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...!

#1 Arne on 9.01.2013 at 3:25 PM

Thank you for your engagement and looking forward to Iceman.

#2 Liz on 9.01.2013 at 7:43 PM

RSS Bandit has been running for me on Windows 8 without any issues for months. It's the best reader I've ever used. Thanks for saving me from Google Reader (which really wasn't very good at all in comparison).

#3 Daniel on 9.02.2013 at 10:37 PM

RSSBandit 1.9.0.1002 works acceptable well on Windows 8 if you set compatibility mode to Windows 7.

#4 Lawrence Garvin on 9.04.2013 at 12:31 AM

Thank you Torsten. I've been using RSSBandit daily since the demise of GR and as I get adjusted to it's ways I'm enjoying it more each day. Glad to hear it still has some life in it. :-)

#5 Frank on 9.11.2013 at 3:31 AM

Hy is there any chance to see RSS Bandit on Android? I really like your Stuff!

#6 wayne on 9.18.2013 at 11:35 PM

I have been running RSSBandit on Windows Server 2012 since before and after RTM without issues. This is with ~30 RSS feeds.

OS: WIndows Server 2012 6.2 (Build 9200)

RssBandit: v1.9.0.1002 (SVN)

#7 Reader on 9.24.2013 at 8:28 PM

Glad to hear your health is improved. I use this program every day and very much look forward to your progress!

#8 Abdul Rehman on 9.25.2013 at 9:22 AM

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