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RSS Bandit v1.9.0.1002 Released

Torsten and I have been busy working on the rewriting the RSS Bandit UI using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and moving to a ribbon based model. We've had to quickly take a break to fix a problem caused by recent changes in how Google Reader handles authenticated requests from client applications which stopped the synchronization between Google Reader and RSS Bandit.

That problem is fixed with the new release and we've added a little present for Windows 7 users as well.... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2010-07-06

RSS Bandit v1.9.0.972 Released

s part of spring cleaning to get ready for Windows 7, we are releasing version 1.9.0.972 of RSS Bandit. You can download it from https://sourceforge.net/projects/rssbandit/files/rssbandit/v1.9.0.972/RssBandit1.9.0.972_installer.zip/download

This release primarily fixes bugs from the previous release. With the code base now stable we will be making a number of radical changes for version 2.0 including transitioning to a ribbon based interface and adding support for Windows 7 jump lists. The major new feature and bug fixes since the last official release (v.1.8.0.870) are listed below. ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2009-10-11

RSS Bandit v1.8.0.862 Released

The recent release of RSS Bandit (v1.8.0.855) contained a bug which caused users to lose their feed lists on upgrading. This version fixes that bug.

Please download it from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit1.8.0.862_installer.zip

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2008-11-03

RSS Bandit v1.8.0.855 Released

The major new features and bug fixes since the last official release (v.1.6.0.2) are listed below.

Download the installer from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit1.8.0.855installer.zip

NEW FEATURES
- Download manager for viewing pending podcasts/enclosures
- Ability to synchronize feeds with Google Reader, NewsGator Online and the Windows Common Feed List.
- Option to increase or decrease font size in reading pane... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2008-11-02

RSS Bandit v1.7.x (Phoenix) Beta installer available

As promised in the RSS Bandit roadmap, the preview of the next version of RSS Bandit is now available for general download. You can now download it from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit.Phoenix.Beta.Installer.zip

Key new features are a download manager for viewing pending podcasts/enclosures and integration with Google Reader, NewsGator Online and the Windows Common Feed List.

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2008-08-03

RSS Bandit v1.7.x (Phoenix) Alpha installer available

As promised in the RSS Bandit roadmap, the preview of the next version of RSS Bandit is now available for general download. You can now download it from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit.Phoenix.Alpha.Installer.zip

Key new features are a download manager for viewing pending podcasts/enclosures and integration with Google Reader, NewsGator Online and the Windows Common Feed List.

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2008-06-21

RSS Bandit v1.6.0.2 Released

Download the installer from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit1.6.0.2_Installer.zip

Changes between v1.6.0.2 and v1.6.0.1 are below

  • Fixed: Application crashes with AccessViolationException on startup.
  • Fixed: Application crashes and red 'X' shows in feed subscriptions window.
  • Fixed: User's credentials are not used when accessing feeds via a proxy server leading to proxy errors when fetching feeds.
  • Fixed: Duplicate feed URLs not detected if they differ by trailing slash or "www." in the host name
  • Fixed: Application crashes when displaying an error dialog when a certificate issue is detected with a secure feed.
Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2008-02-09

RSS Bandit v1.6.0.1 Released

The RSS Bandit installer for v1.6.0.0 has been refreshed and the following fixes made.

* Fixed: IndexOutOfRangeException thrown if less than ten Top Stories could be generated due to insufficent outgoing links in user's subscriptions.(bug 1858619)
* Fixed: Flagged Items special folder does not show flagged items(bug 1860442)
* Fixed: Exporting feed list as OPML results in "Key not found in dictionary" error. (bug 1859711)
* Fixed: Application crashes randomly if Windows language/locale is set to Finnish. (bug 1859508)
* Fixed: "Download feeds on startup" setting not honored. Feeds are still downloaded on startup even if this option is unchecked. (bug 1859719)
* Fixed: Inconsistent behavior when running application on Vista 64-bit because it wasn't compiled as a 32-bit application.
* Fixed: Update frequency set to 0 not honored on restarting the application (bug 1864305)
Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2008-01-06

RSS Bandit v1.6.0.0 Released

Download the installer from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit1.6.0.0a_Installer.zip

The major changes between this release and v1.5.0.17 are below

* Feature: Top Stories button shows the ten most popular links over the past week in your subscriptions.
* Feature: Twitter plugin enables posting links or replies to Twitter
* Fixed KeyNotFoundException if "Mark All Items as Read" clicked shortly after changing the URL for a subscribed feed.
* Fixed: Downloading feed list from NewsGator Online deletes local machine and intranet feeds.
* Fixed: Downloading favicons happens several times while the application is running instead of just once.
* Fixed: 100% CPU used when an RSS feed with no <channel> element is encountered.
* Fixed: Del.ico.us plugin silently failed when posting items with tags containing special characters like '#' or '+'
Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2007-12-26

RSS Bandit v1.5.0.17 Installer Refreshed

The RSS Bandit installer has been refreshed and the following fixes made.

