(I published this last weekend for a short while, and then pulled it after I started wondering if giving away too much info on Daisy was a bad idea. I think this will be the last post where I detail everything I’ve worked on. For example, I’ve been kicking some new interface stuff around in Photoshop this weekend that I really don’t want anybody to see untill release. We’ll see how it goes. On with the show…)
This weekend was mostly about two things – filling in missing features that hadn’t been implemented yet, and working on performance issues related to large subscriptions list.
A good friend was kind of enough to lend me a copy of his feed list which is huge compared to mine. I subscribe to about 100 weblogs – I tend to prune out stuff I rarely read and try to keep things manageable. My friends list had about 300 subscriptions in it, so it was a good test of my subscription list import and the performance of the application overall once the feed store grows to 400+ weblogs. Needless to say the performance was horrible, 🙂 so I spent most of Saturday working on this. I’m happy to say things have improved quite a bit.
Today I spent working on filling in the nooks and crannies of the app, adding small features which I’ve put off over the last few weekends. Here are some screenshots:
That’s about it. Next weekend – fixing problems with renaming, removing and reorganizing your subscription list now that I’ve finally tracked down the cause of my file access exceptions, and continuing to fill in the feature cracks. (I still have a number of small features that need completing.) Once I get done with this, and maybe work over my bug list a bit, I’ll finally be moving on and implementing another major feature, although I’m not sure what that will be yet.
I should also mention one thing I’ve noticed since I started this project. Microsoft’s new developer tools, languages and libraries are Da Bomb! If I had to implement Daisy in C++ using the MFC, well, I would have given up long ago. This app has swung together so fast it just blows my mind. And it’s been so easy. I dig Windows Forms and Visual Studio 2005.
UPDATE I just noticed I mispelled Friday in the list view as Firday. PETA will not appreciate that. 🙂