Question about "syncing" with feeds in GoogleReader. I recently switched to
Linux at home (after the last 15 years on Windows) and was a user of Feeddemon
on my old system. Recently found RSSOwl to be the best thing for Linux and
loving it. However, one of the features from Feeddemon that I liked was that
it "synced" with GoogleReader in that when i marked a feed "read" it didn't
download it again as "unread".
I still use Feeddemon during the day at work (have to use Windows there) but
when i come home, i'm getting feeds in my RSSOwl that I've already read marked
"unread". Am i not setting something up right or does RSSOwl only import the
feeds for now and, if so, are there any plans for a "sync" feature?
Thanks! Love the app!
I am sure other people have looked into plug-in tools to provide 3rd party
synchronisation as well. So I don't know if anyone has looked into this , ie a
plug-in to maintain a "fuller" synchronisation with google reader.
However a simple solution to the problem as you have set out, would be to hook
whatever the readArticle() function is in rssowl with a call to the
googleReader read article URL;
This would require you to store your google auth details in rssowl, but it
would be fairly simple to implement.
We want to look into google reader sync support during 2.1. For now you can
only import your feeds from google reader to RSSOwl to keep your subscriptions
in sync. See https://project.rssowl.org:9443/jazz/web/projects/RSSOwl#action=
This would defintely be a great. I hope they are listening
I had a quick look into doing this as a interim before the 2.1 version of
rssowl came out... (but it doesn't look good)
It seems that google reader uniquely identify the articles in their reader
atom feeds by an "id" tag that they generate of the format
"tag:google.com,2005:reader/item/e65b119cc5c6e8e8", and don't use the feed
guid like "http://www.complete-
so unless there was a google reader function to return an id for a given guid,
or some way to search feeds on the guid (which google reader calls original-id
in their atom format feed) then it would seem the only way to tag rssowl
articles (as read, keep unread, starred etc) would be to download the whole
feed xml, and tag each rssowl article with the google reader id, so it can be
sent at the point when the article is read.
There is a partially completed implementation of a google reader API in Java
which is apparently unsupported, and needs fixes to work with oAuth the
ClientLogon interface is going to stop working soon...
The 2.1 beta has been updated with support for Google Reader synchronization
and many bugfixes. Please read on at
Is this a first reply to your new beta with Google Reader sync?! Yay!
BTW, how do i add a star in RSS Owl to test and see if it syncs well?
Congratulations on this milestone effort! :)
I have updated our FAQ on rssowl.org to explain the sync support (http://www.
rssowl.org/help#item_gr). The star
in google reader maps to the sticky state in RSSOwl.
Thanks again! I haven't been excited about a feed reader in quite some time!
RSS Owl seems to be a bit slower at starting up than Feeddemon but it makes of
for it in switching between feeds. ;)
Yeah startup time is not the best. I usually solve this by never closing