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Offline DBus RSS reader

Project Description


BRss is an 'offline' RSS reader written in Python.
It is a complete rewrite of another python RSS reader (Naufrago!),
based on the concept of service/client. It uses the dbus library to
enable communication between the service and clients.


BRss consists of two applications:

1. brss-engine
brss-engine is a dbus service. Its main features are:
- periodically downloads feed articles, with their images
- notify on updates
- transparently replaces remote image tags on article request.
- search articles

2. brss-reader
brss-reader is a GTK+ client for brss-engine.
- Connects to brss-engine
- Keyboard feed and article navigation (à la Thunderbird)
- full-screen article viewing
- Article search engine

Reminder: BRss is still "alpha" software. Use at your own risks.

BRss requires the following python modules to run.


How to install this modules may vary depending on your distribution.
In Archlinux run the following command as root:

# pacman -S dbus-python pygobject python2-feedparser python-pysqlite gtk3 \
libwebkit3 libnotify gcc gettext glib2

1. Extract the archive

$ tar zxf brss-0.8.14.tar.gz
$ cd brss-0.8.14

2. Install

$ sudo python install

3. Compile the schema folder

$ sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/


The following are planned, in no particular order:

- Provide a proper install script.
- Documentation
- Gnome3 design guidelines compliance
- Better logo and pixmaps
- CLI interface
- DnD feed recategorizing

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