Aug 2002


Very cool software from UserCreations. “More Human. Less Machine. The Spring Desktop is concept-centric, not file, folder, site, or brand-centric. It’s designed for the way you naturally think.”

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0b21

This beta adds a few new features and fixes bugs—most especially the bug where you couldn’t mark the current headline as unread. Now you can.

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0b19

This release fixes bugs and adds features, including a dock menu enhancement: if you hold down the option key when choosing a headline from the dock menu, it will open in NetNewsWire instead of in your browser. (Jaguar only, unfortunately.) More changes are, of course, on the change notes page.

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0b18

This latest beta fixes bugs, makes the dock menu hierarchical (on Jaguar), and adds a few new commands.

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0b17

This release fixes some Jaguar-specific layout, UI, and subscription-reading bugs.

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0b16

This release fixes a number of bugs.

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0b15

Changes include improved RSS discovery, importing of OPML files, and a bunch of weblogs added to the Sites drawer.

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0b14

This new version supports RSS discovery, which makes it easier to subscribe to sites—all you have to do in many cases is type in the URL of its home page rather than of its RSS feed.

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0b13

This release fixes some crashing bugs and improves the Sites drawer toolbar icon (so it looks less like an inactive icon).

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0b12

Bug fixes: fixed arrow key navigation; fixed an occasional crashing bug when adding a new subscription.

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0b11

This release adds new features such as the ability to group subscriptions and have multiple aggregate views. It gets a new icon by Bryan Bell. For more about what’s new, see the change notes.

ScriptWeb Updated

The re-organized home page contains a new layout and new links.

Open Source OPML Class for Cocoa

The OPML class that I developed for NetNewsWire (so that it could import subscriptions files) is now available under the BSD license. The included test app shows not just how to parse OPML but also how to hook it up to an NSOutlineView. Here’s a screen shot.

Open Source RSS Class for Cocoa

This is the same RSS class that NetNewsWire and MacNewsWire use. It’s released under the relatively non-restrictive BSD license. Since it uses CoreFoundation’s XML parser, in theory it could be adapted for Carbon use too.

Zoe adds RSS support

The latest release of zoe, the browser-based email app and search engine, creates RSS feeds.

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0b7

This release fixes a serious performance issue introduced in 1.0b6. It also adds a new Open Home in Browser command and fixes a few other small bugs.


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