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Ok this is what I get for rushing versions out instead of properly testing them first. was missing a dll which caused it to crash during startup. I also agree with the comments that F5 should be reserved for refresh (it was even used for that in previous versions) so will change that as well in the next (hopefully better tested) release.

I've rolled back to as the last release on

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I'm not having any problems with the bug you decsribe, but that's probably due to the fact that I extracted the zip in the older directory.

I do have a simple request though. I have some streams that include just a few words on every article, I'd much rather have it open the article directly (like sharpreader already does with articles that do not supply any text). Could you add this to the feed properties?

Posted by Jesse Houwing at June 12, 2003 10:02 AM

Jesse: You may have the dll in question already loaded in your global assembly cache (another application could have put it there) which would prevent the bug from appearing.

The option you mention is already in my TODO list btw - you can expect it in a future release...

Posted by Luke Hutteman at June 12, 2003 10:25 AM


"The option you mention is already in my TODO list btw - you can expect it in a future release..."

PLEASE make this an option. I'm already disappointed by having whole pages loaded when there's no description (I don't want *any* webpage in the preview area - if there's no description, leave it empty!).
My setting is to open links in the external browser - and #R should honor that setting and not do something different in situations I have no control over.

Thanks for the best RSS reader anyway :)

Posted by Marjolein Katsma at June 12, 2003 2:42 PM

Exposing RSS Comments

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Hi Luke -

Some more playing, some more requests. :)

How about an option to view the raw XML? Not a huge issue, but would be nice to be able to view the source.

Also, I'm having some trouble with certain feeds that keep showing updated information, yet I'm pretty certain they aren't updated. Any idea why? Here's a couple:

I think most of the problems come from Sourceforge - perhaps that's a part of the issue?

Lastly, how about a popup-blocker of some sort for the internal browser?

Again, great aggregator - thanks much!

Posted by jayseae at June 13, 2003 2:27 PM

Hi Luke,

I really like the IBlogExtension plugin capablity, but When I click Blog This, it just goes ahead and posts the whole content. I wish that I could edit it before it posts it, and add my own content, it's quite annonying to just re-post something that was posted by someone else without adding any value.

Also is it too much to ask to implement CommentAPI? I know you work on this in your spare time and really appriciate your effort. You created a great app. Thanks!

Posted by Moshe Eshel at June 16, 2003 9:35 AM

Hi Luke,

A feature request. I would like a delete and back button added to the toolbar. Hmmm... I use the mouse a lot! These could probably be available as an option turned off by default.


Posted by Vazz at June 17, 2003 11:47 AM

I'm an avid user of Sharpreader, but having websites display in the feed window for entries without descriptions is a huge hassle. Please, please change this behavior or make it a preference. You can see that on some feeds, this makes SharpReader practically unusable.

Posted by Andy Baio at June 17, 2003 5:21 PM

a bug and a request:

Bug repro:

- Set sharpreader to open links internally
- Click on the title of a post (this opens the html in the Sharpreader)
- When I try and type a comment in that panel, the reader slurps the spacebar and works down the post list.
- ISupposeThatICouldWriteAllMyCommentsWithoutSpaces,ButThatMightBeHardToRead ;)

Feature Request:

I would find it nice to have the Italics/Bolds traverse the hierarchy. For instance, if the only thing that had changed in a feed was a change the, feed itself would be in italics. Obviously a new post would trump.

Thanks and good work,

Posted by steve at June 17, 2003 6:59 PM

How does the AutoPurge work? It doesn't seem to have had any effect in mine. I set it for two weeks, but there are entries hanging around rom long before that.

Posted by tamaracks at June 17, 2003 11:47 PM

Tamaracks: Auto-purge is based on the date/time an item was read into sharpreader, not on the date/time set in the feed. This was done because 1. this way the user will have x days to read the item, and 2. Otherwise feeds that contain dates will end up having their items purged before feeds that do not.

Another reason that could cause items to stick around longer is that feeds are only purged when new items are read for that feed. If a feed is static and no new items come in, no old ones will be auto-purged either.

Posted by Luke Hutteman at June 20, 2003 11:31 AM

Feature Request:
I use SharpReader both at home and office. I add new feeds at both places. Its tedious to keep them synchronized.

So if SharpReader had an option to fetch and use the subscriptions from a URL (could be the blogroll from my site) or better still from an web service ( updateable :) ) it would be great.

Posted by Vazz at June 23, 2003 5:47 PM

I have problem with proxy. Once I add rss to Sharp reader, (our ?) proxy store this rss and return this cached rss to me for long time =( I found workaround: If i try add after url something like ?Now='actualDatetime' proxy return refreshed rss. It is posible to add any function to SharpReader, which can help me ? I'm able to add this function myself but I need source of SharpReader, is it possible ...


Posted by Petr Stahel at June 25, 2003 5:52 AM
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