Using WTF's FeedReader to Track WTF Releases

July 9, 2019

With the release of v0.14.0, WTF has the ability to track and display RSS and Atom feeds via the FeedReader module.

And if you’re reading this, you know that wtfutil.com now has a blog, and that blog is available via RSS at https://wtfutil.com/blog/index.xml.

Putting the two together, you now have a great way to keep up-to-date on the most recent WTF releases, because all of them will be announced, with changlog details, on this very blog.

To configure WTF to do so, add the following feedreader configuration to your config.yml file:

feedreader:
  enabled: true
  feeds:
  - https://wtfutil.com/blog/index.xml
  feedLimit: 10
  position:
    top: 2
    left: 1
    width: 2
    height: 1
  updateInterval: 14400

Modify the position values accordingly for where you want it to appear onscreen.

feedLimit limits the number of stories displayed for any given feed. Without a feed limit, FeedReader will display all the stories returned by the feed.

I’ve set updateInterval to a fairly reasonable 14,400 seconds, or four hours, because most RSS content doesn’t change that often.