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It's been almost a year since the last RSSOwl update, and there are some
fundamental issues with the program not being able to handle many feeds
(primarily those with atom elements).
No sign of any updates in the near future, or that anyone else is looking to
take over the project; should it be considered abandoned?
This would be a shame if so, as it's quite a good program overall, just
needing a few basic fixes at the moment to make it work with all RSS feeds
Are there any other RSS readers which are comparable to RSSOwl? What would be
the best alternative?
RSSOwl needs some bug fixes, that's right. And it is open source, so every one
can contribute fixing those bugs. Benjamin Pasero stopped actively developing
RSSOwl, for him RSSOwl is in "mainentance mode". I am currently trying to
understand RSSOwl to port it to Eclipse RCP 4.2, which would solve most issues
related to the internal browser. And there are some more issues in the feed
parsers. If you could do some coding, fork RSSOwl on
https://github.com/rssowl/RSSOwl and fix
And I'll ask Benjamin Pasero to release the bugfix for this Google Reader
I could do some coding, but it's quite a high learning curve just to get
started on the project really; I'm used to C++ and the like, I don't know
anything about Eclipse, and the codebase of RSSOwl (which I've had a look
through) seems tricky to navigate.
Are forked versions going to feed back into mainline RSSOwl? Fair enough that
the author doesn't have the time to develop, but will there be work going back
into mainline and on official releases?
Ok, RSSOwl is complex, that's right…
Yes, they will. At least my fork where I am porting RSSOwl to Eclipse RCP 4.2