Podcasting seems to have everyone hyped up on the possibility of RSS delivered media downloads. In Whidbey we’ll have a Visual Studio community download search, but what if Visual Studio subscribed to feeds that automatically gave you some of the latest snippets, help docs, project templates, samples, add-ins, etc? What if you could scope a search feed to match keywords so that you could say “automatically install and notify me of any samples that use the Foobar.Foo method”? Would you make use of such a feature?
Edit Note: To be clear… RSS Enclosures are NOT supported in the current community download mechanism. This is just some outloud thinking.
We do have a cool community download mechanism in whidbey though that I’ll make sure we get a demo of our soon.