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News from Universalis

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24-Mar-2005 21:17

It has been over a year since you received the last message from the Universalis News mailing list. We apologise for the long delay. It wasn't entirely our fault - the suppliers of the old mailing list service, Topica, deleted the entire address list and despite repeated promises they never restored it! If, after this long gap, you feel that you don't want to receive news about Universalis by email, please follow the removal instructions at the bottom of this message.

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and spiritually nourishing Easter.

Despite the silence, things have not been entirely stationary with Universalis. As you may have noticed, all the Scripture readings now come from the Jerusalem Bible: this was an expensive step, but worth it. Other things have been less noticeable. You can now include a Universalis banner on your web site, which automatically shows the feast of the day each day. You can include an RSS feed of Universalis content in your home page. The experimental downloadable Palm version of Universalis has been tried out by many people.

The next step is to make the Palm version a proper commercial product: but don't worry, the web and AvantGo versions you are used to will remain free. After that, it'll be back to filling in the gaps: the missing Second Readings, the prayers and intercessions, and the Little Hours.

This newsletter will be a bit more frequent, and we'll use it to highlight the various features of Universalis in more detail. The newsletter is being hosted on a new forum-and-email system that we're developing using Cardbox, so that in the not too distant future it will be possible to post messages in the forum and receive responses.

Finally, I'd like to thank you for all your support and encouragement: without it, Universalis wouldn't be what it is today.

- Martin Kochanski.

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