QUOTE(ken @ May 12 2005, 10:08 AM)
I just tried QuackNews 0.4.1, and have a few thoughts ...
1-it requires that you install it in the main memory. It'd be nicer if I could install it on my SD or CF card.
2-I'm not sure how others feel about this, but launching it should automatically grab and sync feeds. In fact, it'd be nice if it then displayed the respective pages in some kind of order (the less steps in viewing the feeds, the better).
3-I noticed that the browser must be launched. ok, I can deal with that. It then lists the feeds. Rather than that, I'd prefer to simply have all the feed information shown right away. I then have to click on the feed, and it then retrieves the feed. It should already have done that for me, so I don't have to spend too much time. For me, I'd like to pop in and pop out.
Thanks for the idea's Ken, I'll see what I can do.
1. Not that sure what it is that makes an app able to be installed on a card and not just the main memory, if anyone does, please PM me.
2. Think this will need to be a user configurable option, I'm thinking either a command line option, therefore you could have two links, one to auto sync and one to manual sync, or a application property, any preferances?
3. If I list all the feed items in one page, this will make one large HTML page. I was thining, would you prefer a global setting, all items in a single page or a per feed setting? I thinking global, but I don't think I'd use it, so don't really mind.
I really think that QN and DM have a place.
The aim of QN is to create something that can be used on as many different platforms as possible, and in the long run I hope to port it to J2ME MIDP/CLDC so it'll work on phones/palmos devices/etc...
If QN and DM can push each other, learning and improving, then everyone gains.
At the end of the day, OS projects are there for the users, if no one luses it, what's the point?
Please keep posting your impressions and idea's, oh and PLEASE tell me when you find a bug, I know there are some, but if no one tells me about them, I can't fix them...