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News ticker

I've tried the search (yes honestly I have) and can't find anything yet.
I'm looking for a "news ticker" and/or "finance ticker" that can run just from USB stick. Using GreatNews as an RSS viewer, but looking for a scrolling ticker.

The one on http://www.bbc.co.uk is similar but wants installing like the one for http://www.nasdaq.com

Has anyone come across a standalone ticker that can be used please ? (sorry not an RSS viewer)

Thanks, Phil (UK)

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This may or may not be of

This may or may not be of any help, but if you can find an RSS feed on this, then you can use InfoRSS is a good Firefox extension that you could use on Firefox PE. I hope I could be of service.

EDIT: I just read your post more clearly, sorry. I didn't see you wanted a standalone ticker. Well, if you can't find anything, InfoRSS is really good.

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News Ticker

Thanks Kevin,
This is great in FF as a viewer. I can use this until I satisfy my quest for a full ticker.

UPDATE: The add-on made FFP very slow to respond, in just the few minutes I was running it, had to disable the add-on, I'll stick with GreatNews RSS from http://www.curiostudio.com/ for RSS feeds, works off my USB, still on my quest for a lightweight ticker app.

Thanks again
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I think Ryan

did RSSOwl portable.

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News Ticker

Thanks, I'll take a peek at this as well.

Phil Jobling, UK

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RSSOwl portable

http://portable.cubegames.net/rssowl

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Actually

I'm fairly sure there isn't a ticker. It's just an aggregator.
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uh?

I don't know the difference... can somebody tell me the difference?

Thanks... Biggrin

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See FOXNews' ticker.
Basically, an aggregator takes the feeds and makes them readable, usually in an email style format. A ticker does the same thing, except it makes the items scrolling across the screen.
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Ok

Got it, thank you... then I prefer aggregators... Biggrin

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If you don't find one...

Hey Phil, I looked on SourceForge but all I found were java or .NET based ones. Nothing completely portable.

If you can't find one that will work portably let me know because I'm thinking about writing a bare-minimum one myself, as I think it would be fun to try. This would be a true portable app, not a launcher or wrapper.

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If you did this...

... You would be able to put any feed into it? I would be interested.

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Eventually, I hope, but...

My first go will probably be for feeds that use the RSS 0.91 or 2.0 specifications, as they seem to be the most prevalent. I'm also going to limit it to text-only display initially.

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D Glenn, If you can that would be great, I'm sure there would be interest in it.
I'm still searching, I've found lots of RSS type feeders but not a simple ticker that allows other feeds, I'm particularly interest in finance tickers (quotes etc), something similar to the tickers on USA news programmes in the mornings.

Phil Jobling, UK

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Got it started.

I went ahead and wrote the ticker scrolling code just to make sure I could keep it nice and smooth with very low CPU usage while not using DirectX or OpenGL or anyting else that might inhibit portability. Looks really good so far but I've yet to test on any old PCs.

If you post some links to feeds that you're interested in I'll pull down their contents and use them for testing. Right now I'm testing against the BBC news, Mozilla Firefox extensions, and Yahoo sports feeds.

Also, if you have any ideas on presentation and features, and any "must haves" that could be easily implemented in an initial release, please feel free to pass them along. Right now I'm planning on making it as simple as possible with only feed selection, refresh frequency, and ticker screen positioning as configurable. Multiple feeds are already supported. I also don't want to keep around a database of "already read" items, so I'm going to try to come up with some automatic way of removing them from the ticker based on their posting timestamps. That will probably require an aging "duration" setting, like not having anything shown on the ticker if it's been shown some x number of times or for some x amount of time, or if it's from a refresh of a feed item that's already been read. That's all I can think of right now for my "must haves."

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Cool idea

I would be interested too.
I love the idea with the "auto remove " feature.

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Wow, what a list of features, better than I can come up with.

Tickers I use include
Portable Apps (obvious one....) - https://portableapps.com/feeds/general

Sun Microsystems - http://www.sun.com/rss/sun_features-rss.xml
Bigadmin - http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/content/rss/recently_updated.xml
Jonathan Schwartz Blog - http://www.blogs.sun.com/roller/rss/jonathan

BBC - http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/front_page/rss.xml
Dilbert - http://feeds.feedburner.com/tapestrydilbert
Sightseeing Google - http://www.googlesightseeing.com/feed/
Nasdaq - FROM http://ticker.nasdaq.com/reference/TickerNewLogin.stm (follow links)
The Register - http://www.googlesightseeing.com/feed/

Look forward to hearing from you

Phil Jobling, UK

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Thanks

for the Dilbert feed. Wink
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Hi, wondered how you were getting on with your news ticker.
Do you need some testing done, can I help ?

>>jobling>>>>

Phil Jobling, UK

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It's getting there...

Sorry I missed your last post. Thanks for the feed links. I'll add yours in with mine to make sure they work okay. Especially since there are sooooo many different versions of the RSS and Atom feed specs in use.

There's no settings gui and I've only tested on XP and there's one very annoying bug, but if you can live with all of that then send me an email at users.sourceforge.net and I'll send you a zip. Same username. And you're always welcome to pass along any bugs you find or any suggestions or ideas you have.

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Thanks, sent an email to you

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Tell me about it. And all the different time formats they use too.
For testing, run it against http://feedparser.org/tests/
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Hey, thanks for those.

I'm partial to "real world" testing myself, but they definitely have/will come in handy.

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