After much looking I've finally located a useable RSS reader for Linux.
Most of the readers/viewers available from freshmeat.net
are java crap.
(Eventually I will write the definitive "Why I hate Java" rant ... for
an endless number of reasons there simply aren't alot of contexts where
Java makes alot of sense; at least not in it's current form.)
Nevertheless I finally found Liferea
which is written in a civilized language, compiles and runs as it
should. It has a number of the most important feeds already configured.
I'm finally working on the RSS feed. It turns out it's trivially simple
and can be implemented directly in FVML instead of having to write any
real code ... so I should have initial support for it in the development version of the CLOG later
on today. Sometime this week I'm hoping to update yml.com with the new
MOBIE code which will include the new multi-category CLOG, new iCMS, updated contact manager, new HTML
editor, new image manager, grants support, DRAG AND DROP ORDERED LISTS and RSS feed support.
Sometime after that the plan is to put up the new formvista.com
site, separate out the the CLOG from MOBIE and release it as a
standalone app. Originally it was going to be a demo app for formVista,
but has grown to the point where it can probably stand on it's own.The
idea is to release it under the Reciprocal Public License so it'll be
free to use.
Once all that is done, I should be ready to release the formVista
framework itself. After 3.5 years of development it's probably ready to
go out the door in some initial form. I have some initial documentation
and have a pretty involved demo with a shell application written. The
beginnings of a user manual and a programmers guide exist.
It's now at the point where I believe others might find it useful.