Linux Tutorial Snownews

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Linux Tutorial - Snownews

Snownews is a text mode RSS/RDF newsreader. It supports all versions of RSS natively and supports other formats via plugins.

This Document Assumes the following

You have followed the procedure to Access Linux on the device and have enabled the Optware repositories and software Portal:Accessing_Linux

You have installed the Terminal application Application:Terminal

Once these procedures are done you should have access to:

The Optware software repositories through ipkg-opt

The Terminal Application through the WebOS (should load, be the root user, and function)


Within the terminal application, enter the following command for installation:

ipkg-opt install -o /var snownews


This setting will make it so that feed items will load in the built-in webOS browser.

Once loaded (simply type snownews within the terminal app), press B (shift+b) and place the following code into the box, and then hit enter.

luna-send -n 1 palm://com.palm.applicationManager/launch {\"id\":\"\",\"params\":{\"scene\":\"page\",\"target\":\"%s\"}}

Basic Commands

a = add an rss feed

B = change browser settings

D (shift+d) = delete an rss feed

Up/Down Arrow = highlight feed/story

Enter = select feed/story

m = mark all read (within a feed does all the items, at the main list does all the feeds)

o = open site/feed item in browser

Known Issues

Up/Down arrows are set by default within the Terminal App as:

Up Gesture area - 2

Down Gesture area - 8

which makes typical usage slightly clunky. I will look into setting different keybindings for either snownews or the terminal application itself to help correct this.