RSSOwl 1.0.2 RPMs

While Ben is on vacation it's my privilege to announce that RSSOwl 1.0.2 RPMs are out now, thanks to our RPM maintainer Kay Patzwald.



Out for holidays

I am visiting Greece for one week and will not be able to check my mails.


RSSOwl 1.1 Preview 2005-02-27 is out

The new preview of upcoming RSSOwl 1.1 is now available for download.

Please tell me what you think of the new ToolBar. As always, report any issues either by opening Bug Reports / Feature Requests at SourceForge or by mailing me directly.


A ToolBar for RSSOwl 1.1

Just implemented a feature that a lot of users have been asking for: A ToolBar containing buttons for common actions (like "Mark All News as read" or "Reload").

Currently the number of items is 10, with some space to the right of the bar. As this ToolBar will be static for 1.1 (maybe dynamic later), I am thinking of the items that should be included.

I would like to get some feedback from you, which items are mandatory for the new ToolBar. You'll get a chance to see the new ToolBar in the next preview release on Sunday.


Released RSSOwl 1.0.2 and RSSOwl 1.1 Preview

Update: Make sure to have a look at the new 1.1 preview-release 1.1 2005-02-27.

We are happy to announce the availability of RSSOwl 1.0.2 and 1.1 Preview.

If you are running RSSOwl 1.0 or any older version, please update to 1.0.2. A lot of bugs have been fixed and SWT was updated to the latest version.

If you are interested in what RSSOwl 1.1 will look like, have a download of the preview-version. Please report any bugs at our bugtracker on SourceForge. May the owl be with you, Ben

Suggest Newsfeeds for RSSOwl 1.1

As some may know, RSSOwl's list of sample newsfeeds is very long, contains lot's of categories...and is kind of old ;)

For upcoming RSSOwl 1.1. I would like to give the list of samples a facelift.

If you are knowing of cool newsfeeds that should be added to the list of samples, please let me know (either post a comment or send a mail).


Subscription Feature - Removed in RSSOwl 1.1?

I am playing with the idea of removing the entire subscription feature from RSSOwl beginning with the next version 1.1.

For a new user its hard to understand what the difference between a favorite and a subscription is.

Subscriptions are usefull when people want to share the same newsfeeds. The newsfeeds are then stored inside a subscription (xml file) that is put on a server. Each time RSSOwl starts, the collection of newsfeeds is synchronized.

I reckon not much users of RSSOwl make use of subscriptions. I am hardly getting any feedback on this feature.

Maybe someone got a better solution that allows to keep the Subscription feature, but without confusing the user?