Looking for a Google Reader replacement?

Looking for a Google Reader replacement? Run your own web server? Stick a copy of tt-rss (which, presumably not coincidentally, is displaying its 'high traffic emergency page' at present) on it and be happy. It works nicely, is simple to set up, and has a rather good Android app in the Store (ad-supported and paid versions available). Don't run your own web server? I can't help you, but enjoy being at the mercy of frivolous giants. ;)


misc wrote on 2013-03-14 08:55:
I guess that using openshift ( http://log.amitshah.net/2012/10/setting-up-your-free-private-feed-reader/ ) can also help for those that do not have their own server.
Chris wrote on 2013-03-14 12:34:
Out of curiousity, do you know why tt-rss isn't packaged for Fedora? It seems like something that would be generally useful, but it's not in there. I'm wondering if there are licensing concerns with it.
Jeff wrote on 2013-03-14 16:34:
Thanks for this post, Adam. I have friends who use Reader religiously, and now, I can help them get over it - and convert them to Linux at the same time.
andrew89 wrote on 2013-03-14 17:09:
How about the Bamboo feed reader plugin for Firefox? It's very nice, and it's Free Software.
adamw wrote on 2013-03-14 17:32:
Chris: it bundles various PHP libraries which would need to be split out into separate packages to satisfy the packaging guidelines, and no-one's got around to doing all that work yet. There's a few of us who run it but we're all too lazy :/ It's on my 'optional todo' list, which basically never gets looked at. andrew: the nice thing about tt-rss is basically the fact that it's a webapp with an API, not just a client-side app or plugin. I can log in to my tt-rss instance from anywhere and still have my read/unread statuses, starred statuses etc. There's already an Android client as I mentioned (which gives you a smooth, fast, screen-optimized UI) and as there's an API, any rss client app could conceivably be made to support tt-rss. Given all the interest in alternatives now Reader's going away, I expect there may well be an iOS client soon, fr'instance. Once you've used an 'RSS server' type system like tt-rss or Reader, it's hard to go back to just running random RSS clients on all your different systems that aren't in sync with each other.
AdamM wrote on 2013-03-14 22:04:
Co-worker put together a quickstart for tt-rss for OpenShift https://github.com/wshearn/tinytinyrss-example/blob/master/README.md .... enjoy :)
adamw wrote on 2013-03-14 22:07:
I guess the openshift team will soon have a nice handy data set for testing de-duplication of hundreds of instances all running the same code =) (or, you know, two. with wordpress.)