Commit d259be38 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris

* newsticker.texi (Overview, Requirements, Usage, Configuration): Copyedits.

parent 204f3953
2012-10-05 Glenn Morris <rgm@gnu.org>
* newsticker.texi (Overview, Requirements, Usage, Configuration):
Copyedits.
2012-08-24 Chong Yidong <cyd@gnu.org>
* Version 24.2 released.
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......@@ -69,14 +69,14 @@ developing GNU and promoting software freedom.''
@node Overview
@chapter Overview
Newsticker provides a newsticker for Emacs. A newsticker is a thing
Newsticker provides a newsticker for Emacs. A newsticker is a thing
that asynchronously retrieves headlines from a list of news sites,
prepares these headlines for reading, and allows for loading the
corresponding articles in a web browser.
Headlines consist of a title and (possibly) a small description. They
are contained in "RSS" (RDF Site Summary) or "Atom" files. Newsticker
are contained in ``RSS'' (RDF Site Summary) or ``Atom'' files. Newsticker
works with the following RSS formats:
@itemize
......@@ -105,8 +105,9 @@ messages in a stock-quote ticker, or just changing.
Newsticker allows for automatic processing of headlines by providing
hooks and (sample) functions for automatically downloading images and
enclosed files (as delivered by podcasts, e.g.).
enclosed files (as delivered by, e.g., podcasts).
@ignore
@ifhtml
Here are screen shots of the @uref{newsticker-1.7.png, version 1.7
(current version)} and some older screen shots:
......@@ -116,6 +117,7 @@ Here are screen shots of the @uref{newsticker-1.7.png, version 1.7
@uref{newsticker-1.3.png, version 1.3},
@uref{newsticker-1.0.png, version 1.0}.
@end ifhtml
@end ignore
@node Requirements
@chapter Requirements
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Newsticker can be used with
@uref{http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html, GNU Emacs} version
21.1 or later as well as @uref{http://www.xemacs.org, XEmacs}. It
requires an XML-parser (@file{xml.el}) which is part of GNU Emacs. If
requires an XML-parser (@file{xml.el}), which is part of GNU Emacs. If
you are using XEmacs you want to get the @file{net-utils} package
which contains @file{xml.el} for XEmacs.
......@@ -161,11 +163,11 @@ You can choose between two different frontends for reading headlines:
@itemize
@item Newsticker's @emph{treeview} uses separate windows for the
feeds (in tree form), a list of headlines for the current feed, and
the content of the current headline. Feeds can be placed into groups
which itself can be placed in groups and so on.
the content of the current headline. Feeds can be placed into groups,
which themselves can be placed in groups and so on.
@item Newsticker's @emph{plainview} displays all headlines in a
single buffer, called @samp{*newsticker*}. The modeline in the
@samp{*newsticker*} buffer informs whenever new headlines have
single buffer, called @samp{*newsticker*}. The modeline in the
@samp{*newsticker*} buffer informs you whenever new headlines have
arrived.
@end itemize
In both views clicking mouse-button 2 or pressing RET on a headline
......@@ -175,13 +177,13 @@ your favorite web browser.
@findex newsticker-start-ticker
@findex newsticker-stop-ticker
The scrolling, or flashing of headlines in the echo area, can be
started with the command @code{newsticker-start-ticker}. It can be
started with the command @code{newsticker-start-ticker}. It can be
stopped with @code{newsticker-stop-ticker}.
@findex newsticker-start
@findex newsticker-stop
If you just want to start the periodic download of headlines use the
command @code{newsticker-start}. Calling @code{newsticker-stop} will
command @code{newsticker-start}. Calling @code{newsticker-stop} will
stop the periodic download, but will call
@code{newsticker-stop-ticker} as well.
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@chapter Configuration
All Newsticker options are customizable, i.e. they can be changed with
Emacs customization methods: Call the command
Emacs customization methods. Call the command
@code{customize-group} and enter @samp{newsticker} for the customization
group.
......@@ -209,7 +211,7 @@ feeds are retrieved and how this is done.
@itemize
@item
@vindex newsticker-url-list
@code{newsticker-url-list} defines the list of headlines which are
@code{newsticker-url-list} defines the list of headlines that are
retrieved.
@item
@vindex newsticker-retrieval-method
......@@ -245,11 +247,11 @@ commands to newsticker functions.
@item
@vindex newsticker-new-item-functions
@code{newsticker-new-item-functions} allows for automatic
processing of headlines. See `newsticker-download-images', and
`newsticker-download-enclosures' for sample functions.
processing of headlines. See @code{newsticker-download-images}, and
@code{newsticker-download-enclosures} for sample functions.
@item
@vindex newsticker-plainview-hooks
The subgroup @code{newsticker-plainview-hooks} contains hook which
The subgroup @code{newsticker-plainview-hooks} contains hooks that
apply to the plainview reader only.
@end itemize
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@itemize
@item
@vindex newsticker-frontend
@code{newsticker-frontend} determines the actual headline reader. The
@code{newsticker-frontend} determines the actual headline reader. The
``plainview'' reader uses a single buffer, the ``treeview'' uses
separate buffers and windows.
@end itemize
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