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News about Straw, the GNOME desktop RSS aggregator

Last Build Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 22:20 +0300

Copyright: Copyright 2002-2004 Juri Pakaste

Change of maintainer

Sun, 16 Jan 2005 14:31 +0200

Juri Pakaste is stepping aside as the maintainer of Straw. Jan Alonzo will take over the job.

Straw 0.25.1 released

Thu, 15 Jul 2004 22:20 +0300

  • Fix a regression in installations where ADNS available, now it works right again

Straw 0.25 released

Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:30 +0200

  • Major speedups in feed parsing and feed information updating
  • Show startup notification, show the main window earlier, make the startup faster
  • Improved article view, also focusable again
  • Updated translations
  • Some more locale/encoding problems fixed
  • Make sure pygtk is always initialized correctly

  • Straw 0.24 released

    Wed, 07 Jul 2004 12:30 +0200

  • Remote OPML subscriptions for categories.
  • Half-asynchronous subscribe process.
  • Configuration and installation fixes.
  • FeedParser 3.2
  • Notification area applet, displayed when there are unread items.
  • Locale handling fixes.
  • Nicer article header.
  • Display feed link in article header, move the old feed information display to the feed properties dialog.
  • Bug fixes, small UI improvements.

  • Straw 0.23 released

    24 Apr 2004 13:25 +0200

  • Per-subscription settings for refresh frequency and number of articles stored
  • UI improvements and bug fixes

  • Straw 0.22.1 released

    Fri, 20 Feb 2004 18:52:12 +0200

    • Fixes in entity conversion and title slicing
    • Don't check for the existence of mxDateTime in

    Straw 0.22 released

    Tue, 17 Feb 2004 18:09:05 +0200

    • Categories
    • Drop mxDateTime dependency: you still need it the first time you run this version with an old db, but not after that: see README for information about the conversion and the dangers
    • Authentication challenge in the subscription druid
    • Various UI improvements
    • Use Python distutils instead of a Makefile
    • Probably some bug fixes too!

    Straw 0.21.2 released

    Fri, 25 Nov 2003 23:59:00 +1100

    • Proper installation of the schema (GConf)
    • Feed information setting in GConf
    • Dutch translation
    • Various bug fixes and updated .no translation

    Straw 0.21.1 released

    Fri, 14 Nov 2003 19:51:00 +1100

    • Fix a bug in feed information display

    Straw 0.21 released

    Thu, 13 Nov 2003 23:43:10 +0200

    • Somewhat improved main window layout and keyboard navigation
    • Context menu in the subscriptions list
    • Feed properties dialog
    • Refactored code
    • Fixed problems with some broken http implementations
    • Update the default subscriptions to include the footnotes feed with the full items
    • Remove totally useless blogroll/subscriptions list support
    • Bug fixes

    Straw 0.20 released

    Sat, 01 Nov 2003 01:05:16 +0200

    • Atom support
    • Reduced memory consumption
    • Eliminated the worst freezes in the UI
    • Switched completely over to Mark Pilgrim's FeedParser, no longer two separate parsers
    • Improved the UI a bit
    • Fix bugs with mixed up feeds
    • Live with slightly broken HTTP servers that use just LF as a header separator
    • Reduced dependencies: no more need for PyXML, make ADNS optional
    • No more HTML in Article list
    • SubscribeDialog is now a GNOME Druid
    • Dragging of URLs from browsers now works
    • Move configuration stuff to gconf
    • Change timings and number of connections, should be faster now
    • Various bug fixes

    Straw 0.19.2 released

    Sun, 07 Sept 2003 13:03 GMT

  • Fixed bug that makes straw not quit properly
  • Fixed HTML character entity conversion
  • Strip HTML tags in feed description
  • Minor Bugfixes

  • Straw 0.19.1 released

    Thu, 21 Aug 2003 15:40:00 GMT

    Bah, missed the online/offline images

    Straw 0.19 released

    Sat, 16 Aug 2003 23:40:00 GMT

    • We're alive!
    • Show a warning dialog if the user tries to poll when offline
    • Remember the positions of the panes in the main window
    • Try to fix the item list column size problem a bit
    • Prettify the item display
    • Some support for the PRISM namespace
    • necho support
    • We don't use threads anymore
    • Works with Berkeley DB 4
    • Dashboard front end
    • Use the gnome_href widget in feed information view
    • Read dublin core creator from channel
    • Connection timing out now works independently of something arriving down the wire
    • Display cogwheels next to feeds being actively polled
    • Commands for navigating between feeds
    • Automatically change a feed's location when the server sends a 301
    • Updated translation for French, new, probably already outdated translations for Norweigian and Russian - guys, sorry for being so slow
    • Plenty of bugfixes, probably plenty of new bugs

