WTF is OpenINT?!?
OpenINT is my attempt to make an open source (and cross-platform)
version of the (very good) free product
While OpenINT does
not have all the features of P.A.I.N.T., it is customizable to watch ANY site you
want, not just penny-arcade
Why doesn't it have all the same features?
In order to make OpenINT work off of any RSS feed, I had to make some sacrifices.
Other custom tools key off of non-standard parts of the RSS feed, I try to keep
OpenINT within the RSS specs as much as possible.
This also means that if your RSS feed is malformed, OpenINT will probably
fail trying to parse your feed :(
Is OpenINT an "Aggregator"?
No. Although OpenINT uses the RSS feeds, it uses them only to find updates to
the sites you choose. It does not even attempt to show the news. However,
if the sites rss feed is set up correctly, double-clicking the taskbar icon
will launch your browser and take you to the newest news item.
Why can't I set the interval less than 30 minutes?
The interval has a minimum value of 30 minutes. Which means
it will only poll an RSS feed once every 30 minutes. Anything
less than 30 minutes would be rude, and a waste of bandwidth.
Is it cross-platform?
Yes... and no. It was programmed using the xPlatform library
, I avoided using
windows-specific functions, and even let .XPM type image files
be used for the taskbar icon. However, I've never tried compiling on
a different platform simply because I don't have one handy. If users want
to try it out on a different platform, I'll help as much as I can, and make
any code changes that are needed. But there is no reason the code shouldn't compile
and run on another OS.