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Big upgrade for NetNewsWire coming soon

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 20, 2004

Big upgrade for NetNewsWire coming soon. All the newsreaders seem to be iterating towards genuine usefulness. Smart lists/feeds/albums/folders for President!

Reader comments

Michael KochApr 20, 2004 at 5:50PM

What’s the use of links not opening in a browser anymore ? Isn’t this supposed to cause another set of incompatibilities with the in-built browser ? What was wrong with opening links in the default browser. Sounds like the next release will be over-engineered.

Mike JamiesonApr 20, 2004 at 9:43PM

In this case I’d wager it’s a costumer driven feature and I’d also imagine knowing Brent that this will be a preference and not a forced feature. Remember.. choice is good. :)

Graham ParksApr 21, 2004 at 1:17PM

I’m not sure whether self-linking is OK here, but now you’ve linked to NNW and Pulpfiction, I’d be interested to know whther you’re familiar wiht my own Shrook, which already has smart groups?

Buzz AndersenApr 21, 2004 at 1:30PM

Michael: Brent isn’t saying that you can’t open links in your browser if you want to. He’s giving you the choice to either “browse in place” or have links open in the default browser.

As for incompatibilities, keep in mind that NNW uses WebKit, so it’s essentially the same browser as Safari.

Michael KochApr 22, 2004 at 7:40AM

Fair enough, Buzz - I certainly saw Brent’s comment that this is an option. I just think that NNW should remain a light platform - a central point of reference rather than another “battleship with tons” of functionality that might not be requried. But thanks for the comment - I’m currently using NNW and particularly like (as many others I reckon) it’s pure simplicity.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.