For people who have downloaded the previews of Beta 2, you’ll find improved stability and a number of fixed issues in the RSS user experience and the RSS Platform. If you haven’t looked at IE7 yet, this is the build to install.
What to expect
As a recap of what you can expect in IE7, I’ve put together a collection of links to previous posts we made about the RSS features of IE and the Windows RSS Platform.
Introduction to the RSS user experience:
- Part 1: Overview
- Part 2: Discovery and Subscription
- Part 3: Reading and Managing feeds
- Part 4: Examples of SLE sorting and filtering and list behavior.
Additional information for publishers of RSS feeds can be found in the RSS team’s Publisher’s Guide (work-in-progress).
Windows RSS Platform:
- Part 1: Introduction to the Platform
- Part 2: Building on the RSS Platform
- Part 3: Feed API documentation
- Part 4: Introduction to the download engine
- Part 5: Sample code: RSS screensaver (updated to work against the Beta 2 build!)
More information will be coming in the next few weeks. If you there is something you have a question about, let us know in the comments or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With this release, we’ll be transitioning from the feedback wiki we used in the previous releases to the the IE feedback system that was announced last month. We’ll be tracking all IE RSS issues through the IE feedback system, as well as using the system for the Windows RSS Platform. The best place to learn about this is from Al’s post about feedback and support for the IE release.
The really cool thing about this new system is that bugs filed go directly into our main bug tracking database, which is itself tied into our bug checkin system.When a fix to your bug is checked into the code, you’ll know it immediately through the tracking system. Al’s post has all the details you need.
The feedback from the the wiki in the previous release has been really great and we’re looking forward to more.
On behalf of the entire team, I hope you check out Beta 2, try it with your favorite sites and feeds, and let us know what you think.