  • ActiveX warning popup has been fixed
  • NewsGator sync. category hierarchy lost
  • other minor fixes...
Posted by Torsten Rendelmann 2007-10-25

RSS Bandit v1.5.0.17 Released

The major new features and bug fixes since the last official release (v.1.5.0.10) are listed below.

Download the installer from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit1.5.0.17.Installer.zip

NEW FEATURES
- Newspaper view can be configured to show unread items in a feed as multiple pages instead of a single page of items
- Feed list and read/unread status of news items can be synchronized with NewsGator Online, FeedDemon and NetNewsWire. ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2007-09-16

RSS Bandit v1.5.0.10 Released

The major new features and bug fixes since the last official release (v.1.3.0.42) are listed below.

Download the installer from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit1.5.0.10-installer.zip

New Features

* Comment Watching
* Items marked as read when viewed in the Newspaper
* Date-based grouping in the list view
* Options for opening tabs in the background
* Favicons
* Enclosures treated as attachments
* Certain user defined enclosures treated as podcasts including adding to playlists in iTunes and Windows media player
* Remembering application state on restart - This will work similar to the Session Saver extension in Firefox in that open tabs and the tree view state will be remembered on restart
* Revamping the search feature - We've moved the implementation of feed search to Lucene.Net from our custom feed search implementation which should make searches faster and provide richer search options. The syntax for performing Lucene search queries is available at http://lucene.apache.org/java/docs/queryparsersyntax.html.
* Support for Atom Threading Extensions
* Easily configurable keyboard shortcuts - Just right-click when hovering over the toolbar menu and choose "Customize". This feature came as a freebie from switching to Infragistics NetAdvantage for some of our UI components.... [read more](/p/rssbandit/news/2007/03/rss-bandit-v15010-released/)
Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2007-03-04

RSS Bandit v1.5.x (Jubilee) RC2 Installer Available

We are now feature complete for the next release of RSS Bandit and it's time to get the final bits of user testing before we declare the bits golden. You can obtain the installer from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit.1.5.0.9.Jubilee.RC2.zip

The major new features and bug fixes since the last official release (v.1.3.0.42) are listed below. There will be a comprehensive list of bug fixes and new features in the announcement for the final release. ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2007-02-17

RSS Bandit v1.3.0.42 Released

About a month ago we released the first cut of the Nightcrawler edition of RSS Bandit and promised that there'd be a bug fix release within a month. So exactly 30 days and about 100,000 downloads later, we're shipping the bug fix version of the Nightcrawler release.

Download the installer from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=96589&package_id=103276&release_id=381119. Differences between v1.3.0.38 and v1.3.0.42 below.... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2005-12-27

RSS Bandit v1.3.0.38 released

Differences between v1.3.0.29 and v1.3.0.38 below.

NEW FEATURES

* NNTP Newsgroups support: Users can specify a public NNTP server such as news.microsoft.com and subscribe to newsgroups on that server. Users can also respond to newsgroup posts as well as create new posts. Permalinks in a newsgroup post point to the post on Google Groups.

* Item Manipulation from Newspaper Views: Items can be marked as read or unread and flagged or unflagged directly from the newspaper view. This improves end user work flow as one no longer has to leave the newspaper view and right-click on the list view to either flag or mark a post as unread.... [read more](/p/rssbandit/news/2005/11/rss-bandit-v13038-released/)
Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2005-11-28

RSS Bandit v1.3.0.29 Released

This is primarily a bug fix release that fixes a couple of issues that weren't caught in beta testing for the previous release.

Differences between v1.3.0.26 and v1.3.0.29 below.

FEATURE: The 'Take over proxy settings from Internet Explorer' feature now supports proxy configuration scripts.

FEATURE: Traditional Chinese translation added.

FIXED: Application would crash on startup with the following error message; "ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Length cannot be less than zero" ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2005-04-12

RSS Bandit v1.3.0.26 Released

Differences between v1.2.0.117 and v1.3.0.26 below.

