RSSOwl 1.2.1 released

The RSSOwl development team is happy to announce a fresh new version of RSSOwl.
After five months of work, version 1.2.1 is now available for download. The version number
might sound minor, but the changes are totally major!

On the usability side it is now possible to reorder Tabs in the Tabfolder via Drag and Drop
and opening the next unread Message is working, even if no Feed is displayed at all. Based
on the current selected Favorite, RSSOwl is automatically opening the next Favorite from
there that contains unread News. With this feature it is possible to have the Favorites-Tree
closed all the time to save some space, while still being able to navigate to the next unread News.

A new command "Open" was added to the contextual menu on a Category in the Favorites Tree. It
will open all Favorites that are a direct children of the Category into seperate Tabs in the

Annoyed by RSSOwl forgetting about which Favorites have unread News after restart? This was
finally fixed. Any Favorite with unread News will keep this information also between a restart.

RSSOwl is now using the native colors of the platform it is running on and supports the standard
themes on windows as well. These colors make RSSOwl better fit into the look and feel of the
running operating system.

A lot of work went into the Mac version of RSSOwl, which is now shipped as universal binary, supporting
both PowerPC and Intel. Some improvements include using the application menu for "About" and "Preferences",
support for the "Toggle Toolbar" Button top-right in the application window and a special flat look
that make RSSOwl look more like a native Mac application. Thanks to Andre Weinand for giving helping
hands here.

Thanks to Vlado Jasan and Neven Zitek for providing translations to Slovak and Croatian.

The License of RSSOwl was changed to the Eclipse Public License (EPL). The license is available online
at and also bundled with the release.

For a detailed list of changes that also include a lot of bugfixes, take a look at the changelog

May the Owl be with you,

Posted by Anonymous 2006-04-23

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