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RSS Bandit v1.9.0.972 Released

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:04:21 -0000

s part of spring cleaning to get ready for Windows 7, we are releasing version 1.9.0.972 of RSS Bandit. You can download it from https://sourceforge.net/projects/rssbandit/files/rssbandit/v1.9.0.972/RssBandit1.9.0.972_installer.zip/download This release primarily fixes bugs from the previous release. With the code base now stable we will be making a number of radical changes for version 2.0 including transitioning to a ribbon based interface and adding support for Windows 7 jump lists. The major new feature and bug fixes since the last official release (v.1.8.0.870) are listed below. The codename for the next release of RSS Bandit will be Gambit. NEW FEATURES - Ability to read and comment on items from your Facebook news feed via the "Synchonize Feeds" feature. More details on this feature can be found here BUG FIXES * Revision 881: fixed: import feeds dialog display the wrong categories for a selected feed source * Revision 882: change: Start/StopIndexerThread are now complementary; no timeout anymore on the indexer thread * Revision 883: migrated to Infragistics NetAdvantage 2008.3, build 2021/patched * Revision 884: Allow addin to be in any path location * Revision 885: changes to fix issue 2555947 - FTP storage does not work * Revision 886: fixed the issue with the FIPS compliance exception in our own code 2433685; lucene.net is still to be fixed - awaiting an answer from their developers * Revision 887: fix-completed: FIPS exception; now use a modified lucene.net assembly that is FIPS compliant; suggested a patch to the lucene.net developers: https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ManageAttachments.jspa?id=12416387 * Revision 888: prevent exception, if .settings file does not exist the app starts up the very first time * Revision 889: get rid of the thread and thread sleep in the Splash controller * Revision 890: changes to get tree rendering issues with custom DPI settings fixed (yet only tested with 120DPI fonts on Vista): 2218081, 2218104, 2219480 * Revision 891: fixed 2000769: Titles of posts don't show up as tool tips on mouse over * Revision 894: fixed long standing bug where "Work Offline" didn't fetch images from the browser cache; fixed bug where mark all items as read when exiting a feed or category didn't work correctly (Dareo) * Revision 923: fixed exception when trying to save a feed if it has been modified since the saving process started. * Revision 924: fixed issue where corrupted search index causes a crash on every start of the application. * Revision 925: fixed crash when there is an XML error in the feed sources file. * Revision 927: fixed problem where removing and re-adding Google Reader or NewsGator as a feed source results in an error * Revision 929: fixed incorrect "certificate error" messages when an invalid password specified when loading a feed list from a remote feed source such as Google Reader * Revision 930: fixed issue where URI canonicalization causes feeds like http://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/?service=Rss to be incorrectly declared as invalid. * Revision 935: fixed issue where options dialog fails to open if user selected NewsGatorOnline as remote storage option * Revision 936: fixed issue where WebDAV remote storage option fails to upload or download files. * Revision 940: fixed 2846923- column layouts not remembered for unread items folders * Revision 942: No longer show favicons in browser history in toolbar because invalid image formats from sites cause red 'X' in toolbar section * Revision 943: fixed 2852509- InvalidOperationException can be thrown while unread item counts are being generated * Revision 944: fixed 2840514- ClassCastException if error occurs when downloading enclosures * Revision 945: fixed 2836001 - column Menu isn't visible on the View Menu in certain cases. * Revision 947: various fixes related to NNTP feeds (encoding, crashes, UI) * Revision 949: fixed 1642865 - newly created newsgroup identity is not immediately a[...]



RSS Bandit v1.8.0.862 Released

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:04:21 -0000

The recent release of RSS Bandit (v1.8.0.855) contained a bug which caused users to lose their feed lists on upgrading. This version fixes that bug. Please download it from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit1.8.0.862_installer.zip



RSS Bandit v1.8.0.855 Released

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:04:21 -0000

The major new features and bug fixes since the last official release (v.1.6.0.2) are listed below. Download the installer from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit1.8.0.855installer.zip NEW FEATURES - Download manager for viewing pending podcasts/enclosures - Ability to synchronize feeds with Google Reader, NewsGator Online and the Windows Common Feed List. - Option to increase or decrease font size in reading pane BUG FIXES - 2153584 FTP storage ignores path, always stores in root directory - 1987359 System crashes while updating feeds - 1974485 NewsItem copy content to clipboard only copy the link - 1971987 Error on start: docs out of order (0 < 6 ) - 1967898 Application hangs on shut down due to search indexing - 1965832 Exception when refreshing feeds - 2014927 New feeds not downloaded - 1933253 Continuously Downloading Enclosures - 1883614 Javascript in feed content causes exceptions - 1899299 Oldest unread message shown on alert window on new items - 1915756 Program crash during close operation - 1987359 System crashes while updating feeds - 2096903 Toolbar crashes and replaced with Red X - 1960767 Crashes on opening due to FIPS policy set on Windows Vista.