    Straw mailing lists

    Sat, 16 Aug 2003 23:40:00 GMT

    There are now two mailing lists for Straw: straw-devel for development discussions and straw-commits which gets all the CVS commit messages. See the Straw project page for details.

    Straw 0.18.1 released

    Tue, 18 Mar 2003 17:45:00 GMT

    Oops. Forgot to include the online/offline images in 0.18. This time they are in the package. Honest.

    Straw 0.18 released

    Mon, 17 Mar 2003 17:45:00 GMT

    • Ability to import subscriptions in OPML format
    • A list of default subscriptions (in OPML format)
    • Autosize the item list columns so the Keep toggles won't drift to the right
    • Fix the browse button in feed information view
    • Fix the blogroll subscriptions stuff, it was apparently broken since 0.16
    • Fix dealing with invalid HTTP status lines
    • Proxy support: read proxy information from GConf, and if not found there, from the environment variable http_proxy. If a proxy is being used, don't look up other host names.
    • Support all(?) HTML entities in item titles
    • Add an offline mode, switchable in the UI (thanks to the makers of Evolution for online/offline icons), or on the command line (--offline)
    • Deal better with broken DNS records
    • Deal with redirects not containing a full URI
    • Make feed sorting work if only one feed is selected
    • Clean up error display: don't show exception memory location junk or the errno in case of socket.error
    • Fix main window size remembering
    • Add some unit tests

    Straw 0.17 released

    Fri, 28 Feb 2003 08:15:00 GMT

    • Remove the bogus Referer option
    • Items can be marked to be on hold, that is, non-expirable
    • Make dialogs more dialogey: they are now transient and will be called to front when displayed
    • The preferences dialog now allows the selection of and operations on multiple feeds
    • Send a Referer header pointing to the RSS file when fetching images
    • Don't report parsing failure on status 304
    • Added French translation

    Straw 0.16 released

    Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:10:00 GMT

    Major delay in the release of 0.16 was caused by a nearly complete reworking of the network layer of Straw. The new release should be stabler and more responsive.
    Please note that the new version adds more dependencies: you now need the ADNS library and the corresponding Python binding.
    New stuff:
    • Asynchronous networking instead of synchronous networking in a thread.
    • Show a broken image symbol if there was a problem fetching the image. While waiting for an image to get downloaded, a waiting symbol is displayed.
    • Fixed about box, now it can be displayed multiple times per session.
    • Added German translation.
    • Improved error reporting: no more exception spew to stdout/err, try to show all the errors in the feed view and show error icons in the feed list. Store errors with feed information.
    • Don't re-fetch blogroll/subscriptions every time the user asks for them, only after polling
    • Find works now for freshmeat information, too
    • Save and load the main window size
    • Workaround for the broken gettext in Python < 2.2.2(?)
    • Cleaned up the code

    Straw 0.15 released

    Sun, 5 Jan 2003 23:10:00 GMT

    • Fix a problem with web servers which don't support If-None-Match
    • Create links to Creative Commons licenses
    • Save more data from articles: Freshmeat stuff, Dublin Core creator, Creative Commons licenses
    • Previous/Next now wrap around the feed list
    • Fix a problem with sessions
    • Deal with entities in titles so they aren't displayed in the item list
    • Minimize horizontal space usage by feed list columns after adding/removing feeds
    • Filter out font tags in item descriptions
    • Minor fixes

    Straw 0.14 released

    Fri, 20 Dec 2002 22:30:00 GMT

    • Internationalization support
    • Preliminary Finnish translations
    • Strip URLs to avoid broken links
    • Fix find so it won't break after multiple searches with no hits
    • Make the find dialog a real dialog which appears where mouse cursor is, and make the text field grab keyboard focus when the dialog is displayed
    • Clean up the main window interface a bit

    Straw 0.13.2 released

    Sat, 23 Nov 2002 01:30:00 GMT

    • Recognize RSS 0.9 namespace, fixes problems with at least feeds
    • Accept gzipped content
    • Really disable the subscriptions / blogrolls menu item when there's nothing available

    Straw now in Debian unstable

    Tue, 14 Nov 2002 12:10:00 GMT

    Straw is now in Debian unstable! apt-get install straw and no need to worry about dependencies any more. A big thanks to Ross.

