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[1] Submitted by: Pat on Thursday 23rd December 2004 at 11:32 -0500

Congratulation Didier. This is a great extension.

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[2] Submitted by: Brien on Monday 27th December 2004 at 01:20 -0500

I have the RSS scrolling on the status bar -
haven't figured out how to stop the thing....
clicking on the Blue Icon opens up the
add RSS urls - nothing about putting the scroller
back to an Icon I can clik on to activate...... it does
have one..... doesn't it ?

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[3] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 27th December 2004 at 10:09 -0500

To Brien
Most of the controls of this extension can be set in the menu > tool > extension > inforss > option dialog. You can stop the scrolling option there.

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[4] Submitted by: Shudde on Wednesday 29th December 2004 at 08:47 -0500

Love the extension, just a suggestion... an option to remove the specific news item after click, so that those of us who dislike scrolling text can easily read through more items then fit easily on the statusbar.

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[5] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 29th December 2004 at 10:44 -0500

To Shudde
Good suggestion. I think about implementing it sooner.
Thanks

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[6] Submitted by: Rob McDougall on Thursday 30th December 2004 at 03:21 -0500

Love the extension, would like to see an option so that InfoRSS only reads from certain categories of an RSS feed.

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[7] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 30th December 2004 at 10:00 -0500

To Rob McDougall
I don't think I realy understand your question. Do you want to filter the headlines from a specific RSS feed according to the corresponding category (I'm not sure we have that kind of information), or read feed from different source that deals with a specific subject ?

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[8] Submitted by: Rob McDougall on Friday 31st December 2004 at 23:18 -0500

The first. Take for example, a sports feed from a large site, it spits out all the recent stories and has them broken down and sorted with the category tag, i.e. (category)Basketball(/category), (category)Baseball(/category), (category)Football(/category), my suggestion is to give the user the option to say "InfoRSS, I'd like for you to only return those in the Football category", or even an option to exclude certain categories so it returns every story except those in the Football category.

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[9] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 1st January 2005 at 12:14 -0500

To Rob McDougall
Nice idea. I have read in the RSS spec that a category tag is optional in the item information. But could you provide me an example of a feed that use the optional category tag. I can't find any :-(. As soon as I can get an example, I will implement that feature.

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[10] Submitted by: Rob McDougall on Saturday 1st January 2005 at 12:25 -0500

Try CSTV's at

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[11] Submitted by: Rob McDougall on Saturday 1st January 2005 at 12:28 -0500

Meh, it doesn't want to let me post URL's...
CollegeSportsDOTcom/headline-rssDOTxml

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[12] Submitted by: ken case on Saturday 1st January 2005 at 19:32 -0500

won't let me delete it... (using firefox 1.0 on windows 98)

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[13] Submitted by: ken case on Saturday 1st January 2005 at 19:37 -0500

it just says it will be deleted after i restart firefox but then it never is... it's a nice extension, but i want it to go away right now, please tell me how to do that

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[14] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 1st January 2005 at 23:22 -0500

To Ken
Installation and deinstallation is not part of the extension, it's a firefox feature. I can't do anything for you. You can only try to remove it manually by removing the {f65bf62a-5ffc-4317-9612-38907a779583} directory for your hard drive.

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[15] Submitted by: ken case on Sunday 2nd January 2005 at 03:10 -0500

thanks. peace.

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[16] Submitted by: ArmEagle on Tuesday 4th January 2005 at 03:56 -0500

I like this extension, thanks!

But I have some issues.
- If you RMB click to stop the scrolling, the headlines in the 'tracker' disappear and it redisplays after about a second. Only to Left-align all headlines in the bar. But I expected the scrolling to stop, not to have the items display left-aligned.
- Not only a RMB click stops the scrolling, also a M(iddle)MB click. Not that big a problem, but I think it's better to separate things.
- The 'Option to show/hide viewed headlines' option doesn't work here. If I have that option enabled and LMB click a headline the headlines all disappear, and show again like before after about a second.
- A note about this. If it was working I still wouldn't like the headlines to disappear for a moment. If it makes a difference you could let a viewed headline scroll out of screen and then not display it again.
- The headlines disappear when 'reloading (add/remove headlines from the tracker)' anyway. Perhaps this could be speed up a bit/do the 'reloading' before hiding hte headlines?

These aren't all bugs so I decided to put it here.

I use Firefox 1.0

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[17] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 5th January 2005 at 11:08 -0500

To ArmEagle

> If you RMB click to stop the scrolling, the headlines
> in the 'tracker' disappear and it redisplays after
> about a second. Only to Left-align all headlines in
> the bar. But I expected the scrolling to stop, not to
> have the items display left-aligned.

