The final beta version of RSS Bandit before the next release is available, you can download the latest version.

The major change in this version is that you can now synchronize RSS Bandit using WebDAV, FTP or a file share. We transfer the data in ZIP file. If you select WebDAV, FTP or file share we'll synchronize your search folders, flagged items, replied items, subscribed feeds and read/unread message state. All of these will be transferred as a ZIP file. You can also select the dasBlog option which will upload/download your feedlist as an OPML file from your weblog. The latter is functionality that has always existed which hasn't being modified to perform synchronization. 

I'll spend the weekend ironing out bugs in this feature and trying to fix some areas that cause a lack of responsiveness in the GUI. We should have a release on Monday or Tuesday at the latest.


Friday, April 30, 2004 9:19:36 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I've just unzipped the release into my rssbandit folder, so that I could test the WebDAV uploading feature. I've hit two problems so far. First, it complained that there was no flagitems.xml in my C:\Documents and Settings\Blake\Application Data\RssBandit folder, which there was not. So I created an empty one, and it seemed happy. The next problem I ran into was that it could not establish a trust relationship with the server. I'm guessing that it's because I'm using a self-signed certificate for my WebDAV server, but I was hoping for a slightly more friendly dialog box, which would allow me to manually verify the certificate instead of just failing. I imagine that I can get around this problem by installing my signing certificate in some Windows folder, but it's a little annoying that I have to.
Saturday, May 1, 2004 4:45:55 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
when will we see the new installer?
Sunday, May 2, 2004 1:19:51 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Blake: I've fixed the issue with requiring that the various files exist before synchronization can work. As for WebDAV configurability, I'm not really familiar with it and have nowhere to use for testing besides The current code works with the authenticated and un-authenticated WebDAV shares on that site. I don't know about configuring Windows specific WebDAV issues since I don't have anywhere to test it nor am I that knowledgable of WebDAV.

Jason: A new installer should be available before the end of next week.
Monday, May 3, 2004 7:31:02 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
It is really faster, or at least it seems so.
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