wrote about this
feed-reader before way last year, saying it was good but slow. Today, I got a
gripe saying there were problems with my Atom feed in
BlogBridge, so I downloaded it and
it’s still very good and not slow any more. Except for, when I first
downloaded it, it wouldn’t work at all; muttered quietly on startup about my
previous “Guides” being corrupted, but then sat there sullenly and refused to
do much of anything. Not entirely unreasonable, I figured if I wiped out the
settings from the previous install I should be fine; but it took me the
longest time to figure out they were in
$HOME/.bb as opposed to
$HOME/Library; harrumph. Anyhow, yes, it’s slick
and fast and fun to use and imports OPML just fine and (as it’s Java) runs
everywhere; so it’s now replaced
Bloglines as my recommended feed-reader for anyone who’s not on a Macintosh
and thus can’t use NetNewsWire.
And, oh, yes, it’s got a relative-URI bug in its Atom 1.0 handling,
a subtle one which
most people won’t notice.
I filed a bug report, let’s see what happens.
[Update: Got a note from Blogbridge saying “Try the
and sure enough, all fixed up. Good stuff.]