NetNewsWire, OPML, and Groups
A question people often ask is: why isn’t NetNewsWire’s groups structure reflected in the OPML it generates when you choose Export Subscriptions?
The OPML file containing the exported subscriptions list is designed to be compatible with other news readers such as Radio UserLand and AmphetaDesk.
Not all news readers have a groups feature. Were groups included in the OPML, at least some other news readers wouldn’t be able to import the subscriptions.
What people want, I think, is a synch feature, a way to synchronize two copies of NetNewsWire. Makes sense—I want that too. That’s a separate feature, though. And it’s more complex than just exporting the subscriptions: you need to export the read/unread status of the headlines in those subscriptions, too.