January 5, 2004
@ 05:42 AM

One of the trying parts of being a tester for me was I'd file a bug and the bug with resolve it as "Not Repro" which loosely translates to "it worked on my machine". Half the time, the devs would be right and half the times I'd be. It was always a pain trying to figure out whose machine was at fault and which was the most recent build, dependencies and the whole shebang.

Earlier today Roy Osherove wrote

I  didn't expect for this to happen. RSS Bandit just gave me a huge disappointment. I really thought this was it, that it works OK now, but I was wrong. Out of about 150 feeds, RSS Bandit can't parse 22 of them. And not esoteric ones either:

Jermemy,HackNot,Feedster,Dino,Brain.Save() and a good few more. These are all feeds that work very well in sharpreader. Now, the only thing I can think of is that these feeds do not conform to all the rules an RSS needs to conform to. That means that RSS bandit is somehow too '"strict" enforcing those rules (just a guess). If I can still get these feeds some other place you can be sure that's the path I'll take.

All of the aforementioned feeds work on my machine. Screenshot below. Granted I'm using the current snapshot from SourceForge but the RSS handling code hasn't changed much besides a change I just made to fix the fact that in some cases the cache loses items if you hit [Refresh Feeds] on startup.  


Categories: RSS Bandit
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Monday, January 5, 2004 7:44:51 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Just tested all five feeds with my version. All five are ok.
Monday, January 5, 2004 8:46:12 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Most of those feeds have worked for me as well. But I've had intermitent problems with RSSBandit. I don't shut down my computer -- at least until MS updates require me to. Over time RSSBandit's behavior, well, changes. Under certian circumstances (which I No repro even on my own machine) it will have a massive memory leak. On others it will fail a huge number of feeds (I mean huge -- I must have about 200 subscribed, and on one update it will fail 100), but then the next update it works just fine. And RSS will often stop doing the auto update as well (actually, that really seems to be broken in this version, but the "Update all feeds button" works just fine. I think on average I usually restart RSSBandit about once every three days or so. I love the interface, and I like the fact I can look at the code.
gordonwatts@mindspring.com (Gordon Watts)
Monday, January 5, 2004 1:13:03 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Change your locale and time zone to match his settings, then try reproducing.

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