Cool Vienna

Not the city, although that's cool too. No, the Vienna I am talking about is an open source MacOSX RSS newsreader. I've been trying out the 2.1beta this afternoon after compiling it myself using the supplied XCode project. It's pretty neat and imported my 169 bloglines subcriptions without problem.

Neater still is that it's a pretty nice, full-featured, application that I can digest the source to. Over the last couple of weeks I've been dabbling with building Objective-C/Cocoa applications but there's nothing like seeing something full-fledged to get a feel for how a "real" application is written. Vienna looks like the business in that respect.

One of the nice things about being a programmer is that you can, usually, scratch your own digital itches. Hence Squib is my blogging tool not Radio. I've been writing a little diet management app and also a concept futzing tool. I might release either or both at some point.

I'm also going to stick with Vienna for a bit and see how I get on with a desktop reader.

25/10/2006 15:53 by Matt Mower | Permalink | comments:
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