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RSS Bandit gets ambitious

Update: Luke Hutteman in comments:

You can turn off the popup notifications in SharpReader through the AlertNewItems setting - do this at the top level (subscribed feeds) to turn it off for all feeds. I've also made some major threading and UI based changes to the upcoming release that should fix the CPU lockups.

Sounds good!

I'm using RSS Bandit nearly as much as SharpReader these days, which has been the reader I tend to use most because of its simpler interface. But SharpReader frequently chews out my CPU locking up the entire machine. and those pop up notifications can drive me nuts [Right-click the subscribed feeds folder and set the AlertItems property - I was looking for this under tools/options - duh].

we should support what I consider are the three primary differentiating features of the commercial desktop aggregators I've seen... - Dare Obasanjo

The RSS Bandit people want to to add WSIWYG editing (nice), NNTP (nice), newspaper views (ugh).

Having the source code at hand for RSS Bandit since it moved to sourceforge is also nice . I recommend the RSS Bandit code and project structure to anyone with a Java background learning C#.

It would be nice to see a compelling Java based feed reader...

[All of which reminds me - make a donation to SharpReader.]


June 12, 2004 05:14 PM

Comments

Luke Hutteman
(June 13, 2004 07:15 AM #)

Hi Bill,

You can turn off the popup notifications in SharpReader through the AlertNewItems setting - do this at the top level (subscribed feeds) to turn it off for all feeds.

I've also made some major threading and UI based changes to the upcoming release that should fix the CPU lockups. Feel free to shoot me an email if you'd like to try an early beta.

--Luke

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