Apr 2006

When 'Smart' Cut/Copy/Paste Attack

Daring Fireball: “If you’re young enough that your first computer was a Mac or a Windows PC, you probably can’t fathom just how big a deal Cut/Copy/Paste were when they were introduced as standard features of all applications.”

Building an Open Source Universal Binary

Apple Developer Connection: “Mac OS X includes many open source projects that contribute to the stability and robustness of the system. While Apple provides working versions of these for both PowerPC and Intel architectures, sometimes you want to build your own to tune performance or enable custom features.”

NetNewsWire 2.1b33: full and Lite versions

NetNewsWire IconNetNewsWire 2.1b33 (full and Lite) has been released!

This release includes several bug fixes: see the full version or Lite version change notes for details.

You can download NetNewsWire 2.1b33 via the NetNewsWire Betas page.

This beta will get existing users of the full version of NetNewsWire their two years free NewsGator premium subscription and two years of NetNewsWire updates. (For people who didn’t already do this in 2.1b32.) (If you have questions, please contact the support folks at support at newsgator dot com.)

Reminder: the full version remains on sale for $19.95 until 2.1 ships. Here’s the full scoop on the sale.

A Tour of Microsoft's Mac Lab

David Weiss: “Often when we have press events or special visits from our MVPs I’ll give them a tour of the Mac Lab and explain what we do. They’ve always found it very interesting and so I thought I’d share a virtual tour of our Mac Lab.”

Good Luck To John Gruber!

Daring Fireball: “There’s no other way for me to start this other than by firing away: Last week I left my full-time job at Joyent, for the sole reason so that I can write Daring Fireball as a full-time job.”

NetNewsWire 2.1b30: NewsGator syncing fixes

NetNewsWire IconNetNewsWire 2.1b30 has been released!

This release includes fixes and enhancements for NewsGator syncing—including better error reporting and handling of authentication errors. See the change notes for details.

You can download NetNewsWire 2.1b30 via the NetNewsWire Betas page.

Reminder: the full version remains on sale for $19.95 until 2.1 ships.

Developers To Mac Users: “Just Boot Into Windows”

CARS: “Experts expect that, at the rate developers are telling users to ‘just boot into Windows,’ within three years the only reason to boot into Mac OS X will be to move some files around with the Finder, play Chess and enjoy brushed metal interfaces.”

NetNewsWire (full and Lite) 2.1b28: syncing and misc. fixes

NetNewsWire IconNetNewsWire 2.1b28 has been released!

Highlights of this release include fixes and enhancements for NewsGator syncing—including removing the sync-at-shutdown sheets introduced in the previous beta. See the change notes for more details.

You can download the latest betas via the NetNewsWire Betas page.

Both full and Lite 2.1b28 betas are available. The full version remains on sale for $19.95 until 2.1 ships.

Demystifying Mail.app Plugins – A Tutorial

Tales from the Loonybin: “In the course of writing my email un-attachment plugin for Mail.app, I found that Apple has a capable, but entirely undocumented, plugin API. I’m providing this tutorial in the hopes that it may be useful to anyone else considering implementing a plugin for Apple Mail.” (Via Hawk Wings.)

Cocoalicious 1.0b41

Buzz Andersen: “I finally got around to producing a Cocoalicious Universal Binary release (b41) this week. This version also has support for del.icio.us’ long awaited private bookmarking feature (if you check the ‘private’ box while posting, Cocoalicious marks the post in its own local cache as private and flags it as private when uploading to del.icio.us).”

NewsGator REST API

Greg Reinacker: “We now have both SOAP and REST versions of the NewsGator Online API available. The SOAP version has been around for a while, and is used by our own products. The REST version is brand new, is documented here, and enters a public beta today.”

NetNewsWire uses the NewsGator Online API (of course)—it uses some SOAP calls and some REST calls. (I’d convert entirely to using the REST version, stop using SOAP entirely, were it not for the fact that you don’t fix what ain’t broke.)

NetNewsWire Lite 2.1b24

NetNewsWire IconNetNewsWire Lite 2.1b24 has been released!

This release includes lots of bug fixes, a major performance enhancement in the RSS parser, and 10.3.9 compatibility fixes. Read the change notes for more details.

You can download it via the NetNewsWire Betas page.

NetNewsWire 2.1b24: duplicates fix

NetNewsWire IconHot on the heels of 2.1b23 comes NetNewsWire 2.1b24!

It fixes a bug introduced in the previous beta where, in some circumstances, with some feeds, you could get duplicated items when you refresh.

You can download it via the NetNewsWire Betas page.

P.S. We have a beta of NetNewsWire Lite coming soon-ish, too—today or tomorrow.

NetNewsWire 2.1b23: bug fixes and performance enhancements

NetNewsWire IconNetNewsWire 2.1b23 has been released!

Highlights of this release include lots of bug fixes, a major performance enhancement in the RSS parser, AppleScript read/write access to each feed’s attention rating, and 10.3.9 compatibility fixes.

Download it via the NetNewsWire Betas page.

Read the NetNewsWire 2.1b23 change notes for the full scoop.

Reminder: NetNewsWire is on sale for $19.95 until NetNewsWire 2.1 ships. It will be a free upgrade for all current NetNewsWire users.

Delivering Content with RSS for Web Developers on Mac OS X

Apple Developer Connection: “RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is revolutionizing the delivery of web content. RSS is an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) format for coordinating the delivery of time-based content streams, or ‘feeds.’ This means that RSS can be used to deliver content that changes over time. RSS provides for the inclusion of additional data, similar to email attachments, using the <enclosure> tag.”

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