We've got issues :)
Windows 7, Vista, Blogger--it seems the world is conspiring against us :) There are major compatibility issues keeping me from releasing the next version of rsssaver, and pretty soon the CMS system I use for this site
will be going away too.
My hope is to package up the code and release it in some sort of "open" way and hope the problems take care of themselves.
Sorry about the bugs...
Thanks to all the comment folks who have pointed out all the bugs in the latest version of rssssaver
. Right now I'm hovering in between the next beta release and a complete re-write to a 1.0 release.
I'll do my best to hit the critical bugs ASAP.
Okay people. rsssaver
is somewhat working in Vista. Take a look...
We're still a little way away from a release, so hang tight. Also you can see screen shots of accented characters being displayed in the flicker set above.
Vista = Pain in the Ass
After many days of work, I'm starting to realize that OpenGL just won't work in Vista the way I want it to. Options are pretty limited, but it looks like I may explore using Flash to render the text to screen and "warp" the text to get the pseudo 3D look. Since my plan was to start building other visualizations, this would be a huge blow to the visual effect of the project.
The other option is to port to DirectX and If I do that I might as well rewrite it in visual studio. That said development is pretty much at standstill awaiting a solution to these technical concerns.
Well, Vista does not support OpenGL in the way I've been using it to display the preview and the full-up screen saver. I don't think all hope is lost just yet, I just need to get my developent environment setup and working in Vista.
Wanna see a Vista error?
The good news is some of my older software (like this mingolf game designed originally for Windows 98
) is appearing to work without updates...
I plan on picking up a copy of Vista for my home computer next week, so I should be able to troubleshoot the issues Windows Vista users have been reporting.
updated download 0.0.6
That's right, I skipped a whole version number... This version tackles the big interactivity problem and sets the stage (finally) for foreign characters. Here's what's new now...
- Hold down the SHIFT key to speed up the current story (fast forward)
- Hold down the CTRL key to snap the current story to full frame
- Hold them both to quickly view stories
- Some additional color palettes added to config
Coming soonish (version 0.0.7...)
- Accented characters appear escaped now (ü instead of ü) so I will add a conversion page so you can drop in just the characters you need, saving texture memory.
- A WIP screenshot of the 0.0.7 can be found here.
Get the new 0.0.6 version here
This site is the home of rsssaver -- the rss screen saver for windows. Currently in open beta, rsssaver will preview RSS feeds from the net and visualize them during your computer's "inactive" time.