Friday, May 24, 2013

Bye Google Reader, hello Feedindicator!

In one month, Google Reader will shut down.
Luckily, Ubuntu users can use Feedindicator:


  • Click a news and it will appear in your browser.
  • Icon turns grey when there are no more news.
  • Easily mark all as read.
  • Option to show each feed in its own sub-menu.

Adding a feed

To add a feed, just click "Add feed" and enter the RSS/Atom URL:

Migrating from Google Reader to Feedindicator

From Google Reader, click the gear, select Reader Settings > Import/Export > Export your subscriptions.This will download subscriptions.xml

Download, make it executable, and execute it in the same directory as subscriptions.xml ...Feedindicator should now show your feeds!


Feedindicator stores all feeds as a simple text file at ~/.config/feedindicator/feeds.cfg
One line per feed, for instance:

Feedindicator is Open Source, I maintain it, waiting for your feedback!
Nicolas Raoul

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

How to synchronize SharePoint to a Mac? (alternative to SkyDrive Pro client)

SharePoint users can synchronize their documents with the SkyDrive Pro client (not to be confused with SkyDrive).

Unfortunately, the SkyDrive Pro client is not available on Mac (and Linux), and even if you are on Windows, in addition you must pay for Office 2013 Professional Plus before using it.
Microsoft shows no sign of clemence towards Mac users on this matter.
Using Parallels does not help: My Documents is then seen as a network location, which means that Skydrive Pro fails to save documents there.

But here is new hope!
CmisSync allows you to sync SharePoint to your desktop, no license fees, and Mac/Linux versions are planned.

CmisSync is currently Windows-only, but it is Open Source and looking for volunteers to port the code. CmisSync is built with Mono, which means it should be easy to port it to Mac/Linux/Android/iOS. So please developers plunge forward and don't hesitate to ask us questions :-)