January 19, 2003


Unfortunately, enough problems remained in the version 0.9a to warrant another bugfix update - 0.9b. The new update is not as rushed as the previous one, and fixes the majority of the problems that were reported to me so far.

Here is the list of the fixes:

  • Under Windows 98, Syndirella showed only the first letter of all listview items - namely, feed titles and item descriptions.

  • Fixed a crash on startup (Object reference not set to an instance of an object) reported by some users.

  • JavaScript fragments in the items scraped from Web feeds could cause errors. Now all JavaScript is stripped during the scraping.

  • Various fixes to RSS parsing. Syndirella could get confused by mailto: links in item descriptions, relative links in the <link> tags of RSS feeds, invalid date formats and some other things.

  • Feeds which use international characters (Cyrillic, German etc.) and explicitly specify an encoding (not UTF-8) are now parsed correctly.

  • Added locks to prevent the "Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute." exception if a feed is being updated at the same time as its list of items is being displayed.

  • If the web feed settings were imported through the main menu item (and not by pressing the "Import..." button in the dialog), the URL field was always empty.

  • Other minor fixes.

The binary and source archives can be downloaded from the usual location.

Posted by yole at January 19, 2003 05:49 PM | TrackBack

Firstly I think Syndirella is a great tool! Just one question - where does it keep the configuration setting? I couldn't seem to locate the file. Thanks for your help in advance.

Posted by: samson on April 8, 2003 08:05 PM
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