Finally: newsbeuter 2.1 released!

December 8, 2009

Way too late, but finally here: newsbeuter 2.1.

So, what’s new in this release? First of all, an issue which had bugged too many people: newsbeuter finally supports 256 color terminals. Not only is the terminal output not scrambled anymore, you can also use colors from this extended palette in your color configuration. The documentation explains how. Please note that you will need STFL 0.21 or later.

Furthermore, a number of smaller fixes and improvements have been added, such as improved HTML rendering, a length field in the article list and the ability to quickly jump to any of the article links by typing ‘#’ followed by the link number. These fixes and improvements were contributed by Stefan Erben. Thanks a lot!

Another feature is support for SOCKS proxies, deletion of articles from the article view, better selection of feeds/articles when entering feeds and marking feeds as read, and a new “notify-beep” notification that simply beeps when new articles were fetched.

The full list of changes can be found here.

Hopefully, the next releases will come out quicker. New features are already being worked on.