Problem with reading some feeds

  • svilen

    svilen - 2006-02-15

    I dont know if it is a problem only for me but I cant open with RSSOwl 1.2 some feeds:

    Reurters feeds
    NYTimes feeds
    NOAA feeds
    Economist feeds

    I have other programes like Abilon which work with these feeds. Does anyone know where could be the problem? (I'm using Windows version on win XP SP2)

    • svilen

      svilen - 2006-02-16

      The last two work for me very well. I pasted them for you here (look the date and time):

      NOAA feeds

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" ?>
      - <rss version="2.0" xmlns:dc="">
      - <channel>
      <title>National Hurricane Center (Atlantic)</title>
      <description>Active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico</description>
      <copyright />
      - <image>
      <title>NOAA logo</title>
      <description>NOAA logo</description>
      <lastBuildDate>Thu, 16 Feb 2006 11:49:41 GMT</lastBuildDate>
      - <item>
      <title>There are no tropical cyclones at this time.</title>

      Economist feeds

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
      - <rss version="2.0">
      - <channel>
      <title> Global Agenda</title>
      <description>The Global Agenda: Latest news analysis</description>
      <lastBuildDate>Thu, 16 Feb 2006 08:00:44 EST</lastBuildDate>
      <pubDate>Thu, 16 Feb 2006 08:00:44 EST</pubDate>
      <webMaster />
      <managingEditor />
      - <image>

      Some screenshots for you. Hope that they will make the things clear.

      The message for the feed that RSSOwl cant display:

      The message when it works (BBC for example)

      And the first feed (Economist) in my Abilon feed reader:

      So it is not about old news or wrong feed chanels.


      • Anonymous - 2006-02-17

        Ah right, I copied the Links wrongly yesterday. I can open these two as well.

        I dont see any images. What is the error message you see? Do you use a proxy server? If yes, you need to configure it in RSSOwl preferences.


    • svilen

      svilen - 2006-02-24

      But I did this log exactly with this version: Beta of RSSOwl 1.2.1
      What is wrong with the log?

      • Anonymous - 2006-02-24

        Sorry, I dont have any clue left what could be the cause of this problem. You are really the first user from whom I hear this kind of problems.

        What Java version are you using? Maybe a recent update fixes this problem.


    • Anonymous - 2006-02-15

      I dont see any problems with these feeds, despite the fact that the two later dont seem to be present anymore.

      What exactly is happening when you try to open these in RSSowl? It could be that other readers still show some old news, where RSSOwl is giving out an error.


    • svilen

      svilen - 2006-02-17

      I dont use proxy server.
      The message is:
      Error loading Newsfeed "..."
      RSSOwl is not able to display that feed.
      Reason: Unable to locate that file..Read timed out.

      And as I wrote, I have such promlem with some website's feeds, not with all feeds.


      • Anonymous - 2006-02-17

        Well the message "Read timed out" looks like a connection problem on your side. There is a default timeout of 30 seconds, which you can change in preferences > connection.

        Increasing that could help in this case, please try.


    • svilen

      svilen - 2006-02-21

      I increased it up to 80 sec. It helped for 2 of 30 feeds. But I cant see the point to change timeout?!? My browser opens these feeds for less then a second and it is the same with Abilon and FeedReader. Why RSSOwl is so slow?

      • Anonymous - 2006-02-21

        Yeah strange, I dont see any problems with these feeds on my machine.

        Please do as follows:

        Start rssowl with "java -Dnet.sourceforge.rssowl.debug -jar rssowl.jar"

        Then load the feed that makes trouble and quit RSSOwl, when it fails loading.

        A log should be created into: "C:/Documents and Settings/"

        Please send it to me. my mail is


    • Anonymous - 2006-02-21

      The log is called "debug.log".


    • Nobody/Anonymous

      The log you sent to me looks strange. Could you please try out latest Beta of RSSOwl 1.2.1 and see if that makes things better?

      It is available from:



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