RSSOwlnix is a free open source feed reader for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. RSSOwlnix is a fork of RSSOwl a powerful RSS feed application to organize, search and read RSS, RDF & Atom news feeds. According to RSSOwl, it is unmaintained and has several known vulnerabilities. The main features of RSSOwlnix other than RSSOwl are saved searches, google reader sync, notifications, filters, fast fulltext search and a easy to use UI. interface.
Install RSSOwlnix on Ubuntu
To install RSSOwlnix feed reader on your Ubuntu system, Go to the RSSOwlnix download page and download the recent linux package from assets. Example here the current verion is 2.7.0-beta. on that release click the assets menu. It will show all available downloadable packages.
just select RSSOwlnix-2-7-0-linux.gtk.x86_64.zip (for 64bit OS and 64bit java) and download. (for 32bit OS and 32bit Java download RSSOwlnix-2-7-0-linux.gtk.x86.zip) The default download location in Ubuntu is Downloads folder.
Make sure to have the Java installed to run RSSOwl.
Now Right click on the downloaded zip file and select Extract Here. It will create a folder (in my case its RSSOwlnix-2-7-0-linux.gtk.x86_64) inside that folder you will find RSSOwlnix folder. Just copy that folder to your desktop.
Now open your Terminal app and type the below command in terminal and hit the enter key.
Then type the below command hit enter. Then type your Ubuntu password and press the enter key. It will move this directory and all its contents to /opt/ folder.
sudo mv RSSOwlnix/ /opt/
Then type below command and hit enter to create a symlink.
sudo ln -s /opt/RSSOwlnix/RSSOwlnix /usr/bin/RSSOwlnix
Then type the below code to give the permission
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/RSSOwlnix
Then type below command and hit enter to run RSSOwlnix.
Note 1: This is still in development so if you find any issues during installation process please post your bug report here.
Note 2: If you want to install the older version of RSSOwl. Download the linux package from the below link and follow the same installation process.