Package Details: rssowl 2.2.1-5

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/rssowl.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: rssowl
Description: A java based RSS feed reader with Google Reader synchronization
Upstream URL: http://rssowl.org/
Licenses: EPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: caleb
Votes: 119
Popularity: 0.027746
First Submitted: 2005-08-09 17:58
Last Updated: 2020-05-28 11:03

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caleb commented on 2020-05-28 11:00

@Pietro_Pizzi I started to work on that, but I'm actually going to give up. Here's the thing. The RSSOwlnix fork has moved all the cheese. It isn't just a continuation of the project, it renames everything internally. The build files have different names, it stores user data in a different place, etc. Really a new package should be setup for rssowlnix. Also this package has always been miss-named, it should have been rssowl-bin because it's using the upstream build binaries, not building from source. I looked at setting up a source build for rssowlnix, but it is a disaster. The upstream doesn't have a way to not build all supported platforms at once, the dependencies to build the cross platform stuff is a circus, and so on. One could setup an rssowlnix-bin package a bit easier, but here's the thing. I don't even use this any more, I switched to inoreader some time back.

I'm going to disown this and let anybody who wants to work on packaging the fork or converting this to a source build or whatever. Not by circus, not my monkeys.

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twelveeighty commented on 2020-06-23 22:35

@caleb: I took the liberty of adding a new package for RSSOwlnix (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rssowlnix/).

As you mentioned, the default upstream build process builds all supported platforms, but I found a way to patch that to only build Linux.

If people still want patches to this package (rssowl) I can adopt it, but I think upstream has moved to rssowlnix so there's little point, probably.

caleb commented on 2020-05-28 11:00

@Pietro_Pizzi I started to work on that, but I'm actually going to give up. Here's the thing. The RSSOwlnix fork has moved all the cheese. It isn't just a continuation of the project, it renames everything internally. The build files have different names, it stores user data in a different place, etc. Really a new package should be setup for rssowlnix. Also this package has always been miss-named, it should have been rssowl-bin because it's using the upstream build binaries, not building from source. I looked at setting up a source build for rssowlnix, but it is a disaster. The upstream doesn't have a way to not build all supported platforms at once, the dependencies to build the cross platform stuff is a circus, and so on. One could setup an rssowlnix-bin package a bit easier, but here's the thing. I don't even use this any more, I switched to inoreader some time back.

I'm going to disown this and let anybody who wants to work on packaging the fork or converting this to a source build or whatever. Not by circus, not my monkeys.

caleb commented on 2020-05-27 12:31

@Pietro_Pizzi Given the original developer endorsed the fork and marked his repo as archived I think that's fair to migrate this package. My only concern would be that all the recent releases are marked as pre-release on Github. Do you know or would you be interested in opening an issue and asking what's up with that?

Pietro_Pizzi commented on 2020-05-27 12:14

Maybe we should use the forked RSSOwlnix Codebase (https://github.com/Xyrio/RSSOwlnix) for this package as the original developer suggest (https://github.com/rssowl/RSSOwl/blob/master/README.md)!?

GraveDigger commented on 2019-12-25 14:07

just attempted to install and i get told after the build "An error occured. See log file /home/gravedigger/.rssowl2/config221/1577281881197.log" i've uploaded thelog file and link is below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B54mSIdZIDvcgeYIK7axUdvfg0UrV-0E/view?usp=sharing

after reviewing several rss readers i decided this is the one i really want to use. please any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks

manjaro 18.1.4 rc2 kde 64 bit testing

EDIT:

i just uninstalled and reinstalled so i could gett the one error message i got from the software updater when it finished building rssowl, and that is...

Error: rssowl: command failed to execute correctly

borisjoffe commented on 2019-08-28 07:31

@exnanilid Thanks for the tip - that worked for me. I hope that gets added as a dependency/postinstall script for this package.

exnanilid commented on 2018-12-29 16:01

if you got this error https://pastebin.com/kUU4h5Ws. Install jdk8 and do in terminal "sudo archlinux-java set java-8-openjdk"

cubethethird commented on 2017-02-06 04:50

After removing some unneeded packages, I found myself unable to use some of the UI functionality. It appears libgnomeui was no longer needed on my system, but is required by this package. Could this be added to the dependencies list?

coderkun commented on 2016-02-14 13:07

I do not use RSSowl anymore and disowned the package.

coderkun commented on 2015-03-05 08:26

@scorici: I think the license is important. Corrected and bumped the PKGBUILD-version. Thanks for the hint.