Happy Birthday RSSOwl!

Today is RSSOwl's second birthday! Two years ago, 27th of July in 2003 the project went online at SourceForge.

I took this event as motivation to write an article at Techforge reflecting two years of development on RSSOwl.

I hope you will enjoy reading,
Ben

Screencasting RSSOwl with Wink

I just found out about a very cool freeware called "Wink". Wink allows to create visual tutorials on how to use a software. The result is then available as Flash Movie. Downloads are available for Windows and Linux.

Playing around with it, I came to this result: Simple Screencast of RSSOwl

If anyone is interested in creating a cool screencast about RSSOwl, let me know. Good screencasts will be added to the Overview section.

Ben

Search back online

As the title says: The search is now back online. :)

RSSOwl 1.1.3 released

The RSSOwl development team is happy to announce a brand new version after one month of hard work. This version is close to be called a 1.2, looking at the awesome new features that are in:
  • Favorites are now showing the number of unread News next to the name
  • It is now possible to drag Sub-Categories up to the Root of the Tree
  • Drag Links from other applications into RSSOwl to create new Favorites
  • Most input fields now allow to drag and drop Text into
  • Support for the Feed-Protocol to quickly create new Favorites
  • Tutorial was updated and cleaned-up
  • A lot of Bugfixes
Download: Windows | Linux | Mac | Solaris

May the owl be with you,
Ben

Eclipse 3.1 has been released

Eclipse.org has released version 3.1 of Eclipse, for me the best integrated development environment for Java. Congratulations! RSSOwl has evolved a lot with the ongoing development on SWT.

RSSOwl was entirely developed using Eclipse. A list of new features is available here. Thanks for adding me to the Acknowledgments.

RSSOwl 1.1.2 is out

We are happy to announce the second bugfix-release for the 1.1 branch. With an update to the latest SWT version, two of the most annoying Browser bugs on windows got fixed. Say goodbye to the dialog that kept popping up, in case the visited webpage contained erroneous JavaScript. The other bugfix helps for Blogs that show images in their Newsitems. In some cases, RSSOwl showed just a blank, empty page when clicking on one of these.

On the feature side, RSSOwl 1.1.2 is bringing two new update intervals: 30 Minutes and 6 Hours. In addition it is now possible to hide the small Toolbar that is placed in the Favorites Tree by accessing its context-menu and unchecking the "Toolbar" entry.

Please see the Changelog at http://rssowl.org/CHANGELOG.txt for a complete list of changes.

Download: http://www.rssowl.org/download

May the Owl be with you,
Ben

Opened IRC Chat #rssowl at irc.freenode.net

Welcome to the new, official IRC Channel #rssowl on FreeNode. Feel free to join and discuss with users and developers.

Ben