Work on Milestone 9 has started

One of the first steps in this new milestone is to move on to using Eclipse 3.4. Some of the cool benefits doing so is the ability to automatically retrieve proxy settings from the operating system (including proxy scripts that are popular in companies). Check out our nightlies if you can not wait until the final release.

As you can see from our roadmap, the top items for milestone 9 are
  • Scalability of the feed view
  • News Filter
The former should make it possible to display even thousands of news at once, without noticable slowdown. Think about showing the contents of a folder instantly as soon as you select it.

News Filter should will be fun. You will be able to define search-conditions and bind them to a certain action. E.g. showing the notifier, whenever a certain condition is true, or automatically labeling a news based on a condition.

Stay tuned for more info on the progress of M9!

RSSOwl 2.0 Milestone 8a released

This release fixes a number of issues from milestone 8. We recommend to upgrade to this new version.

RSSOwl 2.0 M8a now available

We are happy to announce that the next milestone of RSSOwl 2.0 is now available for download. This release comes with some very cool features:
  • Copy or Move News into Bins
  • Create Keyword Subscriptions (e.g. del.icio.us)
  • Undo/Redo now available for most operations
  • Display all feeds of a folder at once
  • Improved performance and reduced memory consumption
  • 100 bugs fixed
Download for: Windows | Linux | Linux 64Bit | Mac

A flash demo showing the new features in action is available as well. If you have used previous versions of RSSOwl 2.0, make sure to read the notes on how to update to milestone 8a.

For more information on RSSOwl 2.0, please visit boreal.rssowl.org.

RSSOwl 2.0 M8 RC1 available for testing

Milestone 8 is around the corner with great new features and we want to make sure to provide a stable release. That's why we ask for your help in giving this release candidate a try and to report any issues back to us. To help you make the decision to play around with M8 RC1, here is a list of some of the cool new features:
  • Copy or Move News into Bins
  • Create Keyword Subscriptions (e.g. del.icio.us)
  • Undo/Redo now available for most operations
  • Display all feeds of a folder at once
  • Improved performance and reduced memory consumption
  • More than 80 bugs fixed
Update: Thanks for testing, M8 is now available!.

RSSOwl 2.0 Milestone 7 released!

We are happy to announce that the next milestone of RSSOwl 2.0 is now available for download. This release comes with some very cool features:
  • Manage Labels
  • Clean Up Wizard for Feeds and News
  • New Location-Condition for searches
  • Preview of search results with highlight
  • Overhauled notifier showing excerpt of news
  • More than 100 bugs and features fixed
Download for: Windows | Linux | Linux 64Bit | Mac

A flash demo showing the new features in action is available as well. If you have used previous versions of RSSOwl 2.0, make sure to read the notes on how to update to milestone 7.

For more information on RSSOwl 2.0, please visit boreal.rssowl.org.

How to use Mozilla as Browser in RSSOwl?

Both RSSOwl 1.x and 2.x support Mozilla (XULRunner) as embedded browser on windows. Follow these steps to make it happen:
  • Download XULRunner
  • Execute "xulrunner --register-global" from the command line
That's it. From now on, RSSOwl will use XULRunner instead of the Internet Explorer. Ben

RSSOwl 1.2.4 released

The RSSOwl Team is happy to announce that RSSOwl 1.2.4 is now available for download. Among minor new features and a couple of bugfixes, this release comes with better support for Windows Vista, the ability to use Mozilla as embedded Browser on Windows and some improvements to the embedded Browser on Mac OS X. See the changelog for a complete list of changes.

Download for: Windows | Linux | Linux 64Bit | Mac | Solaris

If you want to benefit from many new cool features, you should give RSSOwl 2 a try. Its currently in beta stadium but already fully functional. Visit boreal.rssowl.org for more details.
Ben