We are about ready to ship the second release of RSS Bandit this year. This release will be codenamed ShadowCat. This version will primarily be about bug fixes with one or two minor convenience features thrown in. If you are an RSS Bandit user who's had problems with crashes or other instability in the application, please grab the installer at RssBandit. and let us know if this improves your user experience. 

New Features

  • Newspaper view can be configured to show unread items in a feed as multiple pages instead of a single page of items

Major Bug Fixes

  • Javascript errors on Web pages result in error dialogs being displayed or the application hanging.
  • Search indexing thread takes 100% of CPU and freezes the computer.
  • Crashes related to Lucene search indexing (e.g. IO exceptions, access violations, file in use errors, etc)
  • Crash when a feed has an IRI (i.e. URL with unicode characters such as http://www.bücher-forum.de/forum/rdf.php) instead of issuing an error message since they are not supported.
  • Context menus no longer work on category nodes after OPML import or remote sync
  • Crash on deleting a feed which still has enclosures being downloaded
  • Podcasts downloaded from the http://poweruser.tv/ feed are named "..mp3" instead of the actual file name.
  • Items marked as read in a search folder not marked as read in original feed
  • No news shown when subscribed to newsgroups.borland.com
  • Can't subscribe to feeds on your local hard drive (regression since it worked in previous versions)

After the final release of ShadowCat, the following release of RSS Bandit (codenamed Phoenix) will contain our next major user interface revamp and will likely be the version where we move to version 2.0 of the .NET Framework.You can find some of our early screen shots on Flickr.


Saturday, June 16, 2007 3:41:54 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Whoa... all of a sudden I have the blue "Office" look instead of the tan "Visual Studio" look on Vista. :-(
Saturday, June 16, 2007 10:29:11 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Thanks Dare RSS Bandit is the best Desktop RSS Reader if you are a Power Feed reader I have more than 600+ Rss it has rarely caused trouble. its a bit slow sometimes though. By the way I see that you guys are going to use a Ribbon Interface. Is it going to be built from scratch I hope so. I would love to learn how to build custom controls in .net 2.0 :D
Saturday, June 16, 2007 1:54:23 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
how do you like vista? there are no programs wich are compatible with! :-(
Saturday, June 16, 2007 2:12:43 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Shouldn't this download be available at www.rssbandit.org aswell?
Monday, June 18, 2007 1:36:01 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Why the Office 2007 interface? It doesn't make much sense to me. It isn't like there are plenty of menu items and available options.
Monday, June 18, 2007 9:32:48 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I like RSS Bandit, but I seriously hope that you will re-consider the Ribbons interface. I, for one, can say with absolute certainty that I will not upgrading to THAT interface :)

Love the program though :)
Monday, June 18, 2007 5:08:21 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Love the program. Any plans on integrating with the IE7 feeds?
Monday, June 18, 2007 10:53:45 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Where is the proper place to report bugs/issues with ShadowCat?
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 3:12:18 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
gfox: use the "Help|Report a Bug" menu entry.
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