FEATURES:

Newspaper styles: Ability to view all unread posts in feeds and categories or all posts in a search folder in a Newspaper view. This view uses templates that are in the same format as those used by FeedDemon so one can use RSS Bandit newspaper styles in FeedDemon and vice versa. One can choose to specify a particular stylesheet for a given feed or category. For example, one could use the slashdot.fdxsl stylesheet for viewing Slashdot, headlines.fdxsl for viewing news sites in the News category and outlook-express.fdxsl for viewing blog posts. ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2005-03-20

RSS Bandit v1.3.x (Wolverine) Beta Installer Available

We are now feature complete for the next release of RSS Bandit. Interested users can download it at http://rssbandit.sourceforge.net/RssBandit.1.3.0.18.Wolverine.Beta.zip. All bugs specific to the previous alpha release have been fixed. The next steps for us are finish working on documentation, translations and fixing any bugs that are reported during the beta with the intention of shipping a final release in the next two weeks. ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2005-02-05

RSS Bandit v1.3.x (Wolverine) Alpha Installer Available

As promised in the RSS Bandit roadmap, the preview of the next version of RSS Bandit is now available for general download. You can now download it from http://rssbandit.sourceforge.net/RssBandit.1.3.0.12.Wolverine.Alpha.zip

NEW FEATURES THAT WORK

Newspaper styles: Ability to view all unread posts in a feed in a Newspaper view. This view uses templates that are in the same format as those used by FeedDemon so one can use RSS Bandit newspaper styles in FeedDemon and vice versa. ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2004-12-26

RSS Bandit Product RoadMap Updated

This morning I updated the RSS Bandit road map at http://www.rssbandit.org/ow.asp?RoadMap. Mostly we punted a bunch of low priority features to a future release codenamed 'Nightcrawler'. We also took one or two features out of the 'Wolverine' release. The current plan is to ship a beta of 'Wolverine' next month with the big features being the ability to delete items, newspaper views that are 100% compatible with FeedDemon Newspapers and being able to read & post to USENET newsgroups. Afterwards a final version will show up at the end of January or early in February at the latest. ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2004-11-26

RSS Bandit v1.2.0.117 Released

Differences between v1.2.0.114 and v1.2.0.117 below.

FEATURE: French translation added.

FEATURE: Double clicking on an item in the list view opens the link in a new browser tab.

FIXED: In certain situations RSS Bandit crashes with the following error message 'StartMainGui() exiting main event loop on exception.'

FIXED: Mouse wheel now supported in embedded Web browser pane.

FIXED: Changing the maximum item age for a feed does not refresh the feed and download old items still available in the feed. ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2004-08-31

RSS Bandit Product RoadMap

The RSS Bandit team has produced a road map describing the plans for the next release. It is available at http://www.rssbandit.org/ow.asp?RoadMap

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2004-08-06

RSS Bandit v1.2.0.114 Released

Differences between v1.2.0.112 and v1.2.0.114 below

FEATURE: Local search now supports boolean operators so one can write queries like "IBM | Microsoft & !Java" which means search for entries containing Microsoft or IBM but not Java. Queries can also be grouped with parenthesis such as "iPod & (iTunes | (Apple & !fruit))"

FEATURE: Tree view and list view now support the scroll wheel on Microsoft Intellimouse.

FIXED: "My Feeds" root node displays incorrect unread messages count after remote synchronization. ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2004-05-25

RSS Bandit v1.2.0.112 Installer Refreshed

The RSS Bandit installer has been refreshed and the following fixes made.

FEATURE: RSS Bandit now comes with a documentation helpfile so one doesn't need to go online to access the user documentation.
FIXED: During synchronization a feedlist may become corrupted and fail to load with the following error 'Keyref fails to refer some key'.
FIXED: When launched on a Brazilian Porteguese configured computer some text in dialog boxes is in English.
FIXED: If installing over an old version of RSS Bandit, existing search folders are replaced with the 'Unread Items' search folder. ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2004-05-05

RSS Bandit v1.2.0.112 Released

Differences between v1.2.0.90 and v1.2.0.112 below

FEATURE: Support for Atom 0.3 syndication format (http://www.mnot.net/drafts/draft-nottingham-atom-format-02.html)

FEATURE: Instances of RSS Bandit can now be synchronized using WebDAV, FTP or a file share. The data is transfered in a ZIP file containing information about the current state of your search folders, flagged items, replied items, subscribed feeds and read/unread messages. This is extremely useful for people who use RSS Bandit on different computers like from home and work or from school and home. ... read more

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2004-05-04