Next step - Iceman
Sunday, September 01 2013; by torstenr - Blog
Long time I did not had the time or internal readiness to continue coding any RSS Bandit feature or bugfix. There were also events in the past regarding my health which prevented a deeper involvement with the project other than manage the site itself and keep connected with the code base itself.
But there are some big events in the past like dead of the Google Reader and comments about Bandit were not running on Windows 8 that let me think again about my project engagement: should we also make a cross and let die slowly RSS Bandit? My decision was to go a similar way as Nick with Feed Demon for now: prepare an intermediate (without the huge User Interface changes) release named Iceman (following Dare's naming conventions) and recent code base 1.9.x, where I plan to address these issues and some new features:
- remove Google Reader as a feed source
- make it run on Windows 8
- make it run on x86 and x64 machines (AnyCPU)
- address most important bugs and some of the features requests (vote please!)
- backport some of the code from branch trunk/2.0
Some of them are yet done, some of them requires your votes (see the links above to SF). I like to have it finished at the end of this month.
And: RSS Bandit will not be dead as long anyone of the community keep this Open Source project alive...!