September 14, 2007
@ 03:30 PM

Torsten and I just got an email asking whether RSS Bandit is an abandoned project. This is a fair question given how little activity there has been from us over the past couple of months.

The fact is that we're both pretty busy in our personal lives right now. I'm getting married a week from tomorrow and Torsten just had a baby. Since RSS Bandit is a project we maintain in our free time, it has suffered while we go through transitions on the home front. I'm about a month away from being able to dedicate any serious time to the project and Torsten is in a similar boat.

However the currently checked in code is a lot more stable than the current release since we have fixed or worked around a number of issues in Lucene.NET which we use for building the search index.  For that reason, I'll be releasing a new version of RSS Bandit this weekend which should be fix a lot of issues a number of our regular users have had with the last release.

Next month, I'll start thinking about the features I'd like to add in the next release and should be able to start writing new code again. Thanks for your patience and support.


Friday, September 14, 2007 5:18:35 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Congrats on the pending nuptials :).
Friday, September 14, 2007 5:20:55 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Yeah, congrats on the upcoming wedding!
Friday, September 14, 2007 6:20:25 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Congrats, Dare and Torsten! No worries, we still love you guys.

Happy Friday!
Friday, September 14, 2007 8:49:14 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Cheers to you guys, happy marriage and happy celebrating the first year of your baby Torsten. I wasn't aware adults was working at RSS Bandit, more like students just from school. Don't worry too much about RSS Bandit, is working fine (for me at least), except it does always forget to maximalize the window at start.
Friday, September 14, 2007 9:35:25 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Hey, congratulations on the wedding !!
Saturday, September 15, 2007 8:27:05 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
First of all.... congratulations for your wedding man!!!
It is perfectly understandable that you don't have much time... finding time is a growing issue for everybody, anyway :-(

As for RSSBandit, I am a big fan of your project, which has some very nice features. Unfortunately I have to admit that I have been using it less and less this past year:
- at the beginning because of the troubles having it run on Vista,
- then because I really like the possibility to have my feeds everywhere instead than on one PC (I use multiple computers)
- and finally because with a web based aggregator I can immediately SHARE and MARK what I read and make it available again for other people to see. This one is a killer feature of the various google reader or bloglines... letting people make their own link blog republishing stuff they read and like. Of course I am not complaining... to do such a thing you would need an infrastructure - as opposed to just releasing a program that runs on the PC...

One feature that I AM MISSING like hell, though, that I found in RSSBandit and nowhere else is the possibility to show posts that link each other like in different feeds I am following, like if they were "comments" to each other. That is a very innovative visualization that I haven't seen anywhere else...

Keep up the great work (with bandit, but also, in general.. :-))
Saturday, September 15, 2007 12:43:21 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
"I'm getting married a week from tomorrow"

Exciting! Be happy, both.
Monday, September 17, 2007 4:49:51 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Congratulations Dare and Torsten!

The new Shadowcat release of RSS Bandit looks good and I may actually try it out again..
Thursday, September 20, 2007 2:05:06 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
It is nice to see that despite a very busy personal life, you guys still manage to come up with a new release. Hurray!

RSS Bandit is a great app, and you are doing a good job. It is a bit annoying to know that you will come up in the near future with a totally revamped version (new interface), because the incentive to give some constructive feedback on the current version is quite low. But at the same time, it is exciting to know that a new version is in the making.

Take care and enjoy your personal lives. A wedding and a baby are major events. Congratulations to both of you!
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