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RikReader Changelog

1.6 (Build 2857) - October 28, 2007

  • Bugfix: Two Pane View lost item body after changing to Newspaper View and back.
  • Bugfix: Sometimes Newspaper View stopped on a page which didn't exist.
  • Request: Make Newspaper View respect the unread filter.
  • Better async conversion and progress reporting in Newspaper View.
  • Replaced "Change View" with a drop down "View" menu.

1.6 (Build 2807) - September 8, 2007

  • New shortcut keys
    • Tag item: t
    • Next item: k
    • Previous item: j
    • Next feed/folder: shift + n
    • Previous feed/folder: shift + p
    • Expand/collapse folder: shift + x   
    • Search: s
    • View in browser: v 
    • Refresh: r
    • Two pane mode: 1
    • Newspaper mode: 2
  • Renamed the 'old' tags to annotations, added new 'whole item' tags.
  • Allow multiple selection in the Feed Tree.
  • Bugfix: Sometimes folders could not be expanded.
  • Bugfix: Focus could be trapped in the toolbar.

1.6 (Build 2803r2) - September 4, 2007

  • Better exception handling at startup and shutdown.
  • Attempt to suppress exceptions during shutdown.
  • Bugfix: Tree of folders and feeds stopped being dynamic.
  • Bugfix: HTML conversion could fail when given invalid CSS style.

1.6 (Build 2803r1) - September 4, 2007

  • Make startup even faster.
  • Bugfix: Error Reporting.

1.6 (Build 2803) - September 4, 2007

  • Try to stop the newspaper view from jumping around like crazy.
  • Bugfix: switching folders or searching while the newspaper view was still being arranged could sometimes raise an exception.

1.6 (Build 2802) - September 3, 2007

  • Streamline application startup.

1.6 (Build 2801) - September 2, 2007

  • Bugfix: Error Reporting.

1.6 (Build 2775) - August 8, 2007

  • Feature request: Indicate progress of background tasks.

1.6 (Build 2757) - July 20, 2007

  • Bugfix: Ensure thread-safe DB access.

1.6 (Build 2756) - July 19, 2007

  • Bugfix: Couldn't focus search box.
  • Attempt to trap exceptions on shutdown. Add more extensive error reporting.

1.6 (Build 2755) - July 18, 2007

  • Add annotations: text, ink tags; highlighting.
  • Bugfix: JScript failed to compile in non-English locales.
  • Bugfix: Some items were not removed from the index.

1.5 (Build 2728) - June 21, 2007

  • Feature request: Support the HTML align tag on images.

1.5 (Build 2720) - June 13, 2007

  • Feature request: Filtering. Choose to show items only from the last day, week, or only items which are unread.
  • Feature request: Add a context menu to copy hyperlinks.
  • Performance: Changing between feeds and folders is about 10 times faster.
  • Performance: Newspaper view now loads item bodies asynchronously.

1.4 (Build 2708) - June 2, 2007

  • Bugfix: Pre shouldn't be justified.
  • Bugfix: Item author was being incorrectly compared to Feed name.
  • Bugfix: Feed and folder structural changes from the RSS Platform were not being respected.

1.4 (Build 2690) - May 14, 2007

  • Feature Request: Remove the Vertical Scrollbar from the Feed Tree.
  • Bugfix: Some images were still being scaled according to their specified DPI.
  • Better performance when changing between feeds.
  • Better performance during indexing, the index is now only optimised at exit

1.4 (Build 2678) - May 2, 2007

  • Bugfix: Newspaper view failed on load and when new items arrived.
  • Added a more visible highlight color for the selected feed.

1.4 (Build 2670) - April 24, 2007

  • Bugfix: Welcome dialog rendering glitch when RikReader was maximised.
  • Bugfix: Reset scroll position when changing items in Two-Pane view.
  • Changed feature reporting format.

1.4 (Build 2669) - April 23, 2007

  • Moved more work into the background. Less effect from Index and Sync on the UI.
  • Changes to the two-pane transition. Should be much faster now.
  • Exception reporting now supports sending reports.
  • Added a date for each item in Newspaper View.
  • New feature to enable easy user feedback.

1.4 (Build 2664) - April 18, 2007

  • Synchronisation data now stored in SQL CE.
  • Bugfix: Feed items without a URL caused the Indexer to crash.
  • Exception handling for exceptions raised by background threads.

1.3 (Build 2636) - March 21, 2007

  • Background shading for nodes in the Feed Tree with unread items.
  • Bugfix: Temporary workaround for Windows Live Spaces blogs.
  • Bugfix: Security issue in the HTML translator for images with non HTTP URIs.

1.3 (Build 2625) - March 10, 2007

  • Remember the expanded states and the selected node in the feed tree.

1.3 (Build 2618) - March 3, 2007

  • More extensive error reporting (inner exceptions).

1.3 (Build 2569) - January 13, 2007

  • Completely replaced HTML parser.
  • Ignore the DPI specified by images and display at native pixel resolution.
  • Synchronisation now runs smaller work items to avoid locking the UI. This was particularly visible when selecting an unread item in Standard View.
  • The items list is now filled asynchronously.
  • Items which have been updated are re-indexed.

1.2 (Build 2539) - December 13, 2006

  • Bugfix: Next Unread Item should be faster.
  • Bugfix: Don't crash where there are more folders than feed items.
  • Bugfix: Items can have empty titles.

1.2 (Build 2537)December 12, 2006

  • Bugfix: Standard view feed list shouldn't steal focus.
  • Bugfix: Standard view feed list should scroll to the current item.
  • Bugfix: Newspaper view zoom level should be a seperate setting.
  • Added Searching. Powered by Lucene.Net RikReader now indexes feed items to enable lightning fast search.
  • Added a toolbar.
  • Added animated status icons.
  • Limited to single instance. You can now only start a single instance of RikReader per installation. If you need to run multiple instances, you will need to install RikReader to a different folder for each instance you need.

1.1 (Build 2522) - November 28, 2006

  • Newspaper View.
  • New hotkeys:
    • Press F2 to switch views
    • Press F5 to refresh the current view (Note: this is only necessary in Newspaper view to remove read items).
  • Improved transition engine, this may give slightly better performance.
  • Replaced style on the default-view list.
  • Removed empty RSS Extension placeholders.
  • Clickonce deployment offered.

1.0 (Build 2504) - November 9, 2006

  • Bugfix: Resizing the document viewer in page mode and causing an image to flow to the next page caused a recursive error loop.
  • Continued my abuse of the Standard Feed Icon: The main window will show an orange icon if there are any unread items, gray otherwise.
  • Save settings on exit.
    • Window size, position and state.
    • Column widths.
    • Document viewer's mode and zoom factor.

1.0 (Build 2496) - November 1, 2006

  • Initial preview release.
  • Gold integration with the RSS Platform. Subscribe in IE7. Read in RikReader.
  • Three Panes: Feed/Folder tree, Feed item list, Feed item details.
  • Flattened hierarchal view: Select a Feed or Folder in the Tree to create a dynamic list of items contained within.
  • Extensive shortcut keys: Press Space to select the oldest unread item in the current view.
  • Terrible HTML conversion.
  • Support for RSS Extensions.
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