This release is full of cool new features. Drag-and-drop enables creating complex aggregate feeds in literally seconds. Context Menus. NNTP (newsgroup) support. A pluggable architecture and a C# code sample showing how to connect BlogWave to additional data sources . Whats not to like ?!?
BlogWave – Change Log
Version 0.3 (Alpha 3) – 8/19/2004
- Added support for syndicating NNTP newsgroups. (Thanks Adam!)
- Switched to an FTP library which supports unicode (Thanks Mark!)
- When aggregating feeds, the aggregate feed title is set to BlogWave’s ‘Feed Title’ , and the Source property in each item is set to the title of the originating feed. This is consistent with the aggregated views of .Text sites such as blogs.asp.net.
- Context Menus are now accessible by right-clicking a feed. The menus mirror the options available in the task pane.
- Added Drag-and-Drop support:
- Dragging a URL onto the feed pane will automatically create a new feed.
- Dragging a URL onto an existing feed in the feed pane will add a new source to the feed. (great for quickly creating aggregate feeds!)
- Both “http://” (for RSS sources) and “news://” (for NNTP sources) work with the drag and drop.
- Source and Destination adapters are dynamically detected and loaded from the ‘Adapters’ subdir. Deploying additional adapters is as simple as copying the DLLs into that directory.
- Exposed the .NET programming interface necessary to implement a source or destination adapter. So now anyone can write adapters for BlogWave 🙂
- Added a sample project with an example in C# of an adapter implementation.
- The Proxy Server support added in Alpha 2 still has issues with NTLM authentication.