August 22, 2004
@ 02:53 AM

It seems a number of people are now using RSS Bandit v1.2.0.114 SP1 release candidate 1 and so far it doesn't seem like we've gotten any reports of crashing related to opening new browser tabs which plagued v1.2.0.114. However there are some bugs, in changing the feed parsing code to use less memory I ended up introducing a bug where Atom 0.3 feeds are no longer updated. This bug has since been fixed along with a few others. Torsten and I will likely produce a release candidate 2 next weekend.

The progress on the Wolverine release is slow and steady. We recently had to reorganize the code due to my pending addition of NNTP support to make the names and behaviors of certain internal classes less focused on RSS and more on processing news items be they RSS items, Atom entries or USENET posts. I should be checking in the infrastructure for NNTP support by the middle of next week. Once that is done the next major piece of work will be adding the ability to delete posts which is made trickier by the fact that we have to make sure that information is passed along when synchronizing instances of RSS Bandit. 

Now that Hotmail has begun to deliver on the announced 250MB of space for free users it is seeming more and more attractive to add Hotmail as a synchronization source for RSS Bandit users. It would be very cool if all you had to do was enter your Hotmail username and password then RSS Bandit simply used one of your Hotmail folders for synchronizing between instances without requiring you to setup an FTP or WebDAV server as is currently needed. I've talked to some people who work in the MSN/Passport part of MSFT such as Omar Shahine, Joshua Allen and Julien Couvreur about the feasibility of using Hotmail in this way from a .NET Framework application. They all implied it won't be easy. Since I spoke to them I've found an an article about talking to Hotmail from C# and a spec for the HTTPMail protocol which Outlook Express uses to talk to Hotmail. It probably won't be easy but it doesn't look like it'll be too hard either.

Back to coding.


Monday, August 23, 2004 2:05:01 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)

That link in your post does not open in RSS Bandit.

Please advise.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 4:33:23 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
This is due to a bug in my blog software.
Thursday, August 26, 2004 6:16:32 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Wow, Hotmail is a free sync source, that would be very cool!
Thursday, August 26, 2004 6:17:35 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
"as" not "is" :p
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 3:33:35 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Dare, a hotmail background synch would be a GREAT feature, and anyone I know would add that slight burden to their store...

Do it!

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