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By: archer

Tue, 27 May 2008 22:58:05 +0000

indeed! t.c., and thanks so much for saving me time and effort by so precisely expressing my thoughts in your original comment... but, now, please get out of my head ;^)

By: Transcontinental

Tue, 27 May 2008 08:39:30 +0000

archer, this is what I call good news !!!

By: archer

Mon, 26 May 2008 23:16:19 +0000

oh yeah! sage is back!

By: BillyG

Fri, 23 May 2008 17:22:31 +0000

I gave it a shot the first day, but never got anything populated; guess I'll have to give it another try to see if anything else is conflicting with it, since I now know that it worked for others.

By: darkkosmos

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:57:22 +0000

:O forgot here is the ff3 addon

By: darkkosmos

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:50:59 +0000

@martin above 200+ I'm seriously hard core :O and I'm using firefox 3 If you want to try it go into their forum and grab the latest beta version, it works with ff3

By: Stefan

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:47:11 +0000

Brief's still not compatible with the latest FF3, I'm afraid, the fix the author posted didn't work for me and obviously some others as well - here's the link though, if you want to try it out: It also hinders me to make the switch to FF3 atm, which I regret just a little :) But that's okay. And I guess too many feeds could be too much, memory consumption seems like a problem - a few thousand news a day and you're at like 300 MB - but I'm not sure if it would be any better if I opened these pages regularly. On a normal day with < 500 items from 15-20 feeds, FF as a whole stays under the magic 100MB mark.

By: Transcontinental

Fri, 23 May 2008 09:34:19 +0000

As far as I'm concerned, I just happen to dislike dynamic RSS feeds. I would consider them valuable as dynamic for a small amount of feeds. I happen to have a great deal of feeds, some I regularly consult, others occasionally : having them dynamically updated is a pain in the neck. This is why I will always consider the non-dynamic RSS feeder approach much more handy as well as logical when dealing with a great number of feeds. I am a 'SAGE RSS Reader Firefox extension' enthusiast and my only regret is that SAGE seems to have been abandoned by its developers : no update for Firefox 3 in view, but I keep hoping it will come... SAGE is just so efficient, practical, fast, no megas of RSS data, just plain access, so obviously brilliant !

By: Techbuzzard

Fri, 23 May 2008 09:04:21 +0000

Could not try this out as Brief is not compatible with FF3.

By: Martin

Fri, 23 May 2008 08:04:02 +0000

man I'm good ;)

By: Obi-Wahn

Fri, 23 May 2008 07:47:49 +0000

Thanks, it works now :D

By: Martin

Fri, 23 May 2008 07:41:55 +0000

try it now again please ;)

By: Obi-Wahn

Fri, 23 May 2008 07:38:12 +0000

Sorry Martin, it's still the same Link. Tried with 2 different browsers and cleared cache. It still uses the 'Edit'-Link...

By: Martin

Fri, 23 May 2008 07:27:43 +0000

link has been corrected, sorry for that.

By: Obi-Wahn

Fri, 23 May 2008 07:06:24 +0000

Er... what? As I clicked on the Link "RSS Feed Reader", I found myself on a Wordpress-Login-Site... ( ) so, where's the link to the Plugin, Martin?

By: Martin

Fri, 23 May 2008 06:32:23 +0000

I'm using the latest Firefox 2. Dark Kosmos how many RSS Feeds do you have ?

By: -=Ben=-

Fri, 23 May 2008 00:35:32 +0000

No need for history lookup like you said... just switch from UNREAD to ALL in the dropdown list box... Still I give it a 10/10 Rating!!! My Most-Used Firefox Extension.

By: darkkosmos

Thu, 22 May 2008 22:29:25 +0000

I've got a huge list :), I guess it isn't for heavy users

By: Alan

Thu, 22 May 2008 22:25:42 +0000

I just switched from Sage to Brief and really like the Brief interface. I also like it running under a tab instead of the Sage sidebar. I have not had any lag problems with Brief.

By: archer

Thu, 22 May 2008 21:42:04 +0000

once again something that's "a breeze" for others is a problem for me. what browser are you using, martin? since sage, my favorite in-browser feed reader, doesn't work in ff3 i thought i'd try brief. when trying to import my feeds in opml brief just hangs and does nothing.

By: Martin

Thu, 22 May 2008 21:25:43 +0000

I do not have any lag problems with Brief

By: darkkosmos

Thu, 22 May 2008 21:13:21 +0000

I use RSS a lot and have tons of feeds, I tried using brief for them but it just lags firefox for 5 minutes on startup because the feeds have to be updated. Google Reader does that on google servers which is faster and it has a more functional interface.