Startup Woes, Images, Authenticated Proxies

  • Kyle Adams ♞

    Kyle Adams ♞ - 2005-04-28

    The suspects:

    Windows 2000
    RSSOwl 1.1
    Java 1.5.0_02

    Two problems:

    1) I can't startup with rssowl.exe. Starting with "java -jar rssowl.jar" works fine, but double clicking on rssowl.exe just gets an hour glass for a few seconds and then nothing. I don't even get anything in the USER_HOME.rssowl\logs\rssowllog.log file.

    2) RSS Owl hangs on some of my RSS feeds. These are the same feeds RSS Owl 1.0 loads fine under Java 1.4.2 on another computer of mine. One suspicion I have is that the problem may be related to the images contained in the feed. I'm seeing the following error in standard out (so nicely visible due to the "java -jar rssowl.jar" necessitated by #1):

    Exception in thread "Inner Feed Loader Thread" java.lang.IllegalStateException: Authentication state already initialized
    at org.apache.commons.httpclient.auth.AuthState.setPreemptive(
    at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodDirector.executeMethod(
    at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpClient.executeMethod(
    at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpClient.executeMethod(
    at net.sourceforge.rssowl.dao.ConnectionManager.openConnection(Unknown Source)
    at net.sourceforge.rssowl.dao.ConnectionManager.connect(Unknown Source)
    at net.sourceforge.rssowl.dao.ConnectionManager.connect(Unknown Source)
    at net.sourceforge.rssowl.dao.NewsfeedFactory.initXmlDocument(Unknown Source)
    at net.sourceforge.rssowl.dao.NewsfeedFactory.<init>(Unknown Source)
    at net.sourceforge.rssowl.dao.NewsfeedFactory.<init>(Unknown Source)
    at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.thread.AggregationLoader$ Source)

    I am trying to access these image-laden feeds through an authenticated proxy.

    • Kyle Adams ♞

      Kyle Adams ♞ - 2005-04-28

      I should note that the .dll and .jar are in the same directory as the .exe (D:\Program Files\RSSOwl).

    • Nobody/Anonymous

      1.) This is strange, I never heard someone having such problems.

      Please check:
      You have an environment variable JAVA_HOME set that points to the directory Java is installed. That directory contains a "bin" folder which contains the "javaw.exe".

      2.) Was fixed in recent 1.1.1 preview build. If you want to give it a try, find it here:


      • Nobody/Anonymous

        Please download RSSOwl 1.0.2 (binary release) and use the rssowl.exe from there to launch RSSOwl 1.1. Does that work?

    • neil_laurance

      neil_laurance - 2005-04-29

      I have a similar problem as yours in (1).
      I got round it the same way, by creating a BAT file with the java call.
      Cheers, Neil

    • Nobody/Anonymous

      Oh, I almost forgot that you can pass an argument to the rssowl.exe, telling the location of the JVM.

      Please try executing rssowl with:
      rssowl -vm <Path to Java Dir>

      Does that work?



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