February 06, 2003

20030206

Some long-awaited fixes today.

  • Support for RSS feed languages. The language is now parsed from RSS feeds, loaded and saved in OPML and OCS files, and shown in the import preview dialog.

  • It is now possible to sort the feed list in the import preview dialog by title, language or description.

  • Another fix for the "Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute" problem. Hopefully the locking is now fully correct.

  • Fixed a crash which occurred if Syndirella was started through a shortcut in minimized mode.

  • Another attempt to fix the timer problem: "System.InvalidOperationException: Handle is not initialized. at System.Runtime.InteropServices.GCHandle.Free()"

  • Fixed crash after viewing a non-HTML document (for example, a Word document or a PowerPoint presentation).

  • The OK button in the feed preview dialog is now anchored correctly.

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Posted by yole at February 6, 2003 01:10 AM | TrackBack
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I'd love to see these improvements, but the outstanding issue of not being able to enter authentication info through my proxy keeps me from using the program! I keep hoping one of these updates will include a fix for that - right now I get a proxy authentication required error if I try to use the program (HTTP error code 407).

Posted by: Matt on February 6, 2003 01:32 AM

Good updates (though I'd rather have seen the option of sorting my subscriptions and not only the imports :o)

But the program freezes on me?! Is anyone experiencing the same - or is it one of my subscriptions that messees it up? Newest version from the installer on XP Pro.

Thanx.

Posted by: Anders on February 6, 2003 01:42 PM

Couple of nits to pick. XP. When I drage down the Feed context menu to, say, Mark as Read, the menu goes away as expected, but the client area under the window isn't immediately repainted. Second, the context menu in the items (upper right) window has a Mark as Unread selection, regardless of the state of the item.

Regards,

Tim

Posted by: Tim Tabor on February 7, 2003 02:17 AM

I'm seeing the same issue as Tim (feed list client area not repainting after context menu). A few additional notes:
* Only seems to happen when using 'Mark as Read' menu item
* happens under Win2k as well
* has been happening under the last few builds; I just kept forgetting to post about it.

Keep up the outstanding work, yole. And Thanks.
J

Posted by: Jason Clark on February 7, 2003 03:23 AM

I'm having the same freezing issues in Win2k, as well. Starting the program works fine, but hitting "F5" to update seems to crash the application entirely.

Posted by: Andy on February 7, 2003 07:27 PM

The lastest versions of Syndirella hang on my machine, usally shortly after startup. It appears related to updating...Perhaps it related to a particular feed.

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Posted by: Jonathan Porter on February 7, 2003 10:24 PM

Any chance closing the main window would leave Syndirella open in the system tray in future versions? This drives me nuts 'cause I accidentally close it all the time assuming it'll stay open similar to many other programs that utilize the system tray. Thanks.

Posted by: Cal on February 7, 2003 10:59 PM

The latest build has some bugs in it.
When starting up the app it freezes, it seems to have something to do with the update process.
Very strange. By the way I'm using Windows Xp and IE 6.02 blablabla.

Posted by: Mattias on February 8, 2003 05:01 PM

Latest build also hangs for me when updating all feeds. It appears to get through the first 5 feeds, but then hangs on the next. Is there a threading deadlock issue?

I also just installed the latest IE6 Rollup this morning.

Win2K
IE 6.0.2800.1106

Posted by: JT on February 8, 2003 07:04 PM

JT -

I have the same version of IE, also on Win2k, with no lockups. Could it be a bad feed? You mentions that it seems to go through the first 5 feeds ok. Maybe you should (export your feed list first for backup, then) delete feed #6.

HTH, YMMV.
Jason

Posted by: Jason Clark on February 8, 2003 08:48 PM
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