Bug: Occasionally stickies wrong article

  • GMX

    GMX - 2011-07-05

    2.1 Beta

    RSSOwl occasionally stickies the wrong article when I manually mark it.

    When it gets into this state, I can't seem to get it to sticky the correct
    (selected) article at all, it will just keep stickying/unstickying the same
    article regardless of which one is selected, until I exit and restart.

    This has happened to me 2-3 times over the last week, I'm not sure yet what
    steps can be taken to reproduce it, but I figured I'd post this now as 2.1 is
    nearing release. I'll try to figure out how to reproduce it and post again
    here if I find any pattern.

  • Benjamin Pasero

    Benjamin Pasero - 2011-07-05

    I guess this is not related to a GR synced feed, you get this issue
    immediately? Maybe send over the error log (export from Help).

  • GMX

    GMX - 2011-07-06

    Yes, it's on a regular feed. If I have an article selected and click Sticky,
    or use the keyboard shortcut for the same, a different article (in a
    completely different feed) actually gets toggled.

    I've e-mailed you the error log. I hope it helps. Thanks!

  • Benjamin Pasero

    Benjamin Pasero - 2011-07-06

    The log is not showing anything related. Try run Tools > Clean Up, maybe that

  • GMX

    GMX - 2011-07-07

    I have run the Cleanup optimizations a few times and it still occurs, although
    I haven't deleted any articles.

    It's happening fairly frequently, in a few days I might be able to figure out
    steps to reproduce it (unless it's just something that happens after a certain
    amount of runtime).

  • Benjamin Pasero

    Benjamin Pasero - 2011-07-07

    Ok let me know.

  • GMX

    GMX - 2011-07-10

    I haven't yet figured out how to cause it to start occurring, but here's an
    additional observation. (This is on Mac OS X btw.)

    If I use the menu (News/Mark/Sticky) it marks the correct article. If I use
    the button in the article header, it also works correctly. It seems to only be
    an issue when using the keyboard shortcut. And, it (so far) only seems to
    occur with the Sticky marking, not with Read/Unread. I haven't tried with
    Delete or Labels yet.

    It also seems to be getting "stuck" on a particular article in the Mark Sticky
    function. In other words, I can browse around several feeds, folders, etc. and
    if I use the Mark Sticky shortcut it's always the same (wrong) article that
    gets marked.

  • GMX

    GMX - 2011-07-10

    Btw I mentioned before that it seemed to also occur when using the Sticky
    button. Either I was incorrect, or it's inconsistent, or I was hallucinating.
    For now I think it's safe to ignore that since I can't reproduce it. I'll test
    again though once RSSOwl gets into this state and if I can ever reproduce it
    again, I'll mention it here. At the moment I can only reproduce it with the

  • Benjamin Pasero

    Benjamin Pasero - 2011-07-10

    This narrows it down. I assume you are using the Classic layout? The key
    binding looks into the current active feeds tab and obtains the selection of
    news from there and then executes it.

  • GMX

    GMX - 2011-07-10

    Yes, Classic layout.

  • GMX

    GMX - 2011-07-13

    Still can't force it to occur. However, some additional notes:

    1. Problem does not occur with Sticky button
    2. Problem does not occur with Delete or Labels
    3. If I use the menu (News/Mark/Sticky) on an article, while RSSOwl is behaving like this, the article I mark as Sticky (via menu) becomes the "stuck" article that 'Owl will sticky/unsticky with the keyboard.

    So if for example I have 5 articles, and #2 is selected: shortcut for Sticky
    will mark article #4 as Sticky/Unsticky. Then if I select article # 5, and use
    News/Mark/Sticky, article #5 will (correctly) be toggled. Then if I select
    article #1, and use the keyboard Sticky again, article #5 will again get
    toggled (this time inappropriately).


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