The start/stop is more a toggle between the switch "Scrolling news On/off". When the mode is "Off", the first headlines are displayed left aligned. Do you want me to add a mode to stop the scrolling, but stay in scrolling mode ?


> Not only a RMB click stops the scrolling, also a
> M(iddle)MB click.

Fixed.

- The 'Option to show/hide viewed headlines' option doesn't work here.

Fixed for long headlines (bigger than the # of char param),

> A note about this. If it was working I still wouldn't
> like the headlines to disappear for a moment. If it
> makes a difference you could let a viewed headline
> scroll out of screen and then not display it again.

The problem is when a headline disappears, I have to add another one, so I have to refetch the info.

- The headlines disappear when 'reloading (add/remove headlines from the tracker)' anyway. Perhaps this could be speed up a bit/do the 'reloading' before hiding hte headlines?

Yes, I will correct it.

Thanks a lot for your comments.

Didier

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[18] Submitted by: ArmEagle on Thursday 6th January 2005 at 12:22 -0500

> The start/stop is more a toggle between the switch "Scrolling news On/off". When the mode is "Off", the first headlines are displayed left aligned. Do you want me to add a mode to stop the scrolling, but stay in scrolling mode ?

Well that was the behaviour that I expected. Especially if that prevents the headlines from dis/re-appearing. Not that I use it currently. I just used it by accident, because I normally use MMB to open a link in a new tab, which InfoRSS automatically does. Which resulted in the behaviour you fixed now.

> Thanks a lot for your comments.
I'm glad I could be of any help.

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[19] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 6th January 2005 at 13:06 -0500

On version 0.7.23:

1) For me it only worked for single RSS feed at a time and looked blank\empty for multi feed.
2) It needs an easier RSS setup and easier availability to the setting window. An Add\Edit\Remove display of all feeds\channels would be helpful.
3) The text only scrolled across a portion of the room the extension took up on my browser.
4) If it could look more seamless with Firefox that would be cool.
5) The slide-bars to choose the #s were tricky to work with and weren't always accurate. Click and type the number (within a range) would be nice.
6) It also could use a RSS feeds Import\Export option for my OPML or DSC files I've already collected. More options then just drag-and-drop URLs would be nice. (I see that OPML import is on your to-do list.)
7) The feed icons were sometimes huge when reading certain feeds- that made the whole bar huge. Limit the icon size or make a default size
8) Spelling of right and highlight. Words like that end in -ght. This probably goes with the whole translation thing.
9) This extension would stop my other StockTicker, but not ForecastFox, when it was on the statusbar. Your extension worked fine when it was on top and separated.
10) It would be an added bonus to make this more then just an RSS reader. Having the ability to convert HTML to headlines with regular expressions (i.e would be wonderful.


I like the default options as well as the overall options and of course the scrolling capability!

This is the best option for RSS feed extensions for Firefox, as it is the least invasive, the least obstructive and it scrolls! I'll be keeping an eye on the updates. Thanks Didier for all your hard work!

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[20] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 6th January 2005 at 16:43 -0500

To savageS

1) Could you locate the inforss.xml file on your hard drive and send it to me by mail. I have no problem using it at home but some users have problem that I can't reproduce.

3) same as above. Could you send me a snapshot of your screen with the problem, and tell me how to reproduce (send me your inforss.xml file),

5) This is the more controlled widget I have because the value is always valid. I don't have to display a free form text input, and then verify that the value is a numeric, within a range a valid value, and I don't have to popup error message. Pro and cons....

6) on my to-do list

7) Fixed ! could you send me url to test it ?

8) Fixed for right and highlight.

9) I will check.

10) Ok, on my to-do list.

Thanks a lot for your positive comments.

Didier

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[21] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 6th January 2005 at 17:13 -0500

To savageS

8) I have tested both InfoRSS and StockTicker, and they both work fine in my environment. Could you tell me more about this bug ? how to reproduce ? other extension, version of extension.

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[22] Submitted by: ArmEagle on Friday 7th January 2005 at 03:22 -0500

About SavageS
2)
I agree that it was a bit tricky to set multiple RSS feeds working.
After a while I found out I had to check-out the "Grouped RSS" option for every feed.

I didn't find any documentation (that I remember :) about setting up multiple RSS feeds. And it wasn't really intuitive to me.

