter) Readme/What's new
3.9.0 ----- Added: * Feedly support. (#105) * Google Reader API support, tested with many services like The Old Reader, Bazqux, Reedah, FreshRSS. (#349) * Liferea-like Website scraping and feed post-processing. (#265) * Internal web browser now offers a button which opens loaded webpage in external web browser. (#320) * Per account proxy support. (#334) * RSS Guard ported to OS/2 (ArcaOS, eComStation). * Display feed's icon in "is read" message list column. This is switchable in settings. (#346) * User now can sort via "id" column in a numeric way in message list. (#348) * Minimum interval for feed auto-updates is now 1 minute, not 3 minutes like before. (#355) * Added some new localizations, "pt_BR" and others. Thank you, translators, for your hard work. Fixed/changed: * This CHANGELOG is now written in Markdown. * Simplified "account" dialogs. * Use DuckDuckGo online favicon source as fallback when fetching feed icons. (#363) * Properly disable adding/editing/deleting of synchronized tags/labels on some accounts. * RSS Guard can now be added to "favorites" on Linux/Gnome. (#340) * Remove "feed auto-update started" notification. * Some improvements of network behavior in Inoreader plugin. * OAuth listeners now has default post "14488". * Fix some deployment issues on Windows. (#337) * Follow HTTP/301 redirection more properly for some feeds. (#341) * Fixed some weird behaviors of OAuth listener. * All dirty account's not synchronized data are now synchronized when editing account. * All console output now sent to "std:err". Also new "-n" switch to disable all console outputs. * Some refactoring for deployment process, build packages now have all names according to RSS Guard installers naming convention. * Some major refinements for AdBlock which now has: * fixed of adding of custom rules, * better UX in some dialogs, * fully working site-wide blocking with proper error pages, * working element hiding rules, * removed some redundant and obsolete code.  local copy
RSS Guard v. 3.1.0 (13/3/2016) Readme/What's new
3.1.0 ————— Added: ▪ NEW ACCOUNT PLUGIN: OwnCloud News API 1.2 is now supported. Note that the support in this version is experimental and relatively basic. So far only syncing of feeds/messages is supported. Feed/category adding/removing is not yet supported yet. The OwnCloud plugin will be enhanced in future RSS Guard versions. ▪ Recycle bins now have context menu. (issue #162) ▪ User is now able to delete TT-RSS feeds. (issue #151) ▪ Added ability to stop running batch feed update. (issue #157) Fixed: ▪ Some other minor fixes. ▪ Feed list hidden when respective menu item is unchecked. (bug #163) ▪ Standard RSS/RDF/ATOM relative URLs in entries should now be correctly loaded. (bug #160) ▪ Fixed some problems when adding feeds from external web browser like Firefox. (bug #135) ▪ Fixed problem where custom HTTP timeout setting was ignored for TT-RSS account. (GitHub bug #9) ▪ Fixed problems with master update mutex locking. (bug #153) ▪ Fixed some problems: "Add category to selected account" was enabled when it shouldn't be. ▪ ♥ Auto-updating of feeds fixed (again?!). ♥ ▪ Fixed problem with adding feeds in TT-RSS accounts. (bug #154) Changed: ▪ Increased max feed network download timeout to 45 s. ▪ Adjusted behavior of Google suggestions when no suggestions are available for give text. ▪ Adjusted sorting, particularly in message list. ▪ Tweaked "remove duplicates" policy. ▪ TT-RSS plugin can now restore messages from local recycle bin.
RSS Guard v. 3.0.2 (20/1/2016) Readme/What's new
3.0.2 ————— Added: ▪ Import of OPML/TXT files now allows to fetch feed metadata from online feed source. ▪ Added generic "Add new feed" action, which can be accessed via "Feeds & messages" menu. (issue #146) ▪ User can now specify destination root node when importing feeds. (issue #147) ▪ Added support for import/export to/from plain TXT file (one feed URL per line). (issue #142) ▪ Optimized menu items in "Add new item" submenu. Added two new bindable actions for adding feeds & categories. (issues #146 and #148) Changed: ▪ Some GUI refinements and fixes. ▪ Added more logging entries. ▪ "Clean all items" now does not clean messages from recycle bins. Fixed: ▪ Left over messages are now correctly deleted after sync-in is performed in TT-RSS account. ▪ Made some rather big changes to sorting/filtering of feeds, which is now dynamic. ▪ Feeds are now (re)sorted when batch update finishes. (bug #150) ▪ Expand status if items in feed list are now persistent when performing sync-in of TT-RSS accounts. (bug #149) ▪ Fixed problem with importing invalid OPML 2.0 files. (bug #145) ▪ Fixed error in SQL initialization script which led to problems with in-memory SQLite DBs. (bug #140) ▪ Fixed problem with saving sort column/order for message list. (bug #141) ▪ Fixed problem with reloading feeds with newly downloaded messages when read-only-visible feeds filter is activated. (bug #139)
Record updated last time on: 16/12/2021 - 20:08

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