CaRP users wishing to publish Atom 0.3 feeds on their websites have long had the option of using Grouper to convert them to RSS so that CaRP can read them. As of today, Atom 1.0 feeds can also be converted by Grouper.
The Atom 1.0 format specification is essentially a few bureaucratic steps from getting the official IETF stamp of approval, and any changes that may be made to the document are unlikely to affect the format. Some of the other people involved in the effort to create the specification have already started publishing feeds in the new format, and once everything is official, more and larger publishers should start switching from Atom 0.3 to Atom 1.0 quickly, so it's time for consuming applications to start supporting it.
I released a new product today (Tetra
) that integrates closely with CaRP to enable display of RSS feeds in a scroller. Tetra is a DHTML scroller that supports dynamic updating without requiring reload of the webpage (using the so-called "AJAX" technology recently popularized by Google Maps and GMail). CaRP isn't required to use Tetra, but Tetra comes with code to integrate with CaRP, and Tetra's setup script can handle all the necessary details to hook RSS feeds into the scroller.
CaRP/Tetra integration requires the latest version of CaRP (3.5.6) which was also released today. It will be emailed to past purchasers of CaRP on Monday.