Thinking Usability for this project? How about Usability Heuristics for Rich Internet Applications? Want to read more about it?
Accessible to which popular tools and which popular HostedSites ?
There is a list of companies on the RoadMap. Presumably, all their products will support Echo.
Yes, and there is a distinction between willing to adopt a fully developed standard verus testing to achieve project goals.
Several early testers generated Necho 0.1 feeds. In terms of tools that included blojsom, CityDesk and MovableType. (And, whatever NickBoalch is running, which might be SnipSnap.) There now is a growing ListOfFeeds.
What is the most popular, weblog software? Note that NITLE Blog census makes a distinction between standalone tools, where MovableType is clearly the major product, and HostedSites, which may require use of a proprietary blogging tool.
See NITLE Blog census Top three (by a sizble margin) are:
Admittedly, this is a rough, possibly incorrect, measure of popularity; viewing Computers > Internet > On the Web > Weblogs > Tools > Clients in Google PageRank order shows:
TWiki has a page with a list of popular weblog software. The list starts with SlashCode and Scoop. It predominantly lists ContentManagementSystems, led by PhpNuke.
Has anyone yet completed the circuit and tested the ability to read a sample feed?
I tested four of the sample feeds with Syndirella, which balked on all four - "No RSS channels found in the XML file" 2003-07-03
Yeah! There now has been a complete test of Sam Ruby Syndication. JeffLicquia wrote a patch for Straw as a Necho Aggregator and tested it on the sample feeds. Jeff also reports that BottomFeeder "now appears to have Necho support." Arguably, Straw and BottomFeeder are less popular news aggregators; nevertheless, we have proof of concept! 2003-07-07
Isofarro reports success with a patch to nntp//rss, another cross-platform news aggregator. 2003-07-08
HeikoHebig reports on news aggregator popularity: "the top five aggregators have a market share of 75%: Most popular on Windows is SharpReader, most popular on Mac - unsurprisingly - NetNewsWire. Together, they have a 40% market share."
DaveWiner reports that the Radio news aggregator now accepts the new format. 2003-07-12
Ooooh, Feedster almost has support for new format. Hopefully, feedback on encountered problems will get back to the developers.
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