    Straw 0.13.1 released

    Sun, 10 Nov 2002 23:00:00 GMT

    0.13 introduced a small bug to handling of broken RSS, fix that

    Straw 0.13 released

    Sun, 10 Nov 2002 21:00:00 GMT

    • Fixes to db handling: checkpoint, destroy unneeded logfiles, put smaller limits to log size. Disk space usage should be better under control now.
    • Remove the separate RSS URL field from subscribe tool, it's not needed - you can type the RSS url into the news site location field if you want.
    • Accept url drags from browsers etc in the main window.
    • Fix problems with extra whitespace here and there: just remove it when parsing.
    • Fix more character set problems.
    • Add a bit of CSS to item display, to show q elements better.
    • Disable subscriptions / blogrolls menu item when a feed without either is selected.

    Straw 0.12 released

    Sat, 26 Oct 2002 00:00:00 GMT

    • Export subscriptions list as OPML
    • Use ETag/If-None-Match HTTP headers to reduce bandwidth usage
    • Fix character set problems
    • Fix search regression
    • Rename subscriptions/blogrolls browsing, only make it active on feeds that have one of them
    • Try to parse XML with Expat even if there is no
    • Look for images in content:encoded if it exists
    • New version of
    • Makefile commands and install prefix overrideable by environment variables

    Straw 0.11 released

    Mon, 14 Oct 2002 01:00:00 GMT

    • Support for most of blogChannel module in the UI: see menu item Go/Subscriptions and blogrolls
    • RSS 1.0 and RSS 0.9x/2.0 support are now equal. Straw now supports content:encoded, freshmeat namespace, blogChannel namespace, and some more of Dublin Core
    • Convert UTF-8 entities to characters in item titles for the item list
    • Don't show empty items
    • After finding a feed, save its items so another poll won't be needed
    • Added an icon
    • Added a .desktop file so Straw will show up in menus
    • Install to the GNOME installation directory

    Straw 0.10.2 Released

    Fri, 27 Sep 2002 01:50:00 GMT

    Fix keyboard item navigation

    Straw 0.10.1 Released

    Tue, 24 Sep 2002 01:50:00 GMT

    Less broken and more responsive search, search button in toolbar, read and display RSS 1.0 content:encoding, work around empty items in storage

    Straw 0.10 Released

    Fri, 20 Sep 2002 00:50:00 GMT

    Incremental search for items, number of unread displayed in title bar, alphabetical sort for feeds.

    Straw 0.9.4 Released

    Wed, 16 Sep 2002 01:10:00 GMT

    More DB fixes, some fixes to the adding of items to feeds, cosmetic UI fixes.

    Straw 0.9.3 Released

    Wed, 12 Sep 2002 10:00:00 GMT

    Another fix for potential DB corruption

    Straw 0.9.2 Released

    Wed, 12 Sep 2002 00:15:00 GMT

    Lots of little UI fixes, a DB corruption fix

    Straw has moved

    Thu, 12 Sep 2002 00:01:00 GMT

    Straw's new home page is hosted at The news feed can be found here<.

    Straw 0.9.1 Released

    Sat, 08 Sep 2002 23:00:00 GMT

    Quick-fix for a bug in preferences dialog.

    Straw 0.9 Released

    Sat, 08 Sep 2002 22:20:20 GMT

    Straw 0.9 has been released. There are some notable UI improvements: a fancy subscriber tool, a channel information display and some sorely needed speed.

    Straw 0.8 Released

    Sat, 31 Aug 2002 15:00:00 GMT

    Straw 0.8 has been released. It includes a more liberal RSS parser, RSS quality feedback, referer headers for RSS fetching, timeouting sockets, plus the obligatory bug fixes and small UI improvements.

    Straw 0.7 Released

    Sat, 17 Aug 2002 08:45:00 GMT

    Straw 0.7 has been released. This version features local storage of items and images, some UI improvements and bug fixes.