i've just posted the latest version of feedreader to my site for download. there are some things you should know:
- there is no compatability between any prior version. yes this sucks, and i'm kinda mad about it myself, but hey, it's free. there are good reasons for this break in compat, so deal with it ;-)
- new syndication library with broader support for feeds (and improved performance)
- international language support (yeah, special characters! --vi kanne se våre omgangsspråk nå!)
- removed the branding/copyright from the initial user view (moved to toolpane...hey, it's still free)
- changed option on how to filter feeds (can use none, days, item count)
- initial support for Atom 0.3 format -- there may be some kinks with this one, so if you see some, let me know
- added collapse/expand capabilities for description viewing
- removed dependency on sharepoint image files, all self contained
- special note: i no longer include a sharepoint installer (just an msi installer to deploy the files)...the reason is simple...you should decide how you want to install it...i won't force you either way.
i hope you like it...if you don't, let me know why.
as some of you may recall...i had a web part which was the first navigational web part developed by a third party. since then several others have come out with varying results and features. i was quite disappointed that i couldn't distribute my enhanced navigational component, but for various reasons i simply couldn't. i've had a version that has been “laying in wait” since september of last year (see screenshot below). i also have been holding onto (and already talked about it) a document library explorer...just been procrastonating in releasing!
one thing that most have neglected in the navigational components have been security and being able to render a complete tree both up and down (as well as integration with portal and/or wss in one common web part).
what i'm curious about is if people are interested? there seem to be a lot out there now (or maybe not a lot, but enought that do the same thing). i hate to seem like i'm following the crowd because now i'd be able to distribute an enhanced version of what i'd already created as the first component/web part. even today, there was an SPTrees (see below) sample released on gotdotnet.com.
anyhow, feel free to chime in.
recent gotdotnet downloads for sharepoint (some are re-hashes of samples in the SDK):
screenshot of workspace navigation (you might have known it as workspace explorer):
i've been doing some testing lately, but was hoping others could help me out...
if you know of “odd” rss feeds (foreign languages with special characters, old rss formats, etc.) can you send them to me? using the contact form or a direct email would be fine.
i appreciate it.