[MOD][SENSE2.5TAB] RSSTab Project - Developer Thread - (5Aug Release4.Beta.1)
RSSTab Update Feed:
Meltwater's Sense RSSTab Release Feed - Will be updated each time there is a release!
Project Release Thread:
XDA: RSSTab Project - Release Thread - The latest release cabs are here! (This does not apply to the betas yet)
Project Online Code Page:
CODEPLEX: HTC Sense RSS Reader Tab
Project Wiki Page:
XDAWIKI: Sense RSS Tab Project
PAYPAL: Developer meltwater
12Oct2011 - Facebook has altered the authorisation slightly, so manual paste method needs a little extra care (details here - Thanks to Nullstring).
(19Sep2011) "Facebook" Theme Released
(5Aug2011) Release 4.Beta.1 Details here
(12June2011) Release 4.Beta.0 (298views) Details here
(05June2011) Stable Release 3.0 (CodePlex 8974) Details here
(02June2011) Release To do list
(01June2011) Big Development Announcement - Facebook Integration
(10May2011) 3.Beta.2 [Released] (115 views) Details Here
(28April2011) 3.Beta.1 Released (In-App Update Only - minor changes) Details Here
(26April2011) 3.Beta.0 Released Details Here
(14April2011) (140 views) Beta Countdown To-do List posted!
(24thFeb2011) Release Thread
- The focus of this thread will now be development, allowing general Q&A in the release pages.
- Don't be scared to post in either thread (I monitor both)!
- I may start to release beta versions in this thread for testing
(31stJan2011) Release 2.2.2 (cabs on release thread or available in codeplex  (zip 503 views), Theme-able Version Rev2.2.2) - meltwater_RSSTabV2.2.2&SenseUtil.cab (662 views) meltwater_RSSTabV2.2.2(SeperateCabs).zip (304 views)
(27thJan2011) Easy Cab Install Test
- Please let me know if it works or not!
(26thJan2011) Release 2.2.1 (attached (views 50)  or available in codeplex, small fix+german lang Rev2.2)
(25thJan2011) Release 2.2 (attached  (19views) or available in codeplex, see Release 2.2 Notes
(20thJan2011) Release 2.1 (attached  (77views) or available in codeplex, see Release 2.1 Notes
(23rdDec2010) PreRelease Beta2.0B (attached  (237views) or available in codeplex or Captain Throwback Cab
(22ndDec2010) PreRelease Beta2.0 (attached or available in codeplex or Captain Throwback Cab (see install post #4))
(11thNov2010) 11th Nov 2010 Available - Minor Update
(10thNov2010) Captain Throwback Cab (see install post #4)
(9thNov2010) WIP 9th Nov 2010 Available - Release Candidate Codeplex Release Page
(3rdNov2010) WIP 3rd Nov 2010 Available
(22Oct2010) WIP 22nd Oct 2010 Available
(7Oct2010) WIP 7th Oct 2010 Available
(6Oct2010) New Screenshots Animated Gif Screenshots [Large]
(5Oct2010) WIP 5th Oct 2010 Available
(4Oct2010) WIP 4th Oct 2010 Available
(1Oct2010) WIP 1st Oct 2010 Available
(29Sept2010) Codeplex: Project Code Page - HTC Sense RSS Reader Tab
(1Sept2010) RSS Feed Item Display Form Requested...
Graphics Resizing Code Requested...
+ Updated Developer Pack attached + added Control Design Ideas
(from now on - additional baselines will be released separately to the pack - but the old pack needed fixes)
(24Aug2010) Icon Graphics Requested...
+1st run by another user!
(23Aug2010) Project Update
(19Aug2010) Project Launch, Wiki Open for ideas etc [Sense RSS Tab Project
], Developer Package attached (731 views)
Welcome to the RSS Tab Developer Thread.
This latest release of the RSSTab is now available.
Please read the Install instructions carefully and if you have problems feel free to post questions.
There is a user manual available in the wiki page, so if in doubt have a read of that.
Like most RSS Readers, the software will open up data connections to download related images.
Please ensure you are aware of your data connection settings to avoid data charges from your carrier.
The installation, the use &/or miss-use of this software is at your own risk.
This software is provided as is & without liability.
Reverse engineering or modification of the binaries is prohibited.
By downloading/using this software you accept these terms, regardless of if you choose to read them or not.
Introducing the RSSTab
Click on image to see Large Size Version
Author Request - Posting on other sites or building in ROMs
I am happy for the tab to be included in ROMs and links to this thread posted on other sites, however, I do request that feedback is relayed back here so I can see what issues people are having. This is the responsibility of either the original poster
or ROM Author
to do this, to help me with development.
