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django-yarr – open source self-hosted Django RSS Reader (github.com)
31 points by radiac 1625 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments



Do the keyboard controls not work in the example or are they not the same as Google Reader? Was trying to use j/k to switch between articles.

I quite like your design by the way. No wasted space showing a list of subscriptions, no social crap, and ~99% of the page dedicated to showing the actual content of your subscriptions instead of flashy UI.


I had only implemented n/p so far because that's all I used, but I've added j/k now. I'm aiming to match Google Reader's core functionality (except the social side), so I've made a note of its keyboard shortcuts, and will add more over time or as they're requested.

Thanks for your comments regarding the design! I'm going to try to keep it as minimal as possible mostly because that's how I like it, but also so that it can be drop into existing site designs without too much hassle.


The j/k shortcuts work great now, thanks!

Only other comment I have regarding styling is there doesn't seem to be any highlighting of read vs unread items like Google Reader which shows the title of unread items in blue and read titles in black.


Also:

- https://bitbucket.org/tghw/django-feedreader

- https://github.com/ahernp/django-feedreader

Now I need some time to test them all and pick one as my private self-hosted feed reader.


Author of django-yarr here; I'd also found the feedreader on bitbucket, as well as http://code.google.com/p/django-reader/ - I wanted to go in a slightly different direction, and neither of them had had much activity recently.

I'd be interested to hear if you have any feedback for yarr - I'll be working on it this week to try to add in the main missing features (managing feeds, timezone stuff etc), and if people think it's missing an important feature I'll do my best to add it.


If I try django-yarr I'll give you feedback (GitHub issues). I didn't feel like starting one of these myself, but I can use/contribute to an existing project.

Thanks for sharing!


Also the name of JavaScriptCore's regular expression implementation, as Yet Another Regexp Runtime: http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/Source/JavaScriptCore/y...


Thanks for pointing that out - I'd noticed a few clashes after I'd started developing it, so its full name is django-yarr; I've changed the title to avoid any confusion.


Newsblur is also written in Django - https://github.com/samuelclay/NewsBlur




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