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koan
post Feb 28 2009, 08:36 PM
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Hi

Zocalo is a lightweight web feed reader for the Sharp ROM. It is designed for the PDA form factor, i.e. make sensible use of a small screen, use keyboard or stylus to navigate everything, don't use a lot of memory or disk space. It can handle RSS, RSS RDF and Atom.

I have been testing Zocalo for a few months now and it seems stable. There are a few minor issues that I want to improve in future releases and I have a lot of ideas for features that I want to implement. I plan to port to the other Zaurus Linuxes.

Please find more details at the Zocalo web page.

This image is linked to a screenshot of the latest version on my website:
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koan
post Dec 18 2010, 01:46 AM
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Hi Guys,

Zocalo 2.0 is available. I was planning to do some work on the curl interface so that Zocalo would use multiple connections to download feeds. This would mitigate the problem with one feed failing causing the others to be blocked. However, I realised that this would take a lot longer to test and debug so in the mean time I have made this version.

I hope I have addressed all the points.
1. The Continue All dialog will automatically close after 10 seconds. (screenshot)
2. Font size selector is dynamically updated to whatever sizes are available. (screenshot)
3. Fonts can be set to bold and/or italic if the font supports it. The default Helvetica font will support these changes IIRC but some fonts won't. (screenshot)
4. Article store will be cleared from disk properly.

As I dug into the code I also found some other bugs or inconsistencies. Atom feeds are now better supported, previously I accidentally filtered out all HTML from articles in Atom but now I have enabled the articles to run through my parser so that only unsupported entities are stripped. Also I didn't realise that Atom category tags were being ignored so I have added those in.

One change that you should watch for: I changed the internal feed status code so that it now counts how many times a feed has failed to download. This means that the first time you run Zocalo 2.0 any feeds you added under previous versions will flag up as invalid and have the red status icon until you update them.

There is also a new version of curl and libidn. Contrary to one of my previous posts, I don't think the curl guys will add OpenAuth to curl. They consider it a layer on top; so if you were waiting for this it's not going to happen any time soon.

Finally, I started a proper Zaurus package feed that includes most of my software: http://www.lyndonhill.com/Downloads/Zaurus. In the Add/Remove Software application in QPE you can add this as a server for the Install via Network option.

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post Dec 19 2010, 11:26 AM
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An excellent, excellent update. All is well w/ the SL-C1000.

1) Zocolo loads faster

2) updates feeds faster

3) new font menu works

4) articles successfully cleared upon demand

The only problem is that the links you post in your last thread generate a Forbidden when clicked. But that may be my browser's issue.

Congratulations,
Jake
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post Dec 19 2010, 11:47 AM
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Thanks. I can't take any credit for any speed increases. I didn't notice it myself; perhaps if you installed the new curl then there is some optimisation in there. If you mean the feed link at the end of my post, yes it gives a 403 if you click it but if you enter the URL into the Add/Remove Software program on your Zaurus it will read it and list the packages available.

