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RSSOwl 1.0 is out

RSSOwl is a RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader written in Java using SWT as fast graphic library. Read News in a tabfolder, save favorites in categories, Export to PDF / RTF / HTML / OPML, Import Feeds from OPML, perform fulltext-search, use internal browser. We are very happy to announce that RSSOwl 1.0 is now available. Thanks to the community for giving us feedback on some bugs in the release candidate that was released two weeks ago. Those are now fixed. In addition, all translations are completed and some where corrected.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-12-20

RSSOwl 1.0 RC1 released

After more than 1.5 years of development, the RSSOwl Team is proud to announce
the availability of RSSOwl 1.0 RC1. Thanks to the community that gave us a lot
of feedback during that time.

We are planning to release RSSOwl 1.0 Final in one week. During that time we
ask for feedback from all users. If there is anything going wrong, please let
us know :).

A lot of changes and countless number of bugfixes made it into this release.
The overall UI was improved and the menu structure updated. The new menus
"Edit" and "Favorites" cover common actions like "Reload All Favorites" or
"Search in all Favorites". A new button top-right inside the tabfolder allows
to quickly maximize and restore the tabfolder. ... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-12-05

Mark your calendar for upcoming RSSOwl 1.0

Hi,

after more than 1.5 years of development, RSSOwl 1.0 is very close to be released.

I will upload RSSOwl 1.0 Release Candidate 1 this Sunday the 5th Dec.

Then, the next seven days I am hopefully getting some feedback from you, how RSSOwl 1.0 is performing.
On Sunday the 12th Dec. RSSOwl 1.0 final should then be released.

May the owl be with you,
Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-12-03

The RSSOwl pre-release 1.0 11-03 is out

Uploaded a new pre-release version to:

http://www.rssowl.org/download/Integration_Build/

Latest changes where included in the changes_1_0.txt.

Note: Mac users have to chmod java_swt to executable rights in order to run the application bundle.

Note: Just ignore the message from RSSOwl that a new version was released. Disable update check in Preferences > Workbench.

Tomorrow I am going offline for 10 days, since I am travelling to greek doing some work for my university.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-11-03

Updated RSSOwl 1.0 Preview Online

A new preview release is online at:

http://www.rssowl.org/download/Integration_Build/

Build date: 31. Oct. 2004

Biggest changes:
- New Menu Structure and new Menu "Favorites"

  • Massive improvements to the Search in Newsfeeds and the Search Dialog (RegEx searches are result-highlighted, also showing result-highlight when internal browser is enabled and much more)

  • Some Bugfixes and i18n completion... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-10-31

*update* RSSOwl 1.0 Preview available for testing

I have just uploaded a new 1.0 PR version that includes some usefull things for better debugging of problems. Please have a second download from here:

http://www.rssowl.org/download/Integration_Build/

Thanks,
Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-10-13

RSSOwl 1.0 Preview available for testing

Hi,

I've uploaded a preview release of upcoming RSSOwl 1.0:

http://www.rssowl.org/download/Integration_Build/

Please note that for the Mac version you have to chmod the "java_swt" in the application bundle to executable rights.

I would love to get some feedback about this preview because lots of things have been implemented. Contact me directly via bpasero@rssowl.org then.

Biggest Changes:

  • Should now work bugfree as offline reader. Cached feeds are no longer deleted on reload.... read more
Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-10-13

RSSOwl moved to new Webhost

Hello,

RSSOwl has just moved to his new Webhost. That will not only increase the performance of the existing webpage, but also provides the needs for the web-relaunch that is planned when RSSOwl 1.0 is released.

Please Bookmark www.rssowl.org (or www.rssowl.de).

Regards,
Ben

PS: Mark your calendar for the upcoming release of RSSOwl 1.0 in some weeks :)

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-10-04

RSSOwl 0.9b RPMs are out

Special thanks to Kay for creating the new RPMs of RSSOwl 0.9b. Download them here:

https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=86683

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-09-26

Solution for compile problems of 0.9b

Hi,

unfortunately the readme of the 0.9b source release points to an old SWT version. That version misses one method that RSSOwl is using.

If you want to compile RSSOwl, make sure you use the latest SWT build from http://download2.eclipse.org/downloads/index.php.

To make sure that build is stable, always download the "3.1 Stream Integration Build".

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-09-23

RSSOwl ver. 0.9b released

With this new release, RSSOwl has made a big step towards the stable version 1.0.
A huge number of bugs has been fixed and very interesting and usefull features
have made it in.

The updated SWT version now allows to use Mozilla 1.7 as internal browser. Some other browser related bugs were fixed in that SWT version too.

The layout of generated PDF/RTF/HTML documents has been improved, such as PDF documents now show an outline with titles of all news as chapters. Not only the newstext but also publish date, author and the newsfeed site is now exported to the document too.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-09-21

RSSOwl ver. 0.82b released

RSSOwl is a RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader written in Java using SWT as fast graphic library. Read News in a tabfolder, save favorites in categories, Export to PDF / RTF / HTML / OPML, Import Feeds from OPML, perform fulltext-search, use internal browser. The next version of RSSOwl is available. Finally, loading any number of feeds and aggregations is now running completly in the background allowing to open feeds while a loading is running. This not only removes the annoying "Please wait..." dialog, but also improves the performance when loading aggregations. A comparison of time it takes loading the 130 sample favorites resulted in 14.5 seconds for RSSOwl 0.82b and 90.5 seconds for earlier versions.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-08-18

Help us promoting RSSOwl

Hello,

I just wanted to point you to the new "Promotion" section on rssowl.org. With the help of our cool designer Jesse R. we now provide two versions of promotional buttons. See "Promotion" on RSSOwl.org on how to include them on your webpage, or the page of your friends:

http://rssowl.sourceforge.net/promotion.php

Help us spread RSSOwl around the Net :).
Thanks,
Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-08-13

2d Bugfix release - Mac only

Another upate to the 0.81b release which only affects Mac users. If you are running Mac OS X and got problems launching RSSOwl, please have a new download and try again.

