newsticker.el can display news items of news (RSS, Atom) feeds (such as the RSS of this wiki – see OtherRecentChanges!), allowing you to keep up-to-date with sites that update their content continuously – if and only if they provide a RSS or Atom feed.
From the package commentary:
newsticker.el first appeared in GNU Emacs version 22.
Recent versions of newsticker.el ( >= 1.99) offer a “treeview,” in which feeds can be gathered into arbitrary groups for more efficient reading. The treeview tiles three windows – one showing the feed hierarchy, another showing the list of articles in the selected feed, and a third showing the text of the selected article. Here is a screenshot of the new treeview.
There is a newsticker.el project on Savannah: Visit http://www.nongnu.org/newsticker/ for downloading the latest stable newsticker version. Note that development is taking place in Emacs CVS repository, the repository at savannah is not up to date.
Under ntemacs-21.3 and running newsticker, emacs can become a CPU hog. For some reason, newsticker wget under windows does not quit properly when loading images from certain feeds. If this happens to you, try adding --timeout=30 to the newsticker-wget-arguments.
It does a (require ‘xml). Which XML package is required? – AlainMellan.
Any plans to include Atom (1.0 and optionally 0.3) support?
For me newsticker works much better than Gnus rss back-end, but I miss the feature to save interested posts via eg. nnimap back-end. Is it possible?
‘large-file-warning-threshold’(or the next newsticker release;).
Is it possible to import feeds from an OPML file? And where can I find documentation for newsticker, there’s none in the emacs manual as far as I can see, and the little documentation I’ve managed to find doesn’t, for example, tell me how to delete feeds.
‘newsticker-opml-import’! (If you encounter problems with nested opml files try the CVS version from savannah.) Newsticker comes with a very brief manual, separate from the Emacs manual (
‘C-h i m newsticker RET’). For customizing newsticker click on the customize-button on the toolbar, or type
‘M-x customize-group RET newsticker RET’. – UlfJasper
Does anyone know why newsticker uses so many CPU cycles just to download and render rss feeds? My processor revs up to 100% capacity for a couple of minutes just to download and display 10 feeds. Gnus/nnrss maxes out at perhaps 10% CPU capacity for the same feeds, and fetches them twice as fast. And when I try to use an external program like wget to fetch feeds, the instructions newsticker sends it causes it to get stuck in a loop at 100% CPU. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. – MattLundin
newsticker-groups-filenamehave been replaced with
newsticker-dir. They have become obsolete in the latest newsticker version (in Emacs CVS). Newsticker will automatically convert your data: If these files are present newsticker will read them, store data in
newsticker-dir, and offers to remove them. If this does not work, please tell me. UlfJasper
I use emacs without X, in the terminal exclusively (Ubuntu emacs-nox package). It doesn’t have XPM support (obviously) and apparently newsticker chokes when it can’t load its XPM icons (“Invalid image type
‘xpm’”). This is kinda annoying since I can’t use emacs-gtk (no anti-aliasing support…) or emacs-snapshot (would solve the anti-aliasing problem I guess, but last time I tried emacs 23 apparently didn’t handle yet some other packages I use routinely). Could there be an alternative text-only version of the XPM icons like there is for tabbar-mode ? FabriceGabolde
Is there any way to sort the Newsticker Tree buffer?
Where can I find example
~/.emacs.d/newsticker/groups file? The format seems to be completely undocumented.
Is Newsticker not maintained anymore?
See Also: GnusRss