Sunday, April 6, 2003

Sharpreader - It Might Be Cool But I Can't Tell

Sharpreader is the latest three-paned aggregator to hit the scenes. Although I'm a big time NewsGator fan, I thought I'd try it. You never know.

Unfortunately, Sharpreader doesn't seem to want to run as non-administrator right now. It looks like it wants to write to the Program Files directory. God, that's annoying, not to mention it usually makes the program completely single-user.

 I'll play around with it and see if I can get it to work in a non-administrative context. Then I can let you know what I think. In the meantime, here's hoping the author fixes it in the next release.


  1. The only thing that SharpReader currently writes to its own directory is the log-file. You can edit SharpReader.exe.log4net to have the log-file saved elsewhere. I'm not quite sure how to configure log4net to save the log into a user-directory, but will have to look into this.

  2. Writing to your own directory is a no-no. Users won't be able to edit that file.