inessential by Brent Simmons

NetNewsWire 2.0.1 adds Atom 1.0 support

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We released full and Lite versions of NetNewsWire 2.0.1 today.

The main point of this release is to support Atom 1.0 feeds—but it also fixes a couple crashing bugs and updates the Sites Drawer. See the change notes for more info.

Aside from writing code to support Atom 1.0 feeds, we also made a tough decision about support for Jaguar (OS X 10.2.8): the NetNewsWire 2.0.x series will be the last to support Jaguar. (This release may or may not be the last of this series.)

To be clear: NetNewsWire 2.0.1—this release—supports Jaguar. But NetNewsWire 2.1 and greater won’t.

(We’re already working on NetNewsWire 2.1—on an Intel Mac, even.)

Even though the rule of thumb—“support the current OS minus one”—supports our decision, it was still tough, since there are of course people still running Jaguar.

And we have, well, a sentimental attachment to Jaguar. It was a great release, the first release of OS X that really rocked.

(If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask here in the comments or send us email.)