RSS Bandit v1.7.x (Phoenix) Beta installer available

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:04:21 -0000

As promised in the RSS Bandit roadmap, the preview of the next version of RSS Bandit is now available for general download. You can now download it from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit.Phoenix.Beta.Installer.zip Key new features are a download manager for viewing pending podcasts/enclosures and integration with Google Reader, NewsGator Online and the Windows Common Feed List. ~~~~~ The following bugs have been fixed from the alpha release Application hangs on shutdown due to search indexing [bug 1967898] Feeds in tree view not sorted in alphabetical order [bug 1999533] Mouse wheel doesn't work when attempting to scroll feed list [bug 1999534] Removing a synchronized feed source deletes all items across all feed sources [bug 1999800] Exception when loading feed list from NewsGator Online [bug 2000390] Feed logos are broken image links in feeds synchronized from NewsGator Online [bug 2000764] Context menu for a feed source doesn't contain the option to remove the feed source [bug 2000808] Exception when loading feed list from Google Reader [bug 20001419] Space not accepted in Name field of Synchronize Feeds dialog [bug 20001908] Google Reader synchronizes feeds but not items within feeds [bug 2001911] Favorite icon not downloaded for Google Reader feeds [bug 2001915] Selecting Unread Items search folder displays error message [bug 2001916] Incorrect NewsGator or Google Reader password cannot be changed [2002144] Crash on attempting to download an enclosure [bug 2004646] Google Reader password communicated over the wire in plain text [bug 2005154] Option to take over network settings from Internet Explorer does not allow specifying proxy server password [bug 2005687] Unable to play a downloaded video from the Download Manager [bug 2005854] Media keeps playing after closing a browser tab [bug 2014408] Custom column layouts not remembered for specific feeds [bug 2022242] Category dropdown in Add Subscription Wizard doesn't match selected feed source [bug 2026658]



RSS Bandit v1.6.0.2 Released

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:04:21 -0000

Download the installer from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit1.6.0.2_Installer.zip Changes between v1.6.0.2 and v1.6.0.1 are below * Fixed: Application crashes with AccessViolationException on startup. * Fixed: Application crashes and red 'X' shows in feed subscriptions window. * Fixed: User's credentials are not used when accessing feeds via a proxy server leading to proxy errors when fetching feeds. * Fixed: Duplicate feed URLs not detected if they differ by trailing slash or "www." in the host name * Fixed: Application crashes when displaying an error dialog when a certificate issue is detected with a secure feed.



RSS Bandit v1.6.0.1 Released

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:04:20 -0000

The RSS Bandit installer for v1.6.0.0 has been refreshed and the following fixes made. * Fixed: IndexOutOfRangeException thrown if less than ten Top Stories could be generated due to insufficent outgoing links in user's subscriptions.(bug 1858619) * Fixed: Flagged Items special folder does not show flagged items(bug 1860442) * Fixed: Exporting feed list as OPML results in "Key not found in dictionary" error. (bug 1859711) * Fixed: Application crashes randomly if Windows language/locale is set to Finnish. (bug 1859508) * Fixed: "Download feeds on startup" setting not honored. Feeds are still downloaded on startup even if this option is unchecked. (bug 1859719) * Fixed: Inconsistent behavior when running application on Vista 64-bit because it wasn't compiled as a 32-bit application. * Fixed: Update frequency set to 0 not honored on restarting the application (bug 1864305)



RSS Bandit v1.6.0.0 Released

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:04:20 -0000

Download the installer from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit1.6.0.0a_Installer.zip The major changes between this release and v1.5.0.17 are below * Feature: Top Stories button shows the ten most popular links over the past week in your subscriptions. * Feature: Twitter plugin enables posting links or replies to Twitter * Fixed KeyNotFoundException if "Mark All Items as Read" clicked shortly after changing the URL for a subscribed feed. * Fixed: Downloading feed list from NewsGator Online deletes local machine and intranet feeds. * Fixed: Downloading favicons happens several times while the application is running instead of just once. * Fixed: 100% CPU used when an RSS feed with no element is encountered. * Fixed: Del.ico.us plugin silently failed when posting items with tags containing special characters like '#' or '+'



RSS Bandit v1.5.0.17 Installer Refreshed

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:04:20 -0000

The RSS Bandit installer has been refreshed and the following fixes made. * ActiveX warning popup has been fixed * NewsGator sync. category hierarchy lost * other minor fixes...



