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TUTORIAL: Straw (Desktop News Aggregator)

by Thomas Chung on Jan 16, 2004

Straw is a desktop news aggregator (also known as RSS Feed Reader) for the GNOME environment. Its aim is to be a faster, easier and more accessible way to read news and blogs than the traditional browser. For more information, visit the official site:

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install straw RPM package and resolve any dependency. We'll also show you how to add RSS feed for this site.

Thanks to Seth Vidal, we can simply use his pre-compiled RPMS for Fedora Core 1.

Download straw-0.21.1-1.i386.rpm and bsddb3-4.1.6-1.i386.rpm from his website.

UPDATE 2004-01-17: Since I couldn't download any files from Savannah download site linked from the official site, I've contacted the developer Juri Pakaste to offer a mirror site on our server.

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