Hi, i'm looking at various rss reader apps, and i'm considering your software,
but I have pretty important question.
rssowl seems to be able to archive articles for offline reading, but i'm not
sure how to use it to read full articles offline.
My primary purpose for the program is to store many news articles offline and
access them via the search function in order to write speeches on various
tl;dr: how do I view full articles offline
ps: i'd also like to know how transferable the archive system is, for instance
if i have another computer i'd like to read my saved news on, can i save my
data to a flash drive or something and transfer it somewhere else, and view it
as usual (all offline)
Also, if this is currently impossible, would anyone mind linking me to
developer information for making addons to rssowl?
I have some java experience and would not mind doing this.
How RSSOwl does handle feeds (very short version):
RSSOwl saves the feed contents in its database. The search will only be able
to find content from those feeds.
for developer information see
http://www.rssowl.org/dev and https://github.com
/rssowl/RSSOwl#readme – help
appreciated, but RSSOwl is quite complex so you will need some time to
understand how it works.
and: to store the other contents (CSS, JS, Images, Flash, further HTML, …)
locally, you will need to download them with something like wget and set up
some kind of proxy providing this data locally for RSSOwl's integrated
Sounds good, for my purposes, I don't need any eye candy (js, CSS etc) just
search able text.
Could I have RSS owl tack on the full article text to whatever is usually
saved for the purposes of searching?
Or is an add on not allowed to touch the archival process?
Sorry, I don't understand what you mean. Can you please explain it?
like when you say
"How RSSOwl does handle feeds (very short version):
could you add functionality that scrapes the html that an article points to,
and add the plaintext to the file associated with the text of what rssowl
considers an article
Yes, you should be able to do so. Or maybe even directly read this HTML from
RSSOwl's database – so you could use your own standalone application with
nothing but read access to RSSOwl's database, extracting the feed content.
ore/internal/persist/service should be a good
point to start understanding the Database structure and/or db4o. Note that
RSSOwl currently uses db4o 6.1 which may or may not be incompatible with