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A port of Liferea for mobile linux handheld devices

Frothing (Feed Reading On The Hoof) is a news aggregator for online news feeds. There are many other news readers available, but some are not available for mobile Linux devices or require many extra libraries to be installed. Frothing tries to fill this gap by creating a fast, easy to use, easy to install news aggregator for mobile Linux handheld devices

To install Frothing you need to compile it inside
a Hildon compatible desktop environment.

To create such an environment have a look
at the Moblin site or the Maemo site.

Frothing was originally created for the Ubuntu
Mobile Guide as an example of how to port an
application written in C to the Ubuntu Mobile


This guide is available online here and is good
to read for background information.

Compiling from Source

Either check out the source from svn or

grab the tarball to compile

The source can be checked out from the
repositories by:

svn checkout frothing

The tarball can be downloaded from
the project page and extracted by:

tar zxvf frothing-0.1.tar.gz

After unpacking/checking out the code, run the standard autotools commands inside your target:

./configure --enable-hildon
make install


On Ubuntu the dependencies can be satisfied by:

apt-get install build-essential libgtkhtml2-0 libgtkhtml2-dev libxml-perl libxslt1-dev
libglade2-0 libglade2-dev libsqlite3-0 libsqlite3-dev
libhildondesktop-dev xulrunner

This project is also registered on Launchpad

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