Projects / whatsnewfm


whatsnewfm is a filter for the daily freshmeat newsletter. It shows only news items that you haven't seen before (so you don't have to read about every update of applications that you aren't interested in). You can also set up a list of "interesting" applications where you want to be informed of every update.

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Recent releases

  •  31 May 2009 13:55

    Release Notes: This release fixes a bug because of a change in the Freshmeat newsletter format.

    •  26 Mar 2009 22:15

      Release Notes: This release adds support for the new freshmeat newsletter format. Scoring of project releases based on their license is possible.

      •  13 Sep 2006 21:19

        Release Notes: The documentation now includes an example of how to configure maildrop for use with whatsnewfm.

        •  13 Apr 2004 17:40

          Release Notes: The regular expression used for scoring releases now matches over multiple lines of text.

          •  15 Feb 2004 15:16

            Release Notes: Rare problems with '=20' appearing in whatsnewfm mails were fixed. Charset and encoding are now copied from the newsletter.

            Recent comments

            31 Jan 2001 11:55 mastermitch

            freshmeat ][ newsletter format
            whatsnewfm 0.4.0 is needed to parse the new freshmeat ][ newsletter format. You can download it from my homepage ( As soon as the stable branch shows up, it'll also be added to this project page.

            22 Sep 2000 11:40 jlennon

            a nice tool if you want to get rid of the daily freshmeat newsletter


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