I just got a comment to my previous blog post which pointed out that it's been a long time since the last release of RSS Bandit and asked whether development has stopped. Torsten and I are still hard at work on the project but development has been slow because this is a side project for both of us which we only get to work on when we have free time. Anyway here's a general status update for the next release which is currently codenamed Jubilee.

Completed Features

Features in progress

  • Podcasting support - Think of it as adding the most useful features of Doppler Radio or Juice Receiver to RSS Bandit.
  • Revamping the search feature - We're moving the implementation of feed search to Lucene.Net from our custom feed search implementation which should make it faster and provide richer search options
  • Remembering application state on restart - This will work similar to the Session Saver extension in Firefox in that open tabs and the tree view state will be remembered on restart

Major problems to fix

Postponed features

As far as dates go, the only thing I will commit to is that we will have a release this year. I expect that we will be ready to provide a beta release by the end of October or early November at the latest with a final release in time for the holiday season.

Saturday, September 30, 2006 8:54:26 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Not sure if this helps any... but RSSBandit does work on Vista (I'm using it now)

So, running it from the shortcuts created by the installer does not work. Running the executable from explorer doesn't work. So how do you get it running?

Running it from a cmd.exe prompt does work. All I have done is create a batch file that runs rssbandit and use that to launch the program.

Maybe this info will help you track down the problem. (Also, note that you can do dotnetfx v1.1 development within VS2005, that may be your answer to debugging the issue?)
Sunday, October 1, 2006 7:56:41 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Hey thanks for the quick reply to my comment. Good to know that the Project is still Alive :D. I think my fav feature is the the ability to see comments from wordpress blogs. though I wish there were some easier way. I was using Omea reader. Yesterday I completley switched to RSS Bandit. Thank you for such a wonderful product.
Sunday, October 1, 2006 10:14:54 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Why an "option" for opening tabs in background? Why dont you just implement it the way it is done in Greatnews? There you open links in background by middleclicking. I think that's pretty comfortable and far more flexible than the way you are indicating.
Sunday, October 1, 2006 5:36:36 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
CTRL+Click already opens tabs in the background. However like middle clicking it is an undiscoverable option for most users. This is why there'll be an explicit option for opening tabs in the background as the default behavior on click for those that want the feature.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 5:26:42 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I think that now might be a great time to move to .NET 2.0 as it has been around for a pretty long time now and I think most users would not mind switching at this point. Could make development easier and even possible on Vista since it would be a supported development environment. If you are not sure about switching maybe a question on the forums for the RSS Bandit users to respond to.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 7:51:58 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
According to my server logs there are about ten times as many people using RSS Bandit to access my feed running .NET 1.1 as there are running .NET 2.0.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 5:34:20 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Dare.. I love RSS Bandit. I'm running it on Vista in preference of the built in IE / RSS Platform stuff. Keep up the great work.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 9:28:03 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Dare, if both dotnetfx 2.0 and 1.1 are running on the same machine won't the 1.1 runtime pick up any execution of a 1.1 exec assembly. Therefore, you wouldn't be able to reliably say what the ratio of 1.1 to 2.0 is.
Friday, October 20, 2006 9:34:04 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Ok RSS bandit was working fine till now ..... But now its all messing up the Feeds. articles from different feeds are turning up in the wrong feeds. :( It was working fine till I had around 250 feeds it started to go conky after 250 feeds.
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