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NewsMonster 1.2 Released

Wednesday July 30th, 2003

Kevin Burton writes: "NewsMonster 1.2 has been released. This is a significant update from 1.1 which fixes a number of performance issues and focuses on usability. A few issues were fixed with the reputation system on Windows which should allow for enhanced relevance as soon as all users upgrade to 1.2."


#1 Can't download/compile

by ittaibalaban <ittaibalaban@hotmail.com>

Thursday July 31st, 2003 8:05 AM

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Source download sink seems to be broken (this is the link to the tar.gz file for the "Developers" download).

Also, current CVS doesn't compile (standalone and xpi targets). Is this a temporary state of affairs, or could it be a problem with my environment?

#2 err

by ittaibalaban <ittaibalaban@hotmail.com>

Thursday July 31st, 2003 8:32 AM

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> sink

= link.

#3 ack... it seems to conflict with tabbrowser extens

by joschi

Thursday July 31st, 2003 2:08 PM

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as soon as i installed news monster i could no long use tabs at all... sad too since i had just started to like the monster...

<http://white.sakura.ne.jp/~piro/>

#9 Re: ack... it seems to conflict with tabbrowser ex

by motobass

Friday August 1st, 2003 9:51 AM

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It does conflict with that extension - it was a known issue last I asked. I didn't find anything in the NewsMonster Bugzilla though.

#4 POS IMHO

by Tar

Thursday July 31st, 2003 5:06 PM

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rv:1.5a, Gecko/20030711 NM FREE 1.2.1

Breaks Alt+D. Breaks F8 for Preferences Toolbar. Leaves ugly 6px border to the left when hidden. Rightclick menus and some browser menus floated with nonwanted crap items. Can't subscribe to no feeds.

And that's just few mins of beating it, oh well...

#7 that's a little harsh

by joschi

Friday August 1st, 2003 1:11 AM

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newsmonster is FAR from a POS, its quite an impressive piece of software. there are aparenlty a few bugs/integration issues, but dont discredit the whole application because of some surface scratches.

#5 newsmonster is great

by freeriderz

Thursday July 31st, 2003 11:32 PM

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Wow, honestly NM is the best newsfeeder i could locate for linux. keep on the work! (NM 1.2 works fine here on mozilla 1.4 20030703, tabs work)

#6 Everyone thank Brad...

by burtonator

Friday August 1st, 2003 12:48 AM

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Please... if you want to criticize NewsMonster at LEAST make sure to install on a stable version of Mozilla :)

There are problems with 1.5a that break NewsMonster. I am aware of the issues.

#10 Re: Everyone thank Brad...

by Tar

Friday August 1st, 2003 9:55 AM

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BTW this rv:1.5a, Gecko/20030711 crashed on me only once and that because of IIRC running in extremely low free memory condition. Browser & mailnews are running ~12+ hours a day with tons of extensions since it came off the nightly build repository. So I'd say it is stable especially for designated alpha quality build ;)

And yes, calling it POS was probably too harsh, sry, it's just that I've gotten used (spoiled) to Mozilla & it's extensions & gizmos to Just Work(TM) ;)

And maybe part of the problem when it couldn't subscribe to anything was that Sun's Java Plug-in 1.4.2 doesn't quite work in my OS+Mozilla combination, got to investigate :/

Now smacking rv:1.5b Gecko/20030731 and looking again stable so far ;)

Oh and BTW, removing the NM (via prefs dialog) doesn't remove entries from prefs.js

#8 How well does it work in Firebird?

by cgonyea

Friday August 1st, 2003 7:00 AM

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I am interested in checking out NewsMonster but I would like to hear what other people's experiences are with it and Firebird.

#11 anyone tried the paid version?

by spage

Saturday August 2nd, 2003 4:18 PM

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I downloaded the free beta a while back and it was mostly great (it let me spend even more time in Mozilla surfing when I should be working :) Has anyone tried the $30 paid version? "burton" seems to work amazingly hard on NewsMonster code and Web site and support, seems like he deserves the money.