I am so used to being able to go offline when I need to, such as in
Thunderbird, etc. etc. (little icon at lower left corner of app)
How can I do this in RSSOwl?
Often I need to do something, e.g. management, etc. but right in the middle of
the operation 100 new feeds come in.
Not possible, sorry.
Oh, I can't believe that.
As a programmer of 25 years, the words 'Not Possible' just fall short.
I would be cool with, 'Not enough time'.
The program checks for new feeds, by default, every 30 minutes.
Seems pretty straight forward to 'not' check for new messages if a certain
Hehe, I did not mean to say "technically not possible", rather "not possible
in the current version of RSSOwl". Yes, technically not so hard to implement.
Not planned yet though.
Thanks, it's all good.
Maybe something to consider at a future date, as suspending downloads would be
Thunderbird has the little icon in the lower left, which oddly enough once you
click on it doe not allow you to cancel the operation, only the option to
perform a download check before going offline.
Owl is Great...
I've been asking for this feature literally for years, and I'm glad to finally
see someone else second my request. The lack of this critical feature is one
of the reasons I no longer use RSS Owl on a regular basis, since it pretty
much prevents me from running anything else while RSS Owl is loaded. You
should really consider making this a priority.
So is this about disabling notification of RSSOwl when 100 news come in or not
reloading to keep network use down?
(e.g. having some kind of a quite-mode where you would not be notified from
tray or popup if new news come in vs. not reloading any feed or downloading
any attachment when being in this mode)
Temporarily ceasing all network incoming messages: offline verses online.
No downloads. Checkout Thunderbird for example - icon in bottom lower left of
Oh, heck, I disabled notification eons ago, in a feeble attempt to regain CPU
cycles. This is all about being able to turn off automatic feed updating. And
it's not about network usage, at least in my case. It's about CPU usage and
disk access. When feeds are being automatically updated, RSSOwl pretty much
freezes up. I can hit the cancel update button, but it takes a minute or more
for the update to actually cease. And of course I can't really effectively run
anything else when RSSOwl goes into auto update mode.
I think something like that wont be part of the official product unless its
really polished (e.g. detecting network online/offline) but I can think of an
extension (=addon) that can stop feed updating when rssowl is put into an
Ah, and instead of ranting, what about donating to the project once this addon
is out ;)
This is really a very simple item, I don't see the reasoning behind not
wanting to implement it.
When the timer function is ready to update the feeds, check the state of the
online/offline button, and just don't update if the button state reflects the
offline condition desired by the operator.
Forget about detecting network status - you're over thinking it.
RSSOwl 2.1.x is feature frozen because translation started, there is no way
this can make it into 2.1.x. An addon is possible as translation does not
cover addons. Thats the process.
Understood... thank you.
Just to summarize (for the next dev cycle):
This requested feature simply exits (or never enters) the updating process
without requesting or loading feeds. Nothing more.
Yes that should easily be doable as an addon. I will take a look over the
RSSOwl 2.1.2 is out and you can install the new "Offline" addon from Tools >
Hi and Thanks for your hard work.
The 'Offline' add on is not available to install.
message: 'Offline Mode (1.0.0) requires plug-in "org.rssowl.ui (2.1.2)", or
I've updated everything I can find to the latest & greatest.
What am I doing wrong?
java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
BootLoader constants: OS=win32, ARCH=x86, WS=win32, NL=en_US
Command-line arguments: -os win32 -ws win32 -arch x86
!ENTRY org.rssowl.ui 1 0 2011-08-15 07:59:04.403
!MESSAGE RSSOwl Starting Up (RSSOwl/22.214.171.124107151120 (Windows; U; en))
!ENTRY org.rssowl.ui 1 0 2011-08-15 08:02:58.023
!MESSAGE Error Log Exported
You are not using 2.1.2 but 2.1.0, you need to install 2.1.2 at minimum
I click on 'Check for updates' and it says I have the latest version installed
Went to download page - Install update OK
"Go Offline" --> Very Cool.
Many thanks for all your hard work
Yes, the update manager is known to behave weird sometimes, you can safely
download and run 2.1.2 from a fresh installation.
(btw you can also assign a keybinding for this action in Preferences)
Yes - it's wonderful -- I'm already using it.
Perhaps if you get enough positive feedback it will be worth your time to make
it part of core - and make a toolbar button.
Again - thank you so much !!
Yeap a toolbar button is a good idea for the future.
I just updated to 2.1.4 and I don't see any way to stop the auto updating of feeds.
What happened to the online/offline option?