The journey ends here
You can search for an alternative, sites such as: Alternative.to provide millions of software to search through.. I have to be honest and say that no alternative of RSSOwl works in the same way or can be customized to have the same functionality.
What can be done?
If you are on Ubuntu 16.04 you can rest assured knowing that it would be supported until 2021, you will enjoy the usability of RSSOwl for a period of time.
How about something fresh and exciting?
You can use the RSSOwl fork: RSSOwlnix.
That’s the beauty of open source, it really never ends. If a project is discontinued for whatever reason, someone else will pickup the slack and continue the work.. Especially when the project has a massive following as such.
I’d like to see that happen with a commercial software!
What’s new in this fork?
This fork has updated dependencies and should work with later versions of Linux Ubuntu and Windows. I haven’t tested it RSSOwlnix on anything but Ubuntu 16.04 and it worked fine. It works slightly different than the original project and a bit unstable being a beta. Albeit it’s rather usable and gets the job done.
If you are like me, someone who uses RSS feeds a lot and uses them to keep up with the world news, then this is for you. I’ve used RSSOwl for over 7 years and to me it’s an essential software, I no longer have to compromise if I have an upgrade planned.