Microsoft is planning for tight integration of RSS in Longhorn. Many potential users are surely happy at the idea of good, free tools for managing syndicated content, but others fear that Microsoft’s embrace of the fledgling standard might signal an “Embrace, Extend, Extinguish” strategy in the works.
Microsoft’s Longhorn RSS Plans
2005-06-25 Windows 11 Comments
They extensions are being published under the ShareAlike license from CC. This is comforting at least. The other thing is that they are extending it to add functionality for ordered lists, something that needs to be done anyways. Theres lots of uses for RSS and one that i think is a biggie is just simply listing data.
They’re also spreading RSS thorughout longhorn, this could be good too. But we all know how good MS is at 1.0 features, especially useability ones… we’ll just have to wait and see.
I wish MS and Apple would spend their time on more important stuff, or things that more people would care about.
Safari 2 had nearly no improvement over 1, unless leaking gobs more memory is an improvement. It’s no wonder they called it Safari RSS, it had nothing else.
RSS is extremely relevant. Heck, you should go check out the channel 9 demo of this RSS platform (shown at Gnomedex). It has some pretty slick stuff, like integration with Outlook, or even Amazon.
There is so much that can be done with RSS and Microsoft has built it right into the platform.
If you don’t want to read news on productX by Microsoft, then don’t click on the artcile, simple as that. This is a tech news site, and I hate to break it to you, but Microsoft is one of the biggest tech companies in the world.
RSS is another thing that Linux is ahead of the game. You can find many Linux applications that incorporate RSS already.
you’ve got to be joking.. Linux was way late, they have almost NO real newsreaders, and the ones they have aren’t worth using.
If any platform accellerated rss its OS X. Its had numerours newsreaders for 3-4 years.
They say history is written by the victors. If Linux succeeds, what will history resemble? Food for thought.
How exactly is it ahead? There are RSS apps for the 3 major OSes (Windows, OSX, and Linux). This has NOTHING to do with it.
The difference with Longhorn is Microsoft has built in API’s for writing RSS apps, applets, and the like. Not even OSX does this, and most DEFINATELY not Linux.
But when you have an OS whose release date is now a joke amongst everyone in the computer industry, it might be best to do a feature freeze, and introduce this later down the road. It just seems silly how they continuously are adding and removing features – fairly big features – this close to beta release.
How do you know this stuff wasn’t planned from the beginning?
Maybe they didn’t want to come out and say all the features they had planned as not to have people expect them. Instead they only announced major features so people had an idea of what to expect. And if it came closer to release time and they realized one feature (such as RSS) would push back their release date, they could drop it. If they realized that they would ineed be able to implement that feature as planned, they announce it.
Everyones talking about longhorn’s lack of features and so on, but MS has yet to give us a full list of whats going in, and nothing is as of yet final it seems.
Aside from Indigo, Avolon, and WinFS which will come later on for free when it’s ready, they haven’t been saying much about anything else. You also have some info about MSH and now RSS, so I think as time goes on and we get closer to Beta 2 more and more features will show up.
The fact they said that beta 1 won’t have the complete feature set they are working on is odd though, but since they have a year to go I guess they don’t want to let to many things out into the open until they’re ready.
How can this particular instance be any different from what has happened before?
…but others fear that Microsoft’s embrace of the fledgling standard might signal an “Embrace, Extend, Extinguish” strategy in the works.