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koan   Zocalo Web Feed Reader (sharp Rom)   Feb 28 2009, 08:36 PM
speculatrix   woo, looks very smart, am impressed! am inter...   Mar 27 2009, 03:58 PM
koan   I have just uploaded a new version of Zocalo, vers...   Mar 29 2009, 06:10 PM
MaBo   Hi, Thanks for zocalo. This is at the moment my fa...   May 7 2009, 01:17 AM
matthis   Wooh, nice to see new & good software for the ...   May 7 2009, 06:48 AM
koan   QUOTE(MaBo @ May 7 2009, 06:17 PM) Hi, Th...   May 7 2009, 07:47 PM
MaBo   HI, The reason for the images question, was that I...   May 28 2009, 07:42 AM
koan   Hi Zocalo 1.2 is now available. Screenshots at th...   Jan 21 2010, 01:40 PM
koan   Zocalo 1.3 is now available to download. The new ...   Mar 10 2010, 03:31 PM
koan   Zocalo 1.4 was released, see the above links for d...   Apr 10 2010, 02:00 AM
koan   Zocalo 1.5 is now available, see the links above f...   May 24 2010, 12:42 PM
xamindar   Thanks, I guess it is about time to check this pro...   May 24 2010, 09:47 PM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ May 25 2010, 03:47 PM) I...   May 25 2010, 04:14 AM
koan   You can get a nice RSS feed from Google News 1. G...   May 28 2010, 01:24 PM
xamindar   Thanks again for this rss reader. It has replaced ...   Jun 13 2010, 02:27 PM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jun 14 2010, 08:27 AM) T...   Jun 14 2010, 11:53 AM
xamindar   QUOTE(koan @ Jun 14 2010, 12:53 PM) I...   Jun 19 2010, 11:17 PM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jun 20 2010, 05:17 PM) T...   Jun 20 2010, 12:24 PM
xamindar   Ok, thanks for that explanation. I should have pai...   Jun 20 2010, 11:42 PM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jun 21 2010, 05:42 PM) i...   Jun 21 2010, 12:38 AM
xamindar   QUOTE(koan @ Jun 21 2010, 01:38 AM) Searc...   Jun 21 2010, 02:56 AM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jun 21 2010, 08:56 PM) W...   Jun 21 2010, 11:54 AM
xamindar   QUOTE(koan @ Jun 21 2010, 12:54 PM) No, I...   Jun 21 2010, 11:04 PM
koan   Zocalo 1.6 is now available. This should address ...   Jul 2 2010, 01:46 PM
xamindar   Thanks for the update. It seemed to be working bet...   Jul 3 2010, 12:24 AM
koan   It looks like your article store is corrupted. By...   Jul 3 2010, 02:06 AM
koan   Version 1.7 is now available. xamindar pointed ou...   Jul 12 2010, 01:47 PM
xamindar   A couple issues I am noticing in this version. Fir...   Jul 20 2010, 04:43 PM
koan   Thanks for the report. Unfortunately, both these t...   Jul 21 2010, 02:19 AM
xamindar   QUOTE(koan @ Jul 21 2010, 03:19 AM) . Are...   Jul 21 2010, 03:32 AM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jul 21 2010, 09:32 PM) E...   Jul 21 2010, 12:32 PM
xamindar   QUOTE(koan @ Jul 21 2010, 01:32 PM) Try c...   Jul 21 2010, 01:59 PM
Frederic Bergeron   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jul 21 2010, 08:32 PM) A...   Jul 21 2010, 09:36 PM
koan   It won't run from the icon in portrait mode fo...   Jul 22 2010, 10:04 AM
xamindar   I could never get version 1.7 to work properly. I ...   Jul 25 2010, 01:58 AM
xamindar   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jul 25 2010, 02:58 AM) I...   Jul 26 2010, 04:44 PM
jcabrer   This looks like a missing configuration file, or m...   Jul 26 2010, 04:18 PM
koan   Just a quick note to say that I haven't stoppe...   Aug 8 2010, 02:56 PM
koan   Finally, I am pleased to announce version 1.8 is n...   Sep 1 2010, 11:50 AM
xamindar   Great! Thank you! It seems to work great n...   Sep 1 2010, 01:12 PM
koan   Thanks, I can confirm that "OK" doesn...   Sep 1 2010, 01:35 PM
koan   Update: Zocalo 1.8.1 with OK button fix, tested on...   Sep 2 2010, 11:37 AM
MaBo   Woow!! It works great with the OK and Canc...   Sep 3 2010, 02:45 AM
jakfish   Many thanks for an intriguing application. I...   Sep 13 2010, 06:14 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 14 2010, 12:14 AM) co...   Sep 13 2010, 09:24 AM
jakfish   Thank you for your fast reply. I'm looking fo...   Sep 13 2010, 09:28 AM
koan   Zocalo 1.9 is now available. The main enhancement...   Sep 19 2010, 10:26 AM
jakfish   Success, success. SL-C1000 installs Zocalo 1.9 wi...   Sep 20 2010, 05:15 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 20 2010, 11:15 PM) On...   Sep 20 2010, 11:16 AM
jakfish   I think Mobireader is a much more basic program an...   Sep 20 2010, 06:34 PM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 21 2010, 12:34 PM) I ...   Sep 21 2010, 12:34 AM
jakfish   It's a dilemma, I think, with a lot of RSS Rea...   Sep 21 2010, 06:49 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 22 2010, 12:49 AM) It...   Sep 22 2010, 12:56 AM
xamindar   I think Zacolo is fine with the functionality it c...   Sep 22 2010, 01:33 AM
jakfish   I agree completely: Zocalo is a wondrous app, maki...   Sep 22 2010, 04:55 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 22 2010, 10:55 PM) I...   Sep 22 2010, 11:50 AM
jakfish   Re: GPRS--I've yet to figure out bluetooth (I ...   Sep 22 2010, 12:11 PM
jakfish   Hi, koan, I'd love to make a backup of my rss...   Sep 26 2010, 05:50 PM
koan   At the moment there is no convenient way to create...   Sep 27 2010, 07:58 AM
jakfish   This is a big help; thank you. I have about 20 fe...   Sep 27 2010, 12:42 PM
xamindar   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 27 2010, 01:42 PM) in...   Sep 28 2010, 02:13 AM
jakfish   That's a terrible story. And if your stuff is...   Sep 28 2010, 05:41 AM
jakfish   Hi, koan, Just a follow-up to our discussion abou...   Oct 23 2010, 06:03 PM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Oct 24 2010, 12:03 PM) Ju...   Oct 24 2010, 12:39 AM
jakfish   Thanks again for another fast response. Helvetica...   Oct 24 2010, 05:54 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Oct 24 2010, 11:54 PM) In...   Oct 24 2010, 01:50 PM
jakfish   I guess since I use arial in all my documents, I l...   Oct 25 2010, 04:36 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Oct 25 2010, 10:36 PM) I...   Oct 25 2010, 07:19 AM
jakfish   Let me know what I can test. Jake   Oct 25 2010, 07:26 AM
koan   Hi Guys, Zocalo 2.0 is available. I was planning ...   Dec 18 2010, 01:46 AM
jakfish   An excellent, excellent update. All is well w/ th...   Dec 19 2010, 11:26 AM
koan   Thanks. I can't take any credit for any speed ...   Dec 19 2010, 11:47 AM
koan   Zocalo 2.1 has been uploaded to my website. New f...   Nov 15 2013, 04:04 PM
koan   Zocalo 2.2 is now available. There is a new optio...   Feb 6 2014, 12:09 PM


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