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-07-29

1st Bugfix release to 0.81b

I have just replaced the 0.81b release with updated files that will fix some problems that were reported:

  • Newsfeeds that required authentification did not work with RSSOwl

  • Some application crashes should be fixed

If you got any problems with the release from yesterday, please update your version.

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-07-28

RSSOwl ver. 0.81b released

Happy birthday RSSOwl!

We are very happy to announce the 1-year-birthday-version 0.81b. Some of the exciting new features include a tray-popup that informs when new news have been downloaded, support for GZip compressed newsfeeds, new powerfull XML Parser (Apache Xerces) and improved stability and performance.
Stunning new artwork and icons together with 3 new languages (Chinese Traditional, Finnish and Ukrainian) make this version a download-must.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-07-27

Preview of RSSOwl 0.81b available for Testing

Hi,

I've just uploaded the preview of RSSOwl 0.81b. Get it from here:
http://rssowl.org/download/Integration_Build/

My focus was on fixing the most critical bugs and improving the performance of RSSOwl. For example newsfeeds should now load faster. I got a lot of error reports, thanks for that. Please have a look at this preview and contact me if you encounter any problems or write into this thread:... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-07-14

RSSOwl & CVS

Hi,

I am back at a very good internet connection which makes it possible for me to keep the content of RSSOwl in CVS current. There should be an update at least once a week.

All versions downloaded from CVS will compile but will most likely be not as stable as the public releases.

To browse RSSOwl's CVS data use this URL: http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/rssowl

See this link on how to download the contents with a CVS tool:
http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=86683... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-07-08

Upcoming RSSOwl anniversary

Just wanted to inform you about my plans for the 1-year birthday of RSSOwl, 27th of July:

There will be a birthday-release (0.81b) that should fix all critical bugs that have been reported.

It might come with compression support for newsfeed-servers that provide gzip encoding, making feed-download very fast. Just gzip a 50kb XML file and you see what it's about :).

One year old RSSOwl will also have a special surprise that is so secret, that only 2 people in the whole world know of it ^^.

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-06-28

Future plans: Stabilizing RSSOwl in 0.81b

Hi,

I am currently getting a lot of feedback regarding unexpected
crashes of RSSOwl. Not sure if this is because of the new, easy
feedback mechanism that allows to directly send a mail after
the exception occured. Or maybe because of the huge list of
changes in RSSOwl 0.8b.

Future plans for RSSOwl are to stabilize it in 0.81b with less
focus on feature enhancements, but bugfixing and restructuring
of the sourcecode. ... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-06-21

RSSOwl release 0.8b *updated*

Hello Users,

I've just uploaded an updated RSSOwl 0.8b. If you had a download yesterday, please download again.

The updated version allows to register to AmphetaRate from within RSSOwl (in Preferences "AmphetaRate) and should fix a critical bug that only occured on Mac / Linux / Solaris (thanks for several Error Reports I received on that issue).

I am still not 100% sure if that bug was fixed. Hope to get feedback from you about this updated version.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-06-21

RSSOwl ver. 0.8b released

We are very happy to announce a brand new version of RSSOwl with a lot of new features that greatly improve usability and handling. RSSOwl is a RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader written in Java using SWT as fast graphic library. Read News in a tabfolder, save favorites in categories, Export to PDF / RTF / HTML / OPML, Import Feeds from OPML, perform fulltext-search, use internal browser.

For those who can't wait, here are short keywords on the biggest improvements:... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-06-21

Important News for AmphetaRate Users

The latest RSSOwl version 0.8b brings a new AmphetaRate preferences page that allows to create an account with username and password.

This feature is currently not 100% available.

Please visit http://amphetarate.sf.net and register a new account using the registration form provided.

You may also enter your old user id, if you are an existing user and want to upgrade to the new account without loosing your old ratings. After registration, simply type your username and password in the AmphetaRate preferences.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-06-20

Latest RSSOwl prerelease 0.8b_2004-06-04 available

Hello,

its time again to release a new integration build. Get it from here:

http://rssowl.sourceforge.net/download/Integration_Build

Major Changes:

o Worked on all dialogs. Size is now calculated dynamically in dependance of the selected font size (with DLUs - Dialog Units). A dialog's height is now dynamically set so that all controls become visible. Changed some layouts, added icons and a separator to divide from OK and CANCEL buttons. New "Import From OPML" dialog. ... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-06-04

RSSOwl prerelease 0.8b_2004-06-01 available for testing

I am happy to announce the latest RSSOwl preview of upcoming version 0.8b:

http://rssowl.sourceforge.net/download/Integration_Build/

Major changes:

o Offline archive: Loaded newsfeeds are cached, and you'll be able to read them even when being offline. Newsfeeds are cached for 2 days, so being deleted after that period if not updated meanwhile

o RSSOwl is now automatically deciding wether to load a newsfeed from cache or from the real source. This is done with checking some headers from the server which give information about if the newsfeed was modified since last visit.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2004-06-01