Tickr is a RSS feed scroller, not really a feed reader, which displays a scolling line of headlines on your desktop. It's the same concept as you likely have seen on TV news shows if you have a television. It can be useful for showing on-topic headlines while livestreaming and those kinds of applications.
Available versions[edit | edit source]
Tickr is not in any distributions repositories so you will have to build it yourself. There is currently the "stable" v0.6.4 and a "beta" release from 2017. v0.6.4 can't https and will just crash if you try to use a https feed. The beta supports https.
Installing the beta version is strait forward:
wget https://www.open-tickr.net/unstable-debian/tickr-0.7.0~beta3.tar.gz tar xfz tickr-0.7.0~beta3.tar.gz cd tickr-0.7.0~beta3 ./configure make -j$(nproc) sudo make install
It will install to
/usr even if you specify another location with
Run it with
tickr once it's installed. It can show the headlines from a single feed or numerous feeds. You can configure the font and font-size, background and foreground colors and the vertical location (top/bottom).