Torsten and I are getting ready to ship the next version of RSS Bandit and have made a beta version available at http://rssbandit.sourceforge.net/builds/Bandit.2004.03.24.bin.zip
The beta version adds a couple of features over the last version of RSS Bandit such as support for the Atom 0.3 syndication format, the ability to import OPML lists into a specific category, translations to German & simplified Chinese, ability to display logos of feeds that provide them and auto-completion when typing URLs in the address bar.... read more
Because of the many stupid people that change or like to add content in a way that is not intended/wanted, we added password protection to edit requests.
Users are still welcome to post suggestions, ideas for new features or other enhancements for open discussion to the public forum at http://www.rssbandit.org/forum/ or more seriously at http://dev.rssbandit.org.
Do you have an MSN Messenger account? If so you should add Dare's email address (dareoATmicrosoftDOTcom) and Torsten's (tr66_spmAThotmailDOTcom) to your contact list.
Traditionally in Open Source projects, folks contribute small patches then bigger patches then finally get CVS access.
The first step is to send patches first that fix bugs, then graduate to sending us patches that implement features. If after evaluating your changes they are of sufficient quality and you give us the impression that you plan to contribute to RSS Bandit over a period of time then CVS access is yours.
The package does not contain new features compared to the previous release. There are only bugfixes, such as:
fixed: no icons for the provided shortcuts in the startmenu/desktop to start Bandit
fixed: Rss Search folders now can be saved also without specifying a search expression (e.g. Unread items only).
Existing (maybe wrong installed) folder definitions can now be corrected manually.
fixed: all the errors about invalid namespaces should not be thrown anymore.... read more
A mailing list dedicated to discussing RSS Bandit is now available. Details on how to susbscribe to the mailing list or view its archives are available at http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/rssbandit-users
Thanks to Ron Green for pointing out some problems with the recent RSS Bandit installer. Attempting an installation on a machine that didn't have RSS Bandit installed previously failed. Also an empty docked panel showed up in the UI on successful installs.
Both issues have been fixed and the installer has been refreshed.
Differences between v188.8.131.52 and v184.108.40.206 below
FEATURE: Support for customizing position of Reading Pane to give Outlook 2003 style reading pane layout. This is located under the View menu.
FEATURE: One can search downloaded feeds using full text, regular expression, XPath or date based searches. Searches can be saved in persistent "Search Folders". By default, an "Unread" items search folder is created on installation.... read more
The new home of the RSS Bandit project is on SourceForge now. Various things precipitated this move with the most recent being the fact that a Passport account was needed to download RSS Bandit from GotDotNet (http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/Workspaces/Workspace.aspx?id=cb8d3173-9f65-46fe-bf17-122e3703bb00). Dare and I'd like to thank Andy Oakley (http://blogs.gotdotnet.com/aoakley/) for all his help withGotDotNet Workspaces while RSS Bandit was hosted on there.... read more