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RSSOwl 2.0 Milestone 9 released

We are happy to announce that the next milestone of RSSOwl
2.0 is now available for download. This release comes with
some very cool features:

  • News Filter - apply actions on news automatically

  • New quick way of assigning Labels to News

  • Support for Phrase Searches

  • Improved Notifier

  • Multi Tabbed Browsing

  • Improved and secured embedded browser

  • Secure credentials with a master password

  • Automatically detect proxy settings (Windows)... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2009-03-04

RSSOwl 2.0 M9 Release Candidate 2 now available

We are happy to announce that RC2 of Milestone 9 is now available for download. We consider this build feature complete. Please report feedback directly to http://dev.rssowl.org. Noteworthy features include:

  • News Filter - apply actions on news automatically

  • New quick way of assigning Labels to News

  • Support for Phrase Searches

  • Improved Notifier

  • Multi Tabbed Browsing

  • Improved and secured embedded browser... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2009-02-03

Public Preview of RSSOwl 2.0 M9 available

We are happy to announce that a public preview of upcoming Milestone 9 is now available for download. Noteworthy features already included in this preview:

  • Fullscreen Exclusive Mode
  • Support for Phrase Searches
  • Improved Notifier
  • Multi Tabbed Browsing
  • Improved and secured embedded browser
  • Secure credentials with a master password
  • Automatically detect proxy settings (Windows)
  • a total of 69 bugs fixed... read more
Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2008-11-23

Sneak peek 2.0 Milestone 9

Milestone 8a has been out in the wild for a while now and I wanted to give a quick update on what nightly versions of Milestone 9 are already providing as new features and bugfixes:

* Secure credentials with a master password
* Automatic proxy detection
* Support for Firefox 3 and XULRunner 1.9
* 27 bugfixes and features so far

In case you have troubles running RSSOwl 2.0 M8a on Linux, make sure to give the nightly a try! We do the best to keep the nightlies stable and usable. As usual when using nightlies, make sure to backup your profile folder. See the FAQ for more details.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2008-08-13

Help wanted: Design the new website for RSSOwl 2.0

Looking for a cool opportunity to show your skills as web designer? Take a look at the Job [1] I just posted over at SourceForge. It's all about creating the next generation of rssowl.org for RSSOwl 2.0. If you are interested, please contact [2] me directly.

[1] http://sourceforge.net/people/viewjob.php?group_id=86683&job_id=30736
[2] http://www.rssowl.org/contact

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2008-05-07

RSSOwl 2.0 Milestone 8a released

This release fixes a number of issues from milestone 8. We recommend to upgrade to this new version.

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2008-04-26

RSSOwl 2.0 Milestone 8 is available

We are happy to announce that the next milestone of RSSOwl 2.0 is now available for download. This release comes with some very cool features:

  • Copy or Move News into Bins
  • Create Keyword Subscriptions (e.g. del.icio.us)
  • Undo/Redo now available for most operations
  • Display all feeds of a folder at once
  • Improved performance and reduced memory consumption
  • More than 80 Bugs fixed

A flash demo showing the new features in action is available as well (http://boreal.rssowl.org/demos/m8/rssowl_m8.html). If you have used previous versions of RSSOwl 2.0, make sure to read the notes on how to update to milestone 8:

http://boreal.rssowl.org/#2a

For more information on RSSOwl 2.0, please visit http://boreal.rssowl.org.

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2008-03-09

RSSOwl 2.0 M8 RC1 available for testing

Milestone 8 is around the corner with great new features and we want to make sure to provide a stable release. That's why we ask for your help in giving this release candidate a try and to <a href="http://dev.rssowl.org">report</a> any issues back to us. To help you make the decision to play around with M8 RC1, here is a list of some of the cool new features:

  • Copy or Move News into Bins
  • Create Keyword Subscriptions (e.g. del.icio.us)
  • Undo/Redo now available for most operations
  • Display all feeds of a folder at once
  • Improved performance and reduced memory consumption
  • More than 80 Bugs fixed... read more
Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2008-02-28

RSSOwl 2.0 Milestone 7 released!

We are happy to announce that the next milestone of RSSOwl 2.0 is now available for download. This release comes with some very cool features:

  • Manage Labels
  • Clean Up Wizard for Feeds and News
  • New Location-Condition for searches
  • Preview of search results with highlight
  • Overhauled notifier showing excerpt of news
  • More than 100 bugs and features fixed

A flash demo showing the new features in action is available as well (http://boreal.rssowl.org/demos/m7/rssowl_m7.html). If you have used previous versions of RSSOwl 2.0, make sure to read the notes on how to update to milestone 7:

http://boreal.rssowl.org/#2a

For more information on RSSOwl 2.0, please visit http://boreal.rssowl.org.

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2007-12-19

RSSOwl 1.2.4 released

The RSSOwl Team is happy to announce that RSSOwl 1.2.4 is now available for download. Among minor new features and a couple of bugfixes, this release comes with better support for Windows Vista, the ability to use Mozilla as embedded Browser on Windows and some improvements to the embedded Browser on Mac OS X. See the changelog for a complete list of changes.

