Jan 2003

Spring 1.1b2

The latest beta of Spring adds RSS support—support for RSS headlines and drag-and-drop from NetNewsWire. Very cool.

NetNewsWire 1.0b14

This release includes several small changes, including a new command in the Services menu for making it easier to subscribe to RSS channels. See the change notes for more details.

Editing Radio Weblogs

This page describes how to configure NetNewsWire and Radio UserLand so you can use NetNewsWire to edit your Radio weblog. (There will be similar pages for other weblog systems too, of course.)

NetNewsWire Pro 1.0b13

This release includes category editing support for Radio, Movable Type, and Manila (news items) sites. For more details read the change notes.

Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 2

O’Reilly, Chris Stone—more about cron.

Apple X11 Public Beta FAQ

Questions, answers.

Blosxom 1.0

Rael Dornfest: “While Blosxom has been out (and used in droves) for some time now, I thought it high time for a 1.0.”

News That Comes to You

J.D. Lasica on RSS news readers: “Instead of the hunt and peck of Web surfing, you can download or buy a small program that turns your computer into a voracious media hub, letting you snag headlines and news updates as if you were commanding the anchor desk at CNN.”

Parsing RSS At All Costs

Mark Pilgrim writes for xml.com: “On average, at any given time, about 10% of all RSS feeds are not well-formed XML... There is also a technical solution to this problem: don’t use an XML parser.”

Where Next for RSS?

Tim Bray on the future of RSS and RSS readers. Update: I’ve posted some feedback on inessential.com.

Making news aggregators easy

Michael Alderete proposes a way to make using news aggregators easier on OS X.

The Cost of Free

Steven Frank (of Panic fame) on the hidden costs of free applications.

PHP 4.3 and Mac OS X

O’Reilly on building and installing a modern version of PHP on OS X.

Computerworld RSS Feeds

Computerworld has gone for RSS in a big way. Check out their big list of feeds. Very cool.


By Evan Jones, an open source Cocoa class for tables and outlines with variable row heights.

NetNewsWire Pro 1.0b12

This release adds better support for Blosxom and Blosxom-compatible weblogs, including support for sub-folders and a script that can be run when posting a new or edited file. See the change notes for more details.

NetNewsWire 1.0b11

This release contains a mix of bug fixes. See the change notes.

NetNewsWire 1.0b10

This release fixes a crashing bug introduced in the previous beta.

NetNewsWire Pro 1.0b9

This release includes under-the-hood fixes for the news reader. The goals are stability, less memory use, and faster performance.

NetNewsWire Pro 1.0b8

This release focuses on the news reader. Changes include displaying the time for the next refresh, remembering column sizes, and fixing an OPML subscriptions importing bug. (See the change notes for more info.)

The X Factor: Apple Rolls Out New Version of X11 Windowing Environment

Linux Journal on Apple’s X11.

Blackhole Media news

OS X developers Blackhole Media have added a news page and an RSS feed. Cool.


WebCore is the framework developers can use to add Safari’s HTML renderer to their applications. There’s a pretty good chance NetNewsWire will use this. Step one for me will be to get it working with a simple test app.

X11 Tips

Mac OS X Hints has a collection of tips for using Apple’s new X11 implementation.

MetaWeblog API mailing list

Dave Winer started a new mailing list on implementing and evolving the MetaWeblog API. Excellent. I subscribed, of course.

Simple Localization with PHP

Super-scripter and francophone Emmanuel Décarie on localizing PHP-based sites.

NetNewsWire Pro 1.0b7

You can now edit Blosxom and Blosxom-compatible sites with the Weblog Editor. Another change makes downloading recent posts from Blogger sites (in the Weblog Editor) more reliable.

NetNewsWire Pro 1.0b6

This release fixes a crashing bug with Blogger sites and adds the ability to create custom tags for the weblog editor.

NetNewsWire Pro 1.0b5

This release fixes several crashes when editing Movable Type sites.


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