We were planning to ship a bugfix release of RSS Bandit before Christmas which fixed all the major issues reported in the recently Nightcrawler edition of RSS Bandit.
Unfortunately, it seems that either due to complexity or buginess I simply can't get the NewsGator API to perform the straightforward task of marking something as read in NewsGator Online which was viewed in RSS Bandit.
I spent all of yesterday afternoon plus a couple of hours this morning working on it and I've finally given
up. This feature simply won't work in the bugfix release shipping later
this week. Maybe I'll have better luck when we ship the Jubilee
To make myself feel better, I'll work on fixing some of the Atom parsing bugs reported by Phil Ringnalda and the issues with password protected newsgroups. Nothing like having your self-worth defined by how many bugs you close in a database on SourceForge.
Update: So not only have I already fixed the newsgroup issues
and the problems with parsing Atom feeds pointed out by Phil Ringnalda
but I just got pinged by Gordon Weakliem who is the developer of the NewsGator API. Perhaps my Christmas can be salvaged after all.