9 Apr 2002 markpasc   » (Journeyer)

Stapler grousing

Should I be bitter that RssDistiller gets more noise than Stapler? (I am, at times.) Should I have chosen a better name, one that more obviously screams "I TURN STUFF INTO RSS!"? Is it a design and documentation issue? Is it because Stapler isn't pretty like RssDistiller, with its tabbed interface and eVectors' bumblebee colors?

Am I wrong that it's difficult to specify what one wants out of a page (ie, how hard is that in RssDistiller)? Was I wrong to have a feeds concept that aggregate sources? Should I reimplement feeds as a special source scraper?

Obviously I should figure how to share sources, since RssDistiller does that. I should probably make Stapler not autonumber new feeds and sources. I haven't worked on the refined interface yet (and if I make a radical change to the feeds thing, I shouldn't, yet).

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