Jun 2003

Reminder -- NetNewsWire $29.95 through Monday

Just a reminder that NetNewsWire is available for $29.95 (USD) through the end of June, a 25% savings. July 1 it will return to its regular price of $39.95 (USD).

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NetNewsWire 1.0.3 released, 25% off

The big news in 1.0.3 is the new Combined View, which puts titles and descriptions together in a single pane. Another new feature is the ability to edit LiveJournal weblogs. See What’s New in NetNewsWire 1.0.3 for more details.

As a celebration—of the new release, of WWDC (and WebKit!), and of the start of Summer—we’re running a 25%-off sale: NetNewsWire is $29.95 through the end of June. (The 10-user license is $22.45 per user.)

NetNewsWire 1.0.3b2

This latest beta fixes some bugs—and there’s a new feature: you can now edit LiveJournal weblogs. See the change notes for more on what changed.

This may be the final beta before 1.0.3 ships, so we’re looking for deal-stopper bugs, bugs bad enough that they have to be fixed before 1.0.3 ships.

Qt/Mac GPL'd

Qt/Mac will be released under the GPL license at this year’s WWDC.

Core Mac OS X and Unix Programming

This new book from Big Nerd Ranch covers sockets programming, debugging with gdb, catching signals, that kind of thing.

NetNewsWire 1.0.3b1

The big new feature in NetNewsWire 1.0.3b1 is the Combined View, which puts titles and descriptions together. More changes are listed on the change notes.

itopik.com list of newsreaders

A new list of RSS newsreaders appears at itopik.com. It’s amazing how quickly this category has grown.

LiveJournal Supports Blogger API

The LiveJournal folks added Blogger API support to their system so that people using software such as w.bloggar and NetNewsWire can post to their LiveJournal sites.


It’s “an Objective-C wrapper for the Core Foundation CFUUID.h header at /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework, with additional features.” By Bill Cheeseman.

Spring 1.3

UserCreations Spring 1.3 includes new features: canvas-to-canvas trading, deeper integration with Watson, and more.

Defaults Manager 1.0 Beta 1

From Kuwan.net comes a browser for OS X preferences files.

Knowing When to Let Go

Rob Rix on Cocoa memory management.

O’Reilly Mac Innovators contest deadline nears

Derrick Story: “The deadline for entry is Monday, June 16, which is right around the corner. If you’ve participated in the first contest, and haven’t entered again, I’d urge you to do so.”


Weblogs organized by topic—it looks like it could be cool.

O’Reilly Interview with Robb Beal

This is the second of O’Reilly’s Innovator Insight interviews. Robb: “The idea grew over the course of five years! I constantly found myself asking why the personal computer user experience wasn’t more conceptual and less machine-like.”

F-Script 1.2.4

The open source scripting environment for Cocoa has been updated.


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