1. language display issues, which I can not see as my ROM only supports english chars and I subscribe to english feeds.
2. install problems - it is something which I hope is almost resolved (using Captain_Throwbacks cabs, senseutil and the shortcuts), if not then we will need to know. Hopefully the newer builds are easier to cook too.
3. problem feeds - I wrote the RSS reading code quite early on, so it was rough and I only had limited methods I knew worked in compact framework, if there are issues I may revisit this code and improve the way it works.
Also it would be nice to post links to these sites on here too, common issues/solutions etc can then be viewed by all.
What can it do?
Once setup, the tab will display your list of feeds from the RSSHub directly in sense and allow you to view the list of items in the feed and then you can view a particular item and/or play a previously downloaded podcast file (video etc).
The tab is very much under-development, which means I am focusing on building in the important functions and features at the moment.
Presently, the tab will not change anything in your RSSHub files, so an unread item will stay unread and your files will not be harmed (the tab will only create some thumbnails etc in sub directories of the Channel Data folder). The exception to this is if you have donated and received a donate code, then you are able to disable the read only mode (which is experimental).
If you have a particular feature you would like added, then please add to the "To Do List" within the Wiki page
or Code-Plex To-Do list
Rev 4.Beta.1 Release from Post#911 Onwards...
Rev 4.Beta.0 Release Facebook Integration Discussed from Post#838
Rev 3.0 Release Discussed from Post#789
Facebook Integration Announcement from Post#772 Onwards...
Rev 3.Beta.2 Release Discussed from Post#744 Onwards...
Rev2.2.2 Release Discussed from Post#600 Onwards...
Releases/Development Plan Links
Installation Instructions (Must read before install)
Theme, Icons & Colours Links
Language File Support Information
XDAWIKI: Sense RSS Tab User Manual
XDAWIKI: Sense RSS Tab Theme Page
[Q] Can you recommend some good RSS feeds? - Includes details on adding Facebook, Twitter and Google+ RSS Feeds
XdaTV/YouTube Channel Podcast Links
The main problem is simply time, all coding takes lots of it and sense coding even more so. Obviously donations help greatly, be it donations of time to help with installation issues, testing and translations OR motivational money donations (be it $1 or $10) [I am saving up for something to help me with development] it all provides a boost which will drive me to work further on the project and shows me that the project is a worthwhile use of my time.
Donating to the project (money/time/skill/charity) will entitle you to a "Donate Code". If you've donated, send me the code from the "Advanced" settings page and you will get a code for your device. The "Donate Code" will allow you to use the experimental features which I am currently working on (use at your own risk as many of these will change the RSSHub data store - backups are recommended).
Experimental features include, updating feeds directly from the tab, setting items as Read/Unread and facebook api enabled facebook feeds. This is my way to return back something to those who invest in some way in the project, if you are unsure of how you can do this, then please let me know.
Eddie Dickens (16/6/2011)
unknown XdaId (5/5/2011)
zard, Captain_Throwback, mike2nl, winderp, colossus_r, ric69
(zh-cn) winderp, (es-es,es-es_tradnl) amno1970, (de-de) SteveP86 & user_99, (fr-fr) mickey & ric69, (zh-tw) boa19861105, (it-it) bbonzz, (pl-pl) Budniu
eboelzner+greenhacks(Sense Looknfeel SDK), emuneee (itemwebview), joe_coolish (debugfile), johncmolyneux (filedialogue), Captain_Throwback/Co0kieMonster(sensehelp), Drakknar (fbtab/rsstab banner)
Everyone behind the kitchen (without which I would have got no-where):
12aon, 6fg8, chainfire, sztupy, Co0kieMonster etc
Plus anyone else I've forgotten...
Thanks even if I've not mentioned by name, for all help, testing and support.
Let me know if I've missed you off the list, thank you for donating
(in this case, your time and effort!).
See post #4 for install links & instructions (must read before installing).
The cab files required for installing the "release version" of the tab are located on the release thread
meltwater_RSSTabVX.X.X(SeperateCabs).zip below contains the cab file for installing the tab and senseUtil to assist with registering it with Sense.
rsstab-xxxx.zip below contains the files required for manually installing the tab.
Link to EXT file, TO BE DETERMINED
NOTE: rsstab-8974.zip is Stable Release 3.0 (CodePlex 8974)
To save time, I don't usually release the Beta versions as ZIP files, but feel free to open the cab and extract the files if you need to.