A few days back, I discovered that my RSSOwl 2.1.2 could no longer update the
OMG! Ubuntu! feed:
Repairing etc. didn't work, so I finally started anew (clean installation) and
added the feed "from scratch". After that updates only displays one single
article (the very latest one, which gets replaced by subsequent updates, so
there's always just one single article from this feed). All other feeds,
including Feedburner ones, works perfectly.
I get exactly the same behaviour with a fresh install of the Ubuntu version of
Other RSS readers, like e.g. Liferea (Ubuntu), Feedreader (Windows) has no
problems at all with this particular feed, but I would prefer staying with
To me, this suggests an issue with RSSOwl rather than with this particular
According to http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.feedbu
rner.com%2Fd0od this feed is incorrect and makes use of content:encoded
which is not supported by RSSOwl (yet, someone posted a fix to it some days
Thanks for your reply!
Ran it through FeedValidator earlier, but since it said "This is a valid RSS
feed is valid" and I wasn't aware of the "content:encoded" problem, I didn't
pay any attention to it...
This must have been introduced in the feed recently, because it worked OK
until Feb 1st.
I'm no good at compiling etc., so it would be nice if the patch/patches from
"rcaputo" could be introduced in a development version.
I have noticed exactly the same behaviour (and same starting date, as far as I
can see) as I described in post #1 for another feed.
"http://pavel.frimix.se/feed" doesn't update
any more, so in order not to lose older news I subscribed to the alternative
The latter updates (well, sort of...), but displays only one article and
doesn't keep the older ones. Exactly like
However, feedvalidator.org doesn't indicate any errors/problems at all with
I have the same issue with several Feeds, it's seems all are feedburner feeds
Had the same issue on another site, and the problem is this:
<atom:link rel="payment" href="<a class=" "="" href="http://www.debtd
473f301e8eadd018">http://www.debtdeflation.com/blogs/?flattrss_rklzzwxh:0002edirectklzzwxh:0000id=7279klzzwxh:0001md5=5374cbea1294fda9473f301e8eadd018" type="text/html" />
It's those Flattr links that are breaking it.
Same issue here. Does anyone have any idea if the nightly builds address this
My guess is that this is a "patches welcome" situation at best. And the
patches probably should be guaranteed to apply and work. My patch in comment 9
seems to be above the "needs work" threshold to get applied.
I like RSSOwl a lot. Better than any other RSS reader I've seen so far. Lack
of maintenance makes me sad, though. It makes me wish I were a Java
I don't think nightly builds matter right now. The SVN repository doesn't show
any code changes since 2.1.2 was released.
Sorry, I don't know any nightly builds. And no code changes on SVN http://rss
owl.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/rssowl/ or GIT
@rcaputo: It's not that complicated to become a Java Programmer…
The main problem is that maintaining software like RSSOwl is not that easy.
Since RSSOwl is based on Eclipse RCP it needs to be ported to a newer version
of Eclipse RCP – which should solve most browser-related problems but is much
I am a Java programmer but just now don't have enough time to do that alone.
I'm just thinking about which Infrastructure would be best (Bugtracker? git or
SVN, I prefer Git, …), and if we could ask bpasero to give us access to some
parts oft his infrastructure.
And: Who would be able to help me?
The next step whould be:
• creating a roadmap
• collecting / analyzing all bug reports & feature requests from this forum
and the comments from https://sourceforge.net/projects/rssowl/ if helpful
• port RSSOwl from Eclipse RCP 3.4 to Eclipse RCP 4.2 (or 4.3, depending on
how much time it takes)
• update the other libraries (Db4o, JDOM, Apache Lucene)
• replace Apache httpclient by Apache HTTPComponents
• bundle all localisations
@genodeftest : does't SF have a bugtracker for it's users?
I'm not a dev, still, I'll be glad to help you out if i can. if you need web
space, bugtracker or so, just ask me...
If bpasero refuse to give you access and if you have enough people to help you
out with code, why don't you create a fork of rssowl?
I prefer git. There's a github repository for RSSOwl (looks a little stale),
and SourceForge supports it.
Programming the Java is probably not as hard as figuring out how to build the
project. I've already written one RSSOwl patch (twice) for this problem, but I
can't test it or use it privately because... handwavey Eclipse stuff that when
it works is very very good, and when it fails is horrid.
A week ago I downloaded the latest Eclipse and followed the instructions from
RSSOwl's web site for using new Eclipse. They didn't work. I asked on freenode
this to build, a howto would help a lot.
I have forked RSSOwl on github:
And sourceforge is just inconvenient. If you want to report issues do on http
s://github.com/genodeftest/RSSOwl/issues , but I can't guaranee that I will work on them. And I don't need
webspace, thanks anyway.
bpasero is right about that I should fork RSSOwl – what I did.
And I too have problems how to build the project. Which patch? Yes, RSSOwl
Code does not work with Eclipse >> 3.4.2 because of major API changes from
3.4.x to 3.5.x (package org.eclipse.update was removed in 3.5 or somewhat
later). I doubt anyone supports on #rssowl.
Try using Eclipse 3.4 instead of the latest Eclipse, this should work – even
if I don't like that solution. I'll try to make it work on Eclipse 4.2.x, but
that may take a while.
I know this program is open source, but is there any way to monetise it? I
would gladly pay for a premium version or have ads integrated. Thanks for the
link to the fork genodeftest. I will have a look at it.
I'm still searching for a solution to the problem of my RSSowl not syncing
properly with Google. I think I will start investigating whether the problem
is with Google instead.
You can donate using the "donate" button on
http://rssowl.org/ or the sourceforge.net project page
(both using paypal). But don't expect anything to change by donating. We just
need some developers actively contributing to RSSOwl.
Understood. I'm not a big fan of donations and free systems for that reason. I
prefer to directly pay for services I rely heavily upon. Do you think you
and/or others would have any interest in developing privately? It's possible I
would be able to learn to help develop it, but it's not really my strength. I
would gladly pay others to do it for me though. Whoever has done the bulk of
the work on RSSowl (Ben?) has done an EXCELLENT job! I think they deserve some
sort of compensation for their time and skills.
Such is the business of software!
Yes, Ben has done the bulk of work.
Speaking for me I can atm not provide anything like "commercial support" for
• I don't have much time
• I can't estimate how much time I needed for giving support on RSSOwl
• I don't like nor use Google for different reasons, mainly their anti-privacy
• I just started understanding RSSOwl
I would stay with using Paypal to donate whenever someone feels like it. I am
also too busy to provide better support than through the forums here.
Ok more and more sites, including prominent ones like TorrentFreak, are now
using Flattr, which contains the atom element that is breaking this; it should
be a really easy fix, so it seriously needs an update.
Is there a binary I can get anywhere else, where someone has fixed this?
Any word? More feeds are breaking all the time.
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