16.0 Reading News Feeds with Akregator
If you want to get the latest news, get your information with a
news feed reader. One reader is Akregator. It connects to a server
that contains a newsticker file and downloads it then shows the
headlines and sometimes a small text to give an overview. See Figure 16-1. If interested in this news, click
it and view it in a separate tab.
Figure 16-1 Akregator Showing Some News
Akregator contains some predefined news feeds for KDE. You can
add news feeds manually or some Web sites announce it. For example,
a Web site with feed support contains an orange rectangle in the
bottom right corner. Click it to open a pop-up menu where you can
select feed or
rss. Sometimes you are successful and can
obtain a link.
. Sometimes a Web
site does not announce that it supports a news feed. Then you can
search this site with some keywords like
To add a news feed, do the following:
Adding a News Feed to Akregator
Determine the URL of your news feed. Normally this can be
found on your preferred Web site. More links can be found in the
KNewsticker tool, an applet for the KDE panel.
Open Akregator by pressing
and entering akregator. It opens
a new window with the list of all feeds in your configuration.
If you close this window, it docks in the system tray.
Create a new folder with . This gives you the opportunity to group your
feeds in categories.
Name your new folder.
Click this folder and choose .
Insert the feed URL, for example, https://www.novell.com/newsfeeds/rss/coolsolutions.xml. A new window opens where you can change the feed
name, URL, or the update interval. With the tab, change how long articles should be
Proceed with . Akregator downloads the
After the download of the latest headers is finished, you can
click an entry. Depending on the feed, this can list a small summary
or just a link. With
, read the
Check for new news manually with
Another option is to specify an update interval. Configure this by
clicking . A window opens where you can select the interval in . Confirm with .
You can read the complete story in Akregator or an external
lets you select