Friday, June 27, 2003

Late to the party One of the problems with using an RSS Aggregator is that it gives the illusion of allowing you to keep up with a practically infinite number of weblogs. Whenever you find a link to a new weblog with an interesting entry, the temptation is high to subscribe to this blog to keep up with other writings on it. After doing... (355 words, 8 Comments)

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

SharpReader Changes in this release: Fixed the bug that caused SharpReader to crash under Win98 & WinME. Bugfix - bundle partial mshtml.dll to fix startup bug from (thanks to Simon Hodd's suggestion). Changed spacebar behavior to page-down the item-description in the embedded browser prior to jumping to the next unread item. Fixed bug in http 301 response handling to now... (96 words, 19 Comments)

WORA, WOTA & SharpReader When Java was first created, one of it's main strengths was "Write Once, Run Anywhere", or WORA for short. It didn't take long before developers realized this was an overstatement and WOTA (Write Once, Test Anywhere) was a more accurate description of this feature. This was true back then for AWT applications and still is today for J2EE apps. Unfortunately,... (422 words, 8 Comments)

Monday, June 23, 2003

Site Redesign As anybody not reading my weblog through an aggregator no doubt can tell, I have updated my website design. Out with the green; in with the blue. Most important change: I switched from date based archives to individual entry based ones so comments can show with the entry and no longer need popups. I am still generating date-based archives as... (112 words, 4 Comments)

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

SharpReader is growing And I'm not talking about user-base. To implement some features related to the embedded browser, I will need to use the IHTMLDocument2 interface, which is part of the Microsoft.mshtml.dll assembly. The lack of this assembly on some user's systems is what caused to fail for them at startup. Since this assembly does not come with the regular framework install,... (195 words, 20 Comments)

Thursday, June 12, 2003

back to Ok this is what I get for rushing versions out instead of properly testing them first. was missing a dll which caused it to crash during startup. I also agree with the comments that F5 should be reserved for refresh (it was even used for that in previous versions) so will change that as well in the next (hopefully... (75 words, 13 Comments)

SharpReader Another day, another version... has the following changes since Bugfix - don't make spacebar jump to next item if browser is active. (this time for real) Added keyboard shortcuts: F5 - focus subscriptions pane F6 - focus feed properties pane F7 - focus item-headline pane F8 - focus mini-browser Get it. UPDATE: has been withdrawn due to... (64 words, 15 Comments)

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

SharpReader SharpReader has been released. Changes since 0.9.1 are: Bugfix - don't make spacebar jump to next item if browser is active. Bugfix - fixed datetime parsing bug. Get it.... (31 words, 8 Comments)

Monday, June 9, 2003

SharpReader 0.9.1 SharpReader 0.9.1 has been released. New features in this release are: Change feed URL on 301 (moved permanently) HTTP-response. Window-size fix for Large Fonts. Feed Properties Pane (available through the feed popup-menu or ALT-Enter). Refresh Rate moved from toolbar to feed properties pane. Auto-purge: after x days or after x items. Better support for content-encoding of 'deflate'. Implement IBlogExtension and... (99 words, 44 Comments)