AmphetaDesk is a long outdated RSS newsfeed HTML-generator and a simple web-server. Development stalled back in 2002.
|Latest release||v0.93.1 / October 31, 2002|
|OS||Linux, Mac OS 8/Mac OS 9/Mac OS X, and Windows|
|Type||RSS feed reader|
How it worked[edit | edit source]
Amphetadesk runs as a daemon and it's generated RSS feed summaries are available at a local webserver running on http://127.0.0.1:8888/. The idea is kind of neat, but it does give you yet another daemon running, where as stand-alone RSS readers such as Liferea don't use resources when you're not using them.
Possible other users[edit | edit source]
AmphetaDesk is made in perl and it's "open source" under the "Artistic License". It uses templates, and the source is clean enough to use as a basis for something like yet another web-based RSS-reader service.
As a stand-alone RSS reader[edit | edit source]
Amphetadesk is kind of neat, specially when you consider that it - apparently - has not been developed since 2002. Regardless, it does lack some features, such as the ability to search RSS streams. It really does have some signifficant lacks compared to stand-alone RSS reader applications. The idea is kind of .. cool, and unique, and the code is likely of interest and value to perl-programmers, but Amphetadesk isn't something you'd put on your old mothers computer to give her easy access to the latest headlines.
Official story[edit | edit source]
- AmphetaDesk - The homepage, which hasn't been updated in decades, is still alive and kicking.