February 02, 2003


A productive day, indeed...

  • Encapsulated the browser code (with all IE-specific hacks) in a separate control, making it possible to reuse the control within Syndirella and to support an alternative Mozilla implementation in a later version.

  • As a side-effect of that, the Back and Forward buttons are enabled more correctly.

  • The main part: Import of channel directories in OCS and OPML formats from the Web, with the possibility to browse the directory and select the feeds you want to import.

  • Possiblity to import feeds from My.Yandex, MoreOver, NewsIsFree and MyRSS directly from the menu.

  • Support for the blogChannel RSS module. If a weblog contains a link to an OPML file with the list of feeds it is subscribed to, you can now view this list of subscriptions from within Syndirella. Tested on scripting.com.

  • Several improvements to the OCS import code.

Download binaries, sources or installer.

The import preview functionality still needs a lot of polish (search, language filtering, error handling). All this will be implemented in the following builds.

And after that, I think it's time to start pushing for the release of 0.91. The only major piece of functionality planned for 0.91 that is not yet implemented is the possibility to configure the default settings for feeds. Besides that, only bugfixing work remains. I think that it will be possible to release 0.91 final in two weeks.

Posted by yole at February 2, 2003 01:12 AM | TrackBack

...and to support an alternative Mozilla implementation in a later version.

Awesome work! Thanks Dmitry :)

Posted by: Stef on February 2, 2003 05:36 AM

Why even bother with the Mozilla stuff? No one cares anymore - time would be better spent elsewhere. Mozilla has been an incredible waste of programming talent, and is a poor excuse for a browser at this stage in the industry.

Posted by: Thomas Gage on February 2, 2003 08:45 PM

Mozilla blocks pop-ups easily. That's the top reason I use Mozilla. Tab support is nice too.

Posted by: sub on February 2, 2003 11:33 PM

I'm very excited about My.Yandex feeds support and Syndirella at all - it's the best RSS-reader now =))!

Posted by: Sergey Simakov on February 3, 2003 04:15 PM

Great improvements, thanks Dmitry (I switched to Mozilla a few months ago and I'm very happy to see it's now supported in Syndirella).

One quick question: I can't really figure out when and why the sigma sign in the taskbar gets animated. It is animated right now but I don't have any new article.

Wouldn't it be more intuitive to stop the animation whenever the user minimizes the window? To me, this action pretty much means "I'm done for now, let me know if new articles arrive".

Posted by: Cedric on February 5, 2003 11:21 PM
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