I would like to make a case for looking at this issue again.
2011 is not 2007, and now multiple programs store configuration in ~/.config (technically $XDG_CONFIG_HOME), user-specific data in ~/.local/share, and non-vital caches in ~/.cache. Having everything in a single top directory like ~/.app_name is anachronistic.
With Liferea 1.8, there is an opportunity for a clean slate.
This would mean that:
- the contents of ~/.liferea_1.8/cache will migrate to ~/.cache/liferea_1.8
- all other contents of ~/.liferea_1.8 will migrate to $XDG_DATA_HOME/liferea_1.8, or ~/.local/share/liferea_1.8 if the XDG_DATA_HOME environment variable is not set.