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.

Per feed newspaper styles: Ability to specify a particular stylesheets for a given feed. For example, one could use the slashdot.fdxsl stylesheet for viewing Slashdot, headlines.fdxsl for viewing news sites and outlook-express.fdxsl for viewing blog posts.

Skim Mode: Added option to 'Mark All Items As Read on Exiting a Feed'

Search Folder Improvements: Made the following additions to the context menu for search folders; 'New Search Folder', 'Refresh Search', 'Mark All Items As Read' and 'Rename Search Folder'. Also deletion of a search folder now prompts the user to prevent accidental deletion

Item Deletion: News items can be deleted by either using the [Del] key or using the context menu. Deleted items go to the "Deleted Items" special folder and can be deleted permanently by emptying the folder or restored to the original feed at a later date.

UI Improvements: Tabbed browsers now use a multicolored border reminiscent of Microsoft OneNote.

Limited NNTP Support: Ability to add a news server via the Tools->Newsgroups menu items. Once added the available news groups on that news server can be queried.

NEW FEATURES THAT DON'T WORK

Subscribing to newsgroups
Ability to filter items in list view by some search parameters
Option of automatic upload/download of RSS Bandit state for synchronization purposes
Column chooser to enable users pick what columns show up in the list view.

For a detailed log of the differences between the Wolverine alpha and v1.2.0.117 check out the RSS Bandit changelog at http://www.rssbandit.org/ow.asp?YetImplementedFeatures .

Posted by Dare Obasanjo 2004-12-26