Date: 2009-06-20 00:00:00 Language: java Status: released


There are hundreds of webcomics around.
Most of them get updated from time to time.
Only a few of them have RSS, and even that doesnt help if you looking through the archives.

This program keeps track of where you were in each comic, checks for updates, and displays the comics in a way that is easy to read. The program works with most webcomics. It is written in java to be compatible with many platforms.

Uploaded version 1.2. Check the readme for version info.

The download comes with the definitions for some comics to get started. The readme also has instructions for adding other comics. If you find a webcomic that doesn't work, leave a comment and I will make it work. Most problems can be solved by tweaking the comic definition, though some are to do with unforeseen circumstances or program limitations. If this is the case, I will endeavour to fix it for the next release.


Finally got round to fixing a couple of issues with this project.
The program now does limit the number of concurrent threads used in checking for comic updates. The default limit is 8, but you can configure this in the comics.txt file. This was in the original design, I just forgot to implement it.
The other change is with displaying the comic. I am now using temporary files to cache comic pages. Previously the cache was stored in the RAM, which limits its size and sometimes caused Java to run out of memory.

There are also a few other minor tweaks and bug fixes.