According to the RSS Bandit Product Roadmap there should is a service pack for the current version of RSS Bandit scheduled for release at the end of the summer. The primary issues that  will be fixed by the service pack are

  1. There is a memory corruption bug that manifests itself by RSS Bandit crashing with the following error message, StartMainGui() exiting main event loop on exception.
  2. When RSS Bandit is configured to use proxy settings from Internet Explorer sometimes downloading certain feeds fails with the error (407) Proxy authentication required even though one can access these feeds directly using a web browser with no problem

There are also a number of smaller bug fixes such as better mouse wheel support and no longer producing duplicate entries when the title of an entry changes in the RSS feed. If any of these problems have affected you then download and give us feedback on whether these issues have been fixed or not.

I've started working on the Wolverine release more. The first thing I'll be implementing is NNTP support. So far I've figured out how to list newsgroups on a server, fetch posts, post responses aand the like. One of the questions I'm interested in users answering is whether newsgroups should be put in a seperate category from feeds in the tree view or whether we shouldn't differentiate between newsgroups and feeds in the tree view so one could have a category that contained both feeds and news groups. I'm also interested in finding public NNTP servers so I don't end up coding against just the pecularities of the server.


Friday, August 6, 2004 6:22:44 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I would like to able to organize things by what they mean to me, not by what they mean to the system. This means that I should be able to intermingle NNTP and other "normal" RSS feeds. I could see having a different icon for each, but it would be nice to have that configurable (maybe skinnable).
Friday, August 6, 2004 6:30:03 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Here is a couple I have had configured in NewzCrawler before I moved to RSSBandit:
Friday, August 6, 2004 7:04:20 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
One thing that need to pay attention to in NNTP is that the massive ammount of posts on several popular grouns (microsoft.public.*, frex) that make it very hard to read.
Friday, August 6, 2004 8:32:05 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I installed RC1 and that resolved the mouse wheel problem for me. Thanks much for fixing this as it was very annoying issue.
Monday, August 9, 2004 6:58:07 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I frequently read on this server:

Monday, August 9, 2004 1:01:01 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Personally, I would like to see newsgroups on a separate tab (Feed Subs, Search, Newsgroups). My Feeds tab is usually open, so News added to the tree there would mean that much more scrolling.
John Morales
Monday, August 9, 2004 1:43:07 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I would prefer to have NNTP feeds integrated with RSS feeds since to me it doesn't matter what protocol is used but what's important is the content.

Keep up the great work!
Monday, August 9, 2004 6:03:17 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
RC1 resolves the scroll problem on both win2k and XP, but crashes on exit on both systems after running for a while. I just got to work and tried to reproduce the problem and could not (XP), but I saw it consistently at home (win2k with all sorts of service packs and critical updates). I'll post if I can get the exact error message I receive when it crashes.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 3:32:19 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Wow, just got...

Too Many Users
There are too many connected users. Please try again later.

I then realized, he must be running his blog on XP.
And in his basement? Nice!

If you host at home w/ Rogers (Toronto, CDN), they cut you off :(
Thursday, August 12, 2004 9:40:06 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Crash seems to be when shutting the machine down with Rss Bandit RC1 running.

"Object reference not set to an instance of an object. @:SandBar"

General Information

RSS Bandit (SP1 RC1)
OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT 5.0.2195.0
Framework Version: .NET CLR v1.1.4322
Additonal Info:
ExceptionManager.MachineName: DENISPCHOME
ExceptionManager.TimeStamp: 8/12/2004 1:18:55 AM
ExceptionManager.FullName: Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.ExceptionManagement, Version=1.0.1521.25102, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
ExceptionManager.AppDomainName: RSSBandit.exe
ExceptionManager.WindowsIdentity: DENISPCHOME\denis

Exception Information
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at TD.SandBar.SandBarManager.a(ToolBar A_0, XmlTextWriter A_1, Boolean A_2)
at TD.SandBar.SandBarManager.GetLayout(Boolean includeItemVisibility)
at RssBandit.WinGui.Forms.WinGuiMain.OnSaveConfig(Settings writer) in d:\my projects\\sourceforge.rssbandit\v1.2.0.114\source\rssbandit\wingui\forms\winguimain.cs:line 8294
at RssBandit.WinGui.Forms.WinGuiMain.SaveUIConfiguration() in d:\my projects\\sourceforge.rssbandit\v1.2.0.114\source\rssbandit\wingui\forms\winguimain.cs:line 4925
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Saturday, August 14, 2004 5:05:34 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Let the RSS feeds and NNTP subscriptions get mixed in together.
Saturday, August 14, 2004 5:09:24 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I would like to be able to delete individual feed items (Stephem)
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