HotSheet is an RSS news reader built on top of the Informa RSS library. It has a user-friendly interface, and installation takes only a single click, thanks to the use of Java Web Start.
|Tags||Communications Internet Software Development Libraries|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
Release Notes: A fix for a long-standing bug that corrupted your channel list, and a workaround for a Sun bug that caused the "smearing" effect on text when scrolling through the list items. No announcement was made on freshmeat for 0.92 alpha, but it added some good Python script examples and numerous rendering improvements including scaling of large channel images and the ability to skip display of channel images altogether if you want more space for text.
Release Notes: Fixes were made for a parsing bug and for the option to delete viewed news items on exit. Window position and size are now saved on exit and restored on entry. All errors, including parsing errors, are now logged to a rotating log file that is stored in the .hotsheet directory. Sorting commands were added for the news items.
Release Notes: A crude version of scripting was added, using the IBM Bean Scripting Framework. A preferences file was implemented to hold important settings. Proxy support (including authenticating proxies) was added for users who run HotSheet outside Java Web Start. Timed channel retrieval was also added.
Release Notes: The RSS library has been rewritten to retrieve multiple news channels in parallel, using threads. The HotSheet program, which uses the library, was updated to work with these changes. Additional changes were made to the way in which it displays progress. A sound is now played whenever news retrieval pulls new items.