K.R.S.S provides a news aggregator for the KDE desktop.
Version: 3.0K.R.S.S provides a news aggregator for the KDE desktop.
Operating System: Linux
K.R.S.S. is a news aggregator for the KDE desktop. It downloads Rich (RDF) Site Summary files from multiple Web sites and displays them on your desktop in a ticker-tape fashion.
Here are some key features of "K R S S":
Â· This application is perhaps the only rich site summary display to work on KDE.
Â· You can downloaded feeds and images locally, and display them as and when you wish.
Â· You can filter out unwanted news through the use MyFilters, so that you only see the news you want. A feature not found in any other news aggregator.
Â· You can view feeds either on-line or off-line.
Â· You can configure a personalized listing of the RSS Feeds, using MyFeeds. You can create and maintain both feeds which you would actively see and feeds which you could just save for future use.
Â· You can alter the text properties to display the news how you want by using configurable Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). You can start with the template which is provided.
Â· You can alter the text properties to display the news how you want, using configurable HTML tags ("schemes"). You can also preview instantly what your configuration will look like.
Â· You can "jump" between feeds, that is, scroll to the top of the feed that you click on, by using MyChannelBar.
Â· You can control whether or not the feed scrolls when displaying on your desktop, as well as the speed.
Â· You can define and save an unlimited number of feeds, as well as define which feeds are "active", permitting you to retrieve only the ones you want.
Â· You can share feeds with other individuals. Tell others of feeds you have discovered, as well as learn which feeds others are using.
Â· You can take advantage of the pre-loaded set of AmphetaDesk's Site Listings - thousands of RSS feed locations, included with K.R.S.S. Or you can import or download the lastest site listings from their website at any time from within K.R.S.S.
Â· You can configure K.R.S.S. to use the System Tray when you minimize the main window.
Â· You can get Tips, upon starting up, which help you use K.R.S.S. to the fullest.
Â· You can set the frequency at which K.R.S.S. will automatically retrieve feeds - in days, hours, or minutes.
Â· You can temporarily pause or resume scrolling of the feeds.
Â· You can configure your own shortcut keys, or toolbar menu, or Search button.
Â· You can change the background and channel title colour, as well as change the spacing between Channels, using the scheming capabilities of MyChannelBar.
Â· You can Drag'n'Drop RSS feed information using the MyChannelBar feature. Channel Titles and Descriptions are automatically filled in, so you don't have to spend any time typing.
Â· You can update one feed at a time by using the MyChannlBar's popup menu.
Â· You can set K.R.S.S. to always stay on top of all other windows.
Â· You can toggle between having 'active' feeds or no 'active' feeds without having to actually specify that the feeds are active or not.
Â· You can still use K.R.S.S. while you update your feeds.
Â· You can display date and time information about when a feed was last downloaded and last displayed in the form of a tooltip, by using the Date and Time Tag in MyChannelBar.
Â· You can set an expiration date on the feeds so that they will expire (that is, become old) after a certain amount of time - in days, hours and minutes.
Â· You can configure new feeds to display in a different colour by using the Colour Code in MyChannelBar.
What's New in This Release:
Â· A fairly recent version of the KDE and QT libraries
Â· An internet connection