tickr - GTK-based highly graphically-customizable Feed Ticker

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: tickr
Package version: 0.6.4
Package release: 1
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 306 B
Download size: 127.47 KB
Official Mirror: archive.ubuntu.com
Tickr is a GTK-based RSS/Atom Reader that displays feeds as a smooth scrolling line on your Desktop, as known from TV stations. Open feed links in your favourite Browser. Graphics are highly customizable.



    Binary package: tickr_0.6.4-1_i386.deb
    Source package: tickr

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install tickr deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install tickr


    • /usr/bin/tickr
    • /usr/share/applications/tickr.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc/tickr/README
    • /usr/share/doc/tickr/TODO
    • /usr/share/doc/tickr/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/tickr/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/tickr.1.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/tickr
    • /usr/share/tickr/tickr-url-list
    • /usr/share/tickr/pixmaps/tickr-icon.png
    • /usr/share/tickr/pixmaps/tickr-icon.xpm
    • /usr/share/tickr/pixmaps/tickr-logo.png
    • /usr/share/tickr/pixmaps/tickr-rss-icon.png


    2013-05-23 - Emmanuel Thomas-Maurin <manutm007@gmail.com> tickr (0.6.4-1) unstable; urgency=low * In pref windows, some setting changes (like 'read n items per feed') need the stream to be reloaded, so now we use: current_feed(); instead of: update_pixmap_from_opened_stream(); * Fix 'quick feed picker (selected feeds) closes when pointer leaves win area' and implement it as a setting. * In pref window, disabling screen limits updates win_y and win_w limits on the fly. * Max options number now set to 128. * Pref win changes: - remove 'system' colors buttons - increase gtk table row spacings * If gradient bg set, compute text shadow color no longer from bg_color but from gradient. * Quick feed picker (selected feeds) closes when pointer leaves win area. Plus: quick feed picker opened *also* by Ctrl + mouse right-click. * Complete RSS 1.0 support (Closes: #688099) and fix/rewrite a few things in feed parser code. * In tickr_feedparser.c: ending '\n' removed when adding string to XML_DUMP (left when adding string to XML_DUMP_EXTRA). * Replace update_win_dims() with update_win_dims_and_loc() so that if ticker location happens to be wrong, it's always and quickly reset. * Add RSS 1.0 (RDF) support. * In tickr_main.c / main(), change: gtk_widget_show_all(env->win); update_win_dims(); gtk_main(); to: gtk_widget_show_all(env->win); gtk_widget_set_size_request(env->win, 1, 1); gtk_window_resize(GTK_WINDOW(env->win), 1, 1); gtk_main(); to try to get rid of "ghost" square window at startup (but is this fully effective ?) Also change: gtk_widget_set_size_request(env->win, 0, 0) to: gtk_widget_set_size_request(env->win, 1, 1) in update_win_dims(). * In feed picker - multiple selection mode: start reading selection with highlighted feed - more exactly url in entry (if any) / first one otherwise. * Remove (useless ?) app version number from exported OPML feed list title. * Only a little editor issue - some editors get confused (geany colors get confused) by things like: THIS_IS_A_#DEFINE"____string____" so now we put a space in between, like this: THIS_IS_A_#DEFINE "____string____" * If win_w = 0, win_w = detected screen width (same as 'full width' but from command line). * Fix xml namespaces issue in tickr_feedparser.c, when, for instance, 'media:title' exists along with 'title' and we then get 'title' twice. Now, we make sure no extra namespace is used before comparing strings with 'title', 'description', etc. * Fix stupid bug in format_resource() 'translate html entities' when '&' alone is detected (ie without a following ';'). Also fix 'translating' numerical entities with leading '0' in value string. * New option 'disablescreenlimits' which allows win_y and win_w to be greater than screen dimensions. * A few default settings changed. * Gradient bg.