1. Martin Tournoij
  2. Frederick


Project status: stable

Frederick is a web-based feed reader (RSS, Atom). It’s simple, and should “just work”.

Installation & running


  • Python 3 (Python 2 will not work)
  • Jinja2
  • CherryPy
  • py-sqlite3 (Included in Python, sometimes a separate package)

Usually running:

$ pip3 install cherrypy jinja2

Should install what you need.


To start the server, run serve.py, this will start a HTTP server at port 8000. You can optionally add a server & port to listen on as address:port

Frederick should work on any size device, but will probably have problems in older browsers (such as IE8 and earlier).

Updating feeds

Feeds automatically are updated on a pageview if the last update was more than 30 minutes ago.

You can also run update.py to update Frederick, you probably want to run this from cron to prevent ‘gaps’ in your item list.


Version 2.0, 20160423

  • This improves everything. A lot. It's now in a state where I can actually recommend it, instead of something I quickly hacked together for personal use and released because a friend wanted to use it.

Version 1.1, 20130725

  • Many minor changes

Version 1.0, 20130721

  • Initial release


Copyright © 2013-2016 Martin Tournoij martin@arp242.net
MIT license applies

Frederick includes (in whole, or code based on):