RSS Bandit v1.5.0.10 Released

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:04:20 -0000

The major new features and bug fixes since the last official release (v.1.3.0.42) are listed below. Download the installer from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rssbandit/RssBandit1.5.0.10-installer.zip New Features * Comment Watching * Items marked as read when viewed in the Newspaper * Date-based grouping in the list view * Options for opening tabs in the background * Favicons * Enclosures treated as attachments * Certain user defined enclosures treated as podcasts including adding to playlists in iTunes and Windows media player * Remembering application state on restart - This will work similar to the Session Saver extension in Firefox in that open tabs and the tree view state will be remembered on restart * Revamping the search feature - We've moved the implementation of feed search to Lucene.Net from our custom feed search implementation which should make searches faster and provide richer search options. The syntax for performing Lucene search queries is available at http://lucene.apache.org/java/docs/queryparsersyntax.html. * Support for Atom Threading Extensions * Easily configurable keyboard shortcuts - Just right-click when hovering over the toolbar menu and choose "Customize". This feature came as a freebie from switching to Infragistics NetAdvantage for some of our UI components. Major Bug Fixes * Feed items appear in wrong feed folders - we now apply a set of heuristics to prevent this problem from surfacing ever again. I'm pretty sure this problem is due to bugs in HTTP Pipelining. However it is unclear whether the bugs are in the .NET Frameworks HTTP library, proxy servers that RSS Bandit is passing through or the Web servers that the application is fetching feeds from. * Relative Links in Atom 1.0 feeds appear incorrectly - now that this is fixed the links Tim Bray and Sam Ruby's feeds now work correctly * Atom feeds from the Blogger beta site show no posts when viewed in RSS Bandit - this was just a dumb bug on my part. * Sites with malformed cookies cause feeds not to be fetched - Specifically, fetching cookies from sites such as Windows Live Spaces results in the "An error has occurred when parsing Cookie header". Now we just ignore the error and soldier on. * RSS Bandit needs administrator privileges on first run - the fix for this was so esoteric it boggles my mind. * RSS Bandit stops downloading feeds after a while - This was actually two bugs. The first was that the application stopped automatically downloading feeds if any of them timed out while being fetched. The other was that feeds with whitespace in the URLs were not being updated. * Application doesn't work in Windows Vista - this has been tracked down to our use of old versions of the Divelement controls. Although these issues have been fixed in newer versions of the Divelement controls we have decided to move to NetAdvantage for Windows Forms controls for unrelated reasons. The new controls should work fine in Windows Vista. * Application crashes with NullReferenceException during Web browsing - this is another issue which should be fixed with our move to the NetAdvantage for Windows Forms controls.



RSS Bandit v1.3.0.42 Released

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:04:20 -0000

About a month ago we released the first cut of the Nightcrawler edition of RSS Bandit and promised that there'd be a bug fix release within a month. So exactly 30 days and about 100,000 downloads later, we're shipping the bug fix version of the Nightcrawler release. Download the installer from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=96589&package_id=103276&release_id=381119. Differences between v1.3.0.38 and v1.3.0.42 below. Translations * This release is available in the following languages; German, English, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Polish, Serbian, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Bulgarian, and Turkish. Installer * The application can now be installed on computers that only have v2.0 of the .NET Framework available. * A mini-application for editing the keyboard shortcuts used by the RSS Bandit has now been added. To locate the application, look in the RSS Bandit application folder which is usually "C:\Program Files\RssBandit" for the application named ShortcutsEditor.exe Feeds * Fixed issue where the subscription wizard picks the first feed found on a web page in auto-discovery mode instead of displaying the list of feeds found so users can choose which feed to add to their subscriptions. * Feed autodiscovery now uses the Firefox icon () which will also be used by IE 7, Outlook 12 and FeedDemon for indicating when feeds have been found on a web page within RSS Bandit. * The '+' that indicates that inline comments are available for a post now controlled by the Tools->Options->Display->Display Related Items as discussion threads checkbox. Note that this feature is now off by default. * Fixed issue that feed validation/autodiscovery/search in subscription wizard could not be cancelled * Fixed problems with processing titles in Atom feeds containing markup characters. We now pass all of Phil Ringnalda's Atom title test cases. . * Fixed issue where the title of first post in the feed is used as the feed title in some RSS 1.0 feeds.. * Fixed issue where some comments aren't shown inline for some feeds that support * Fixed issue where the blog post is repeated as the first comment in some feeds that support . Newsgroups * Added ability to create new posts in a newsgroup. * Subscribing to a newsgroup no longer asks for username and password per subscription since this information is specified when the newsgroup was first added. * Subscribing to multiple newsgroups at once now supported. * Fixed bug where subscribing to newsgroups via Tools->Newsgroups results in 'Input string was not in a correct format' error on attempting to download posts from the newsgroup. * Fixed issue where downloading messages from newsgroups times out. This was fixed by setting the maximum number of items to download to 1000. * Fixed issue where subscribing to password protected newsgroups results in "Credentials property not an instance of NetworkCredential" error. Synchronization with NewsGator Online * Fixed issue where when downloading feedlist from NewsgatorOnline the following error occurs; "Feedlist download failed with error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object". * Fixed issue that downloading feedlists from Newsgator Online never stops