1. Yassin Philip
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Overview

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NWS

NWS est un lecteur de flux RSS/Atom en ligne, ou local. Auto-hébergé, if you will.

Description ici.

NWS is a personal track-free online RSS news reader

NWS is a simple but powerful web app to view and manage various XML (RSS, aTom, etc) news feeds and present them in a nice, ergonomic fashion. I made it to replace the online news services (NetVibes, Google news, etc.) that I use up until around 2007, when they became bloated and crippled with spyware. It's a fast, simple and light system, and I've been using it for weeks years now ; It does what I want from a no-nonsense, every-morning-every-day news reader.

NWS screenshot

Features

  • AJAX (asynchronous) loading of the feeds (ie reload one single feed w/o reloading the whole page)
  • Handles any charset encoding/langage
  • Grabs the most out of the description text and displays it as standard tooltip on mouse hover
  • Built-in image gallery (to view all the images in a feed, or in a category)
  • Does its best to parse any given feed and identify it w/o questions
  • Plays nice with different resolutions & ergonomics, ie phones, tablets, etc
  • Directly links to any included image (and sound file)
  • If any, displays item image, wrapped around text (displays it full width if it's the only item's element, or if it comes from a photoblog)
  • Totally self-contained. No linked librairies, online commodities or, heaven forbid, "statistics" trackers
  • Lightweight and standard (valid HTML5 code)

Installation

  • Copy the files in a directory within a webserver root, or just a directory on your local machine
  • Point your browser to that directory. That's it.
  • Oh, if you want to use the favicon caching feature (those favicons can take a loong time to get) make sure that the web server has the right to write to our directory:
    • On the average web server (Debian / Apache) it's generally just a matter of, in the nws folder: sudo chown .www-data .
  • Recommended in installed online : Protect (restrict access to) the back-office / feeds file:
    • Use a trusted online htpassword generator (You can also create user/password pair(s) directly on the server with the command htpasswd -b .access username password)
    • Paste this user/password pair in a file, and point to it from the .htaccess file

Usage

  • Navigate the tabs with < left and > right arrow keys (and r & t)
  • Click the big "►" to view all the tab/category images in a gallery
  • Click the small, feed item's "►" to view all feed's images in a gallery
    • Navigate the gallery's images with < left and > right arrow keys
    • Exit the gallery by clicking outside it, or pressing the ESC key
  • Use the "Manage feeds" link to access the "back office"
    • Use the "add a new feed" text entry field at the bottom to enter a new feed
    • Use the "new tab" text entry field to create a new category
    • Use the "change this feed's tab" menu to re-categorize the feed
    • Use the "promote this feed" (^) link to bump up a feed as 1st of its tab
    • Use the "delete this feed" (x) link to delete a feed
  • Or directly edit feeds.xml (way faster).

LICENSE

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.