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Old 01-14-2007, 04:35 PM   #1
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Announcing RSS/Atom/Podcast Downloader for Reader

Hi all,

I have released public beta #1 of a new tool to convert rss/atom news feed and download podcasts to the Reader. I would love your feedback!

http://www.readerette.com/2007/01/14...s-transferrer/

Thanks and enjoy!

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Old 01-15-2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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Hey, Vidal, welcome to MobileRead. I was just wondering the other day what you'd been up to since September -- now I know.

This looks good, I certainly like the looks of the interface: nice and clean.

I'm downloading it now (I do love FireFox's tabs!), I'll have to see how dear old MobileRead looks on it.
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:40 PM   #3
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Well, it seems quite straightforward, I had no trouble figuring out how to add feeds, and MR certainly looks nice on it.

I'll have to reboot to see how it looks on the Reader -- ConnSoft isn't wanting to run at the moment.
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Old 01-20-2007, 05:44 PM   #4
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Great tool! The only suggestion I have (and your forum mentions you are working on this) is to include links so that for those blogs that only have summaries on their RSS/Atom feed you can capture the entire entry. However, for those that don't do this trick, it is great!
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:48 PM   #5
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Ran the install program (internal setup version was listed as 1.00.000) in Windows XP Home. It stopped with a MS Visual C++ Runtime Library "abnormal termination error" just after unpacking the files on the install. No additional information was given.
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:48 AM   #6
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RWood, do you have Dot NET intalled? It's required by this tool.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:45 AM   #7
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Oops. Not on this machine. I'll try it on the one I do have Net 2.0 on, I found Net 2.0 to be invasive, a pain, and not something I needed for the programs I ran.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:14 PM   #8
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It is supposed to install .net if you don't have it. Thanks for the report, and sorry for the inconvenience. Don't know what could have gone wrong.....

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Ran the install program (internal setup version was listed as 1.00.000) in Windows XP Home. It stopped with a MS Visual C++ Runtime Library "abnormal termination error" just after unpacking the files on the install. No additional information was given.
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:12 AM   #9
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A new release is available for immediate download here. Please use the following demo key "D0101-AA47CE5088-15Feb2007." Free licenses will be given to testers who provide meaningful feedback.

Quick overview of what is new:
  • Improved interface throughout
  • A larger 14 pt font is used for documents created for the Sony Reader making them easier to read.
  • Ability to download webpages that are not news or podcasts
  • Displays "favicons"
  • Many bug fixes, and compatibility improvements

Enjoy!

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Old 02-15-2007, 06:17 PM   #10
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This most recent version works well. I notices some additional background contrast with the htm pages and while the change in font size control does not make any significant difference, changing to landscape does. This works really well and is very readable in either orientation, but especially in Landscape (to my old eyes).
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<snip> I found Net 2.0 to be invasive, a pain, and not something I needed for the programs I ran.
Can you elaborate? As a .Net developer I am interested in your answer. How is it "invasive" and a "pain"?

Of course you are correct, it isn't needed for the programs you run, unless you run a program that needs it. (From the Department of Redundent Redundency).

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I can tell you from a Mac OS X perspective it's a pain because it isn't cross platform.
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:29 PM   #13
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Some webpages are clipped off on either side, moving to landscape does not help. Does seem to handle most webpages well.
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