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Unread items bug

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 12:10 am
by finkjsc
Since I installed 2.3, many of my channels continue to show old items that I have not yet read - even though I have marked them as read many times they come back as unread upon restarting Awasu.

Funny, but awasu's weblog RSS feed is one that keeps doing this. Other channels never do this or sometimes do. With 2.2 I never had these problems.

I ran admin.exe but it found no problems. What else could be the problem? This issue seems to be getting worse.

Re: Unread items bug

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:01 pm
by support
Try deleting the files described here.

Re: Unread items bug

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 12:29 am
by finkjsc
support wrote:Try deleting the files described here.


I had to delete both files-but so far no more issues with unread items.

However, if I try to mark a channel as read without clicking on the channel first, the little balloon next to the channel name doesn't go away until I click on the channel afterwards.

Re: Unread items bug

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 3:20 am
by support
finkjsc wrote:However, if I try to mark a channel as read without clicking on the channel first, the little balloon next to the channel name doesn't go away until I click on the channel afterwards.

That's odd, it works fine for me :-)

Read/unread items are going to be completely rewritten in the next release cycle.

Re: Unread items bug

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 3:45 am
by finkjsc
support wrote:
finkjsc wrote:However, if I try to mark a channel as read without clicking on the channel first, the little balloon next to the channel name doesn't go away until I click on the channel afterwards.

That's odd, it works fine for me :-)

Read/unread items are going to be completely rewritten in the next release cycle.


Hmm. It seems to work fine now too-maybe I didn't wait long enough?

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 5:32 am
by halinagold
It's probably that. I've experienced a lot of times when it looks like nothing happens but then later or when I re-start the program the changes have taken place.
I'd say that's a bug - things "should be" working right away, don't you find?

Thanks

Re: Unread items bug

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 4:13 am
by finkjsc
support wrote:Try deleting the files described here.


Damn, the unread items problem is surfacing again.

Awasu has been my one and only RSS reader for the last 2 years. V2.2 worked like a charm; ever since I upgraded to 2.3 this annoying problem has plagued me.

I'd hate to trash Awasu and move on to something else, but if a RSS reader can't do it's basic function of remembering which items have been read or not, then....

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 4:34 am
by halinagold
Same thing here (with the unread items problem).

As you I've been using Awasu for quite a while and love it. So will await a solution - I'm sure Taka will do his best to solve this.

:)

Re: Unread items bug

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 5:21 am
by support
finkjsc wrote:Damn, the unread items problem is surfacing again.

Yah, I hear you :-)

Part of the problem is the perennial issue of being able to uniquely identify feed items, something RSS has always had something of a problem with. Right now, Awasu tracks read/unread status by URL which is not 100%-reliable, especially if the publisher is in the habit of changing their URL's (which does happen).

We're going to completely rewrite the way Awasu handles this stuff early in the next release cycle (probably in the first beta) so all these problems should go away then.