For a detailed list of changes that also include a lot of bugfixes, take a look at the changelog at http://www.rssowl.org/CHANGELOG.txt.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2007-11-26

See what's hot in upcoming RSSOwl 2.0 M7

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2007-10-01

RSSOwl 2.0 Milestone 6 is out!

We are happy to announce that the next milestone of RSSOwl 2.0 is now available for download. This release comes with some very cool features:

* Live update of saved searches
* Notification popup when receiving news
* Faster search and relevance indicator

A flash demo showing the new features in action is available as well (http://boreal.rssowl.org/demos/rssowl_2_m6_nn.html). If you have used previous versions of RSSOwl 2.0, make sure to read the notes on how to update to milestone 6:... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2007-06-07

Preview of RSSOwl 1.2.4 available

The RSSOwl Team is happy to announce that a preview of upcoming RSSOwl 1.2.4 is now available for download. We are very busy working on the 2.0 release, but there was some time left to adopt the latest version of SWT from the Eclipse 3.3 development cycle. Windows Vista users will benefit from a much better look and feel and those that don't want to use the Internet Explorer as embedded browser on Windows can now switch over to Mozilla (XULRunner). For a complete list of changes in this preview, please consult the changelog. ... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2007-04-17

RSSOwl 2.0 Milestone 5a is released

This release addresses some bugs in the previous version as well as providing support for connections through a proxy server. The full list of changes is available from dev.rssowl.org and downloads are available from http://boreal.rssowl.org.

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2007-03-25

RSSOwl 2.0 Milestone 5 now available for download

We are happy to announce the availability of RSSOwl 2.0 Milestone 5. Keep in mind that this is a preview and not yet the final version. You will find more information and links to downloads from the new domain:

http://boreal.rssowl.org

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2007-03-02

RSSOwl 1.2.3 released

The RSSOwl development team is happy to announce the new version 1.2.3 of RSSOwl.

You can now subscribe to feeds with RSSOwl by passing the url of the feed as argument to the executing launcher (e.g. rssowl.exe on windows). This works very well with the new Firefox 2 where RSSOwl will be visible in the list of newsreaders to select when opening a feed in Firefox. In case you are already subscribed to the feed, it will display its content.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2006-11-26

RSSOwl 1.2.3 Release Candidate 1 available

The first release candidate of upcoming RSSOwl 1.2.3 is now available for all supported operating systems:

The Changelog at http://www.rssowl.org/dl/Integration_Build/changelog.txt lists the new features and bugfixes.
We would like you to test this version and report any issues back to us.
Thanks!

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2006-10-30

RSSOwl 1.2.2 released

The RSSOwl development team is happy to announce a fresh new version of RSSOwl.
After four months of work, version 1.2.2 is now available for download. This
version comes with some enhancements, a lot of bugfixes and improved security
from the embedded browser on windows.

The integrated Feed-Validator was removed due to lacking support for RDF and Atom
formats. The new Validator allows to enter the URL of the Newsfeed and will forward
to the well-known W3C Feed-Validator that supports all major formats and namespaces.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2006-08-27

RSSOwl 1.2.2 Release Candidate 3 available

The third and hopefully final release candidate of upcoming RSSOwl 1.2.2 is now available for all supported operating systems:

The Changelog at http://www.rssowl.org/dl/Integration_Build/changelog.txt lists the new features and bugfixes. We would like you to test this version and report any issues back to us. Thanks!

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2006-08-13

RSSOwl 1.2.2 Release Candidate 2 available

The second release candidate of upcoming RSSOwl 1.2.2 is now available for all supported operating systems:

The Changelog at http://www.rssowl.org/dl/Integration_Build/changelog.txt lists the new features and bugfixes. We would like you to test this version and report any issues back to us. Thanks!

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2006-08-10

RSSOwl 1.2.2 Release Candidate 1 available

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 first release candidate of upcoming RSSOwl 1.2.2 is now available for all supported operating systems:

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2006-07-06

RSSOwl 1.2.1 Linux RPMs are online

Thanks to Kay, the RPMs for 1.2.1 are now online as well and available from here:

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

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2006-04-29

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.... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2006-04-23

RSSOwl 1.2.1 Release Candidate 2 available *new*

We are happy to announce the second, and final release candidate of
upcoming RSSOwl 1.2.1.

The release candidate is available for all operating systems at:

We are now shipping with Mac Universal Binaries, allowing to finally run
RSSOwl on both Mac Intel and Mac PowerPC!

If you are interested in testing each bit of the new features and
bugfixes, please follow the testplan at:... read more

Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2006-04-15

RSSOwl 1.2.1 Release Candidate 1 available

We are happy to announce the first release candidate of upcoming RSSOwl 1.2.1.
It includes a lot of bugfixes and some really cool new features that improve usability.

The release candidate is available for all operating systems at:

* http://www.rssowl.org/dl/Integration_Build/

If you are interested in testing each bit of the new features and bugfixes, please follow the testplan at:

* http://www.rssowl.org/dl/Integration_Build/testplan.txt... [read more](/p/rssowl/news/2006/03/rssowl-121-release-candidate-1-available/)
Posted by Benjamin Pasero 2006-03-22

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