A new release of my favourite newsreader has hit the streets. The latest release implements a number of improvements over the previous builds. One of the main highlights includes support for setting individual polling intervals, this was really useful for me as some of my feeds were timing out on the connection when nntp//rss tried to retrieve them at the same time. I can now carefully stagger them to balance the load somewhat and resolve some timeout issues I had.
The big feature improvement though is the support of various blogging API’s to allow items to be posted to the weblog from the newsreader. Some people think this is a bit of an overkill, but I think it is quite cool. Here’s an extract from the release:
Posting – You can now post entries to your blog from within your newsreader. nntp//rss has support for the popular Blogger, LiveJournal and MetaWeblog APIs.
The next logical step would be integrating some kind of commenting integration. a link to the comments for an article is already included in the aggregated content, what I am thinking of though is the kind of integration where I can just reply to a post from my news reader. Is this possible? Well I don’t know how the API’s Jason Broome listed currently work, but at least one weblog I read implements thecommentAPI developed by Joe Gregorio, creator of my previous favourite newsreader Aggie.
Well at least I have identified some reading to do in the future, the weblogging API’s. I’ll post links to them here so I know where to look when I get the time.