October 28, 2003
@ 06:58 AM

I finally got around to providing a list of the major features of RSS Bandit on the RSS Bandit wiki this evening. I finally was motivated to do this after reading a blog post by Luke Huttemann, the author of SharpReader and the ensuing comments.Of the ten comments in response to his post about an upcoming release of SharpReader,  four of them were requests for features already in RSS Bandit (actually two of them actually mentioned RSS Bandit by name). I find it amusing that the requestors would rather wait for Luke to add the features to SharpReader than use RSS Bandit. That's definitely some brand loyalty at work. :)

Anyway, in the spirit of democracy there's another vote going on in the RSS Bandit workspace. This time it's to decide what features should be in the next release of RSS Bandit. It seems like structured search (mentioned in a previous blog entry) is high on everyone's priority list and will definitely make it into the next release. Actually the release after the next one since I plan to ship a bugfix release in the next couple of days to clean up some of the sloppiness in the last release since it was rushed to be in time for PDC.

One of the things that warms the cockles of my heart is seeing RSS Bandit mentioned in posts such as  The Magic of Blogging. Having some of the stuff you work on mentioned in the same breath as the word "magic" is pretty fucking cool. It's great to see regular people actually getting some use out software I helped build instead of just building plumbing for developers which is my day job.