RSS Reader

Setup Stephen Ostermiller's RSS Reader

After you have downloaded the RSS reader, you will want to install it on your web server.


  • The Apache webserver (or compatible)
  • Directory level .htaccess files enabled
  • mod_rewrite enabled
  • Perl with the following modules:
    • CGI
    • HTML::Scrubber
    • HTTP::Request
    • HTTP::Response
    • LWP::UserAgent
    • MIME::Base64
    • Time::Local
    • Unicode::String
    • XML::RSS
    • XML::XPath
    • threads


  1. Extract the contents of the download.
  2. Put the entire rssreader directory on your webserver.
  3. Ensure that the webserver has write permissions for the rssreader directory.
  4. Visit your new rss reader in your browser.

Next you will want to configure your own RSS feeds.


Ostermiller RSS Reader copyright 2007 by Stephen Ostermiller

The RSS reader is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.