February 24, 2003


  • New date parser from Jeremy Dunck. The parser passes all the date tests in the RSS Validator testsuite with no problems. Thanks for the excellent job Jeremy!
  • Added support for logging. If you have ever had any problems with feed updates (for example, feeds stuck updating, or items marked as updated for no apparent reason), please run Syndirella with the "-log" command line parameter, and e-mail me the file "syndirella.log" in the Syndirella installation directory if you encounter any such problems.
  • Fixed a problem that caused Web feeds to get stuck in the "Updating" state if any HTTP problem occurred.
  • Better policy for handling feed update errors. If a feed update fails, Syndirella does two more retries with 1 minute intervals and then switches to retries once an hour.
  • Added the notion of "fatal update errors" (now reported for HTTP 403, 404 and 410). Fatal errors are shown as message boxes, and a feed with a fatal error is not updated until Syndirella is restarted.
  • Increased the size of the HTTP buffer from 1K to 8K. This should speed up various HTTP downloads in different places of Syndirella.

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Posted by yole at February 24, 2003 12:45 AM | TrackBack

I would prefer if the listview position (in th upper right pane) default to either the top item. Second choice is oldest unread item or bottom unread item (depending on sort order). As it is now, it's almost always where I don't need it.

Best regards,

Tim Tabor

Posted by: Tim Tabor on February 25, 2003 03:59 AM

Tim: Early versions of Syndirella did what you suggest, and I've found it less usable than the current implementation. In your variant, simply navigating in the feed list will cause some items to get marked as read, simply because they are selected and the unread timer fires up, and not because you have actually read the item.

If you use the Space key to read the feeds, it always brings you to the correct item. :-)

Posted by: Dmitry Jemerov on February 25, 2003 10:05 AM

Perhaps its a 'feature' or a bug (in my system or the program), but it seems quite annoying that Synderella will pop up to the fore front every so often..

Posted by: Jonathan Porter on February 25, 2003 07:51 PM

where is the adressline gone ?

Posted by: Johannes Technau on February 26, 2003 04:12 PM
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