February 25, 2003

Syndirella testing tips

Syndirella is getting ever closer to the release of the version 0.91. The release of 0.9 was plagued with quite a lot of problems (I even had to do two successive updates to fix the worst of them). I do not want the release of 0.91 to look the same. And I need your help.

First of all, if you ever reported a problem to me, please verify if it is fixed in the recent builds. If it is not, you should report it again. I will go through all the unanswered bug reports and try to contact everyone, but you will make my work easier if you confirm your reports after testing the latest build.

If you don't have any obvious problems, here are some tips for finding new ones. Generally, the main things to watch out for are drawing problems - specifically, drawing the list views and the toolbar. You should also check for resource exhaustion - load a lot of feeds into Syndirella, do some "heavy reading" (holding down the spacebar for a couple of seconds is a nice approximation), do some stuff with the toolbar and so on, and watch for exceptions signifying that Syndirella has run out of resources. There were some reports of resource leaks, and I've made some changes that could probably fix that, but I'm not too sure.

Another thing to be watched is the feed updates. Do all the feeds update correctly? Do you see the proper dates for feeds which have the item dates specified? Do any of the feeds get stuck in the "updating" state?

Please report problems by e-mail, not by ICQ and not by comments here. E-mail is much easier for me to keep track of.

And thanks in advance for your help!

Posted by yole at February 25, 2003 01:47 AM | TrackBack
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Email direct to you, or via the group address?

Posted by: Gwyn Evans on February 25, 2003 11:52 AM

Gwyn: Whichever you prefer.

Posted by: Dmitry Jemerov on February 25, 2003 12:05 PM
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