We’ve started a new site — NetNewsWire Technotes — for in-depth documentation that doesn’t fit in the Help book. (Or that should go in the Help book but just hasn’t gone in there yet.)
There’s no particular update schedule, and there are just a couple articles so far. Most of the time the articles will refer to the Mac versions, since there are so many more things to document.
The site has a feed, so you can get updates when they appear.
NetNewsWire 3.2.15 fixes a number of syncing bugs:
Fixed at least one cause of a bug where syncing could appear to get stuck. (It would sometimes start but not finish and the indicator would keep spinning.)
Fixed a bug where synced feeds wouldn’t get Growl notifications.
Fixed a bug where synced feeds that are suspended would get refreshed anyway.
Fixed a bug downloading enclosures for synced feeds.
Stop button now works for syncing in the Activity window.
Fixed a bug logging into Google Reader where it could lock up the UI.
As always, you can download it manually, or do a Check for Updates in NetNewsWire.
NetNewsWire developer Brent Simmons (that’s me, writing this) will be on 5by5’s Daily Edition Monday morning.
NetNewsWire Lite 4.0 is a new free version of NetNewsWire for Macintosh, available now on the Mac App Store.
It’s designed to be fast and light — and it’s definitely a Lite version in that it doesn’t have Google Reader syncing, tabs, Combined View and other features you might be used to. It does the basics, for folks who like their apps light and lean. (There will be a full version of NetNewsWire 4.0 with Google Reader syncing and other features.)
A couple of posts on inessential.com go into more details:
The Return of NetNewsWire Lite
Some Details about NetNewsWire Lite 4.0
Also see the The Making of NetNewsWire Lite 4.0, a photoset on Flickr.
Here’s a screenshot — click it for the larger version:
(There are more screenshots on its App Store page.)
Another quick update — NetNewsWire 3.2.14 fixes a bug where refreshing might appear to get stuck, especially after waking up the computer from sleep (though it was possible at other times too).
It also fixes a bug where subscriptions weren’t getting re-sorted after a refresh session.
Unfortunately, the app-update system may still change your news-items font size preference. This build contains the fix — but that fix won’t be able to work until the next update.
If you download it manually, you can avoid that font size reset. Or you can do a Check for Updates, get the new version, then go to preferences and restore your font setting.
While we try to avoid doing updates bunched together — two in one day — we found a hanging bug in NetNewsWire 3.2.12. It’s been fixed in 3.2.13.
(We’d rather fix it quickly, even it if means an update follows an update.)
To get the update, do a Check for Updates, or download NetNewsWire directly.
NetNewsWire 3.2.12 fixes a bunch of syncing bugs, including bugs with syncing flagged items (which sync to starred items on Google Reader), and a bug with updating new content with some feeds.
It also fixes some crashing bugs, adds a send to Twitter for Mac command, and fixes a bug where sometimes you couldn’t flag older articles.
NetNewsWire users should be able to get the update by doing a Check for Updates. Or you can can download NetNewsWire directly.
It’s been out for a little while — but, just in case you missed it, the current version of NetNewsWire for Macintosh is 3.2.11. You can get it by doing a Check for Updates in the app, or download it directly.
The first of the updates is up. Choose Check for Updates to get it. (If that doesn’t work, you can download it here.)
There’s plenty more to do — but this is a start. There will be more updates.
Changes in 3.2.8
64-bit code (on 64-bit Intel systems). This may not have much of an effect, except for one big thing — when Flash crashes, it should no longer take down the app with it. (Flash is the single biggest cause of crashes in NetNewsWire.)
Toolbar icon and button for sending to Instapaper.
Send to Instapaper now appears in contextual menu when you click on a link in a description or web page.
Swapped out the send-feedback system for a link to NetNewsWire’s UserVoice page. This way people can see if their feature requests are already made, and they can vote on requests.
Tab thumbnails are now loaded as needed, instead of all at startup, which should help startup time for people with hundreds or thousands of tabs.
Made some changes that *may* help people behind proxies, particularly authenticating proxies, though I’m not sure of that yet. (It’s something to watch for.)