Feb 2004


The folks at Inferiis have released Mushroom, a “utility which assists Cocoa developers to create and maintain the localized resources of their projects, and the translators to localize existing software.” Sounds like it could be quite useful.

ExitToShell Developer Forums

The ExitToShell folks have set up new online forums for Mac developers.

The Coming RSS Revolution

Arik Hesseldahl (Forbes.com): "... 2004, it seems, is the year the RSS feed--the letters stand for real simple syndication or rich site summary--is going mainstream."

Mighty Atom: Really Similar Syndication?

Jason Cook (Webmonkey): “...But most of us are more or less resigned to keeping both types of screwdrivers in our toolkits—we’ll use whichever one is handy and fits our needs.”

Tasks Pro 1.0 released

Alex King has released Tasks Pro 1.0, his web-based task manager. From the screenshots it looks pretty cool. It even generates RSS feeds!

Apple RSS Feeds

Apple put up a page listing their RSS feeds. Many of them are already in NetNewsWire’s Sites Drawer, but not the latest-downloads-by-category feeds.

Brent on Inside Mac Radio

Brent spoke with the folks at Inside Mac Radio on Saturday. An archive of the show is available for download here.

NNW Subscription to iPod Contacts script

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes: “This script will copy the news items of the selected Subscription in NetNewsWire in vCard format to the Contacts folder of iPod for portable reading.”

Scripting File and Creator Types

Daring Fireball: “Mac OS X brings together two worlds of scripting—traditional Mac OS AppleScript, and traditional Unix scripting.”

NetNewsWire special Atom beta

We’ve posted a special Atom beta for testing the Atom parser in both full and Lite versions of NetNewsWire. It doesn’t include all the peripheral parts of Atom support, but it includes the central part, the ability to read and display Atom feeds.

NetNewsWire turns 1 year old

One year ago today: "NetNewsWire 1.0 is now shipping!"

Today is the one-year anniversary of the release of NetNewsWire 1.0. It's been a great first year and we look forward to what the next year will bring!

Thanks to everyone for all your support and encouragement—and look for lots more cool features to come!

NetNewsWire and NetNewsWire Lite 1.0.8

This release of NetNewsWire and NetNewsWire Lite fixes a couple small but important bugs and adds a bunch of feeds to the Sites Drawer.

See What’s New in 1.0.8 for details.

New Browsers

The Omni Group released OmniWeb 5.0b1. Apple released Safari 1.2.

ATPM: Outliner User Interfaces

Ted Goranson continues his excellent series on outliners with a discussion of different user interface conventions.


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