Informa News

6 Jan 2007: Release 0.7.0 Alpha 1 out

  • Migration to JDK 5 (thanks to Italo)
  • Improved parsing of Atom (0.3 and 1.0) feeds (contributed by Nilesh)
  • Updated 3rd party libraries
  • First integration of new persitence manager using the Spring Framework
  • Switched to Hibernate 3, switched to manual O/R mappings to get rid of XDoclet dependency and have full control about the mappingdetails
  • Removed implementation for the JDO backend

30 Sep 2005: Beta release 0.6.5

  • Many parsing fine-tunings by Aleksey
  • Improved poller and cleaner modules, improved thread safety (Many Thanks go out to Aleksey).
  • Fix for blogs which have 'created' dates, but not 'issued' dates (in clear contravention of the Atom 0.3 spec)
  • Fixed some minor bugs (1145998)

18 Oct 2004: Beta release 0.6.0

  • Added new persistence manager concept for convenient operations on channel groups, channels and news items. You can choose between the In-Memory and Hibernate persistence manager implementations. (Many thanks to Aleksey)
  • Added Poller and Cleaner modules for convenient multi-threaded background polling of changes in channels resp. cleaning of channels (Aleksey).
  • Fixed some minor bugs (1015930, 1015926)
  • Updated library CGLIB to version 2.0.2

29 Jun 2004: Beta release 0.5.5

  • Added support for parsing feeds with Atom 0.3 syntax
  • IMPORTANT: we changed the name of the parsing class from RSSParser to FeedParser
  • Added an exporter according to RSS 2.0 specification
  • Improved FeedManager: the refresh daemon makes now use of cache settings (thanks Jean-Guy)
  • Improved Hibernate backend robustness (thanks Pito)
  • Fixed bug [934766]: RSS2 parser fails if namespace declared
  • Upgraded library dependencies (JDOM b10)

22 Jun 2004

30 Jan 2004: Beta release 0.5.0

  • Restructured core interface inheritance through introduction of MetaInterfaces (MIF), breaking neither the public API nor any implementations, thanks to Alexei Matiouchkine
  • Some minor bug fixes (bug[880438])
  • Improved Hibernate backend robustness
  • Updated Hibernate library to version 2.1.1

9 Nov 2003: Beta release 0.4.5

  • Added missing fields to Channel and Item interfaces to support the RSS 0.9x/1.0/2.0 specification more complete, thanks to Michael Harhen
  • Fixes for the hibernate backend integration (tested with HypersonicSQL, MySQL and PostgreSQL)
  • Updated support for PostgreSQL to version 7.3.2

30 Oct 2003

  • The second article by Sam Newman has been published at titled More RSS. He writes about how intelligent updating using the Informa API can improve your RSS-based JSPs.

29 Sept 2003: First beta release 0.4.0

  • Hibernate backend in place (see de.nava.informa.impl.hibernate)
  • OPML Parser (supporting version 1.1) now included.
  • Sam added his FeedManager (under de.nava.informa.utils)
  • Simplified feed parsing to avoid unnecessary parser collection and pre-format detection
  • Switched to Maven for site generation

14 Aug 2003

  • Sam Newman has written Using RSS in JSP pages, published on where he describes how the Informa API can be used to develop custom JSP tags for embedding RSS news feeds into web pages.

27 Jul 2003: Alpha release 0.3.0

  • Some minor bugs were fixed and the exception handling was improved in general.
  • Added support for the content syndication module in the RSS 1.0 exporter and parser, also a channel comparator included (thanks to Jonathan Krebs).
  • Switched to Apache Commons Logging, to support Log4J and JDK 1.4 Logging.
  • Updated code to run with JDOM b9.

6 Apr 2003: Alpha release 0.2.6

  • Improved support for timezones in item date handling.
  • Some bugfixes to better handle RSS/RDF 1.0 news feeds.
  • Easier customization through more log4j categories.
  • Better usage of the ChannelFormat class throughout the code.
  • Parsing is not any longer restricted to URLs, but do also accept a File, InputStream or Reader object.

20 Jan 2003: Alpha release 0.2.4

  • News channels can now be imported in the RSS 2.0 format.
  • Refactored RSS Parsers for better date handling.
  • Improved ItemComparator to allow easier news item sorting.
  • Also: minor interface adjustments for separating user metadata from channel informations.

20 Oct 2002: Alpha release 0.2.2

  • News channels can now be exported in RDF 1.0 format.
  • Package structure polished (JDO related configuration and scripts).
  • Some minor documentation issues fixed.

21 Aug 2002

  • Another alpha release (0.2.1) with improved JavaDoc.
  • Added first sections in FAQ.

7 Aug 2002

  • First public alpha release (0.2.0).
  • Set up initial web site.