Feature request: Acting as a RSS feed server

by Troberg, Monday, March 14, 2016, 09:34 (2962 days ago)

It would be nice if selfoss could act as a RSS feed server as well. That way, it would aggregate your various feeds (and manage them in one place), and any other RSS reader could read them.

Now, you say, why can't you just use the web interface on another device?

Well, a lot of strange devices are starting to pop up. Smartwatches (or smartphones in a watch form factor), car stereos, refridgerators, media boxes and so on. Sometimes, it's just much simpler and much better suited to the specific device to use the built-in RSS reader. For example, on a media box, you might want news to tick along the top of the screenö. In a car stereo, you might want them read aloud. On a smart watch, the limited screen interface makes specialized readers more suitable. And so on.

So, I could use the web interface on most devices, and the RSS server/local client on the ones where it works better.

Feature request: Acting as a RSS feed server

by gerdroot, Monday, March 14, 2016, 13:27 (2962 days ago) @ Troberg

http://yourdomain.tld/selfoss/feed

You might need to tweak the settings.ini if you have set a password

This feature is already in since like forever...

Feature request: Acting as a RSS feed server

by Troberg, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 08:57 (2961 days ago) @ gerdroot

Nice!

Then I'd like a more prominent mention in the documentation, so even idiots like me can find it. :)

Feature request: Acting as a RSS feed server

by gerdroot, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 09:12 (2961 days ago) @ Troberg

Well you're right. It seems not explicitly mentioned on the homepage. But if you carefully studied the chapter about the config file you should have known about the feed generation ;-)

Feature request: Acting as a RSS feed server

by Troberg, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 12:56 (2960 days ago) @ gerdroot

Actually, even that is kind of vague, if you don't know the context.

The simplest thing would probably be to add the feed link in the main GUI. At least, that's where I looked first.

Feature request: Acting as a RSS feed server

by jtojnar, Friday, May 27, 2016, 23:47 (2887 days ago) @ Troberg

There is a <link rel=alternate> so your browser should be able to tell you about the feed.

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