A few notes I posted to the River4 mail list.
Jake Savin worked as a developer at UserLand, and I'm really glad he's using River4 now. We know each other pretty well, having worked together on Manila and Radio UserLand, which included the first in the series of Rivers culminating in River4.
This is a different way of doing it from any of the previous products, but then I realized -- it's not. You can use River4 in exactly the same way we used River3 with Dropbox, and it would work really well in this mode.
To do so, install River4 on a local machine, and configure it to read and write from a Dropbox-shared folder.
To edit one of your subscription lists, you can use the OPML Editor, because it's designed to read and write files on the local OS.
And you can include the River.js files in your pages, by getting a public link to the files. No need to operate Apache, or any public-facing server at all.
I just wanted to get this out there, maybe it'll make someone's life easier.