In an effort to provide MonkeyChow with a little more color, I’ve decided to add favicons from the various feeds you browse into the view. As you can see, the individual feeds in the left get the icon as well as the individual items. This replaces the bland RSS icon that was after each feed for showing the feed source. For those sites that have decided not to use favicon.ico on their site, the same plan RSS icon will be displayed. This is a user preference and you can go back to the plain old RSS icon for all feeds if you like. The individual icons all add a slight bit more time to page loads, but browser and proxy caching all make this much speedier.
This is not yet in the SVN repo, but will be this weekend. A number of people have asked me when they can see some of these changes in a tarball since they don’t know how to or can’t use SVN. I will also be implementing some weekly automated SVN repo dumps to tarballs so that you don’t have to wait for me to make a release. These will be something like version 0.5.X until I get the multiple user code finalized for 0.6.
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* user login – all users see same view at this time; default admin passwd is set at install timeÂ
* a unified display code for frames and non-frames view, Â
* user preferences, including the display of feedicons and their display size, the choice of frames or non-frames on individual loginÂ
* digg icon for Digg articles (will be moved to plugin later)Â
* Firefox 2 integrationÂ
* lots of code cleanup
Reminder: to get the code from SVN, execute the following
svn co https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/monkeychow monkeychow
Update: What the heck. I updated SVN to version 173 and you can download the 0.5.5 version here.
Â Update: Tarball lists can be found here.