I dunno, but maybe people would be interested in multiple groups of RSS feeds. So a tree model, or something comparable to the bookmark manager could be used then. And selecting the groups/(sub-rss feeds) could be done to select which ones you want in your tracker.

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[23] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 7th January 2005 at 08:13 -0500

To ArmEagle

I know that I have to write a doc, but this is the least interesting part, so I first focus on the development...
For the multi RSS feature, there is one FAQ that explains briefly how to use it.
I agree for the tree-model. I have to implement that soon.

Didier

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[24] Submitted by: SavageS on Friday 7th January 2005 at 12:17 -0500

I just emailed you Didier. Thanks!

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[25] Submitted by: SavageS on Friday 7th January 2005 at 12:31 -0500

In regards to 2)multi RSS feature- I like the image at the following link as an example for keeping track of RSS channels\feeds
at desktopsidebar.com (look at info on Newsroom Panel)

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[26] Submitted by: Marv on Saturday 8th January 2005 at 12:04 -0500

I am having problems using the plug-in.
I can't set my scrolling feature. The general tab in the options menu is grayed for all features on the tab. How can I get this to work?

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[27] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 8th January 2005 at 16:03 -0500

To Marv

The extension does not enable/disable (gray/normal) any tabs in the option dialog. Maybe something went wrong during the install. Try to re-install the extension. Or maybe there is an inter extension conflict.
Have you installed other extensions ?

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[28] Submitted by: Riccardo on Monday 10th January 2005 at 04:25 -0500

Hi,
i'm having problem with your extension.

I'm using 10 rss sites but i don't receive any news automaticatly, if i select a site, after 30 seconds i receive the news, but the toolbar remain in this site and don't retrieve news from the other sites, i must change manually the sites.

I try multiRSS and normal mode but the problem is the same.

Any hints?

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[29] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 10th January 2005 at 21:25 -0500

To Riccardo

Hi,
I can't tell you what's wrong with your config. Try to locate your inforss.xml file on your hard drive and send it to me by mail.
Thanks,

Didier

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[30] Submitted by: ozaki on Tuesday 11th January 2005 at 17:48 -0500

what is this cabbage patch kids carp?

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[31] Submitted by: ArmEagle on Thursday 13th January 2005 at 07:16 -0500

To Ricardo,
I guess you haven't selected "Group RSS" everywhere.
I hope that is enough hints.

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[32] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 13th January 2005 at 11:23 -0500

Nice job with the update! Is there a way I can enable the Group tab and the Import (append\replace modes) buttons or is this a future option? I esp. like the tooltip idea.

(I also just got an error using the Next Previous buttons on the RSS feeds and it hung between Portagame.com and Reuters.com -I had to kill Firefox. I'll email you if this happens again.I can't recreate it at this time.)

Keep up the great work, it's looking smooth.

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[33] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 13th January 2005 at 13:22 -0500

To SavageS

These options are disabled now since there are not completely coded and tested. There will be enable in future release.
Each time you click on next/previous or change the RSS feed in the option dialog, the extension fetch the full feed to extract the categories. If the site is slow, it may hang a bit the extension. I will see if I can fix this.

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[34] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 13th January 2005 at 13:24 -0500

To Ricardo

Be carefull too to the # of news in the "grouped rss" params. If you have the default value of 3, you will only see 3 headlines, no matter the number of selected feed (propably the first 3 headlines of the last selected feed). You have to play the that parameter too.

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[35] Submitted by: Otto on Thursday 13th January 2005 at 15:19 -0500

Didier \ or whomever else,

How can I do a complete clean install of infoRSS, meaning what files can I delete that are not deleted when I uninstall infoRSS via FireFox 1.0 ?

I have a few glitches , but I'm not sure if these are bugs or not, so I would to try a clean install before I post something as a bug.

Thanks,
Otto

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[36] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 13th January 2005 at 16:05 -0500

to Otto
Your can try to uninstall it manually by removing the {f65bf62a-5ffc-4317-9612-38907a779583} directory on your hard drive. Then, you can remove the inforss.xml file and reinstall the extension.

Didier

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[37] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 13th January 2005 at 16:22 -0500

Didier: Is there a way to make the "Hide Old Headlines" value configurable variable instead of just a Boolean? Maybe a value from 1 day to 15 days. I'd like not to see headlines older then a day or so old.


Otto: I just did the simple uninstall, when I noticed a few glitches a few weeks ago, and it seemed to work better on the fresh install.

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[38] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 13th January 2005 at 16:33 -0500

To SavageS

Sure....

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[39] Submitted by: ozaki on Friday 14th January 2005 at 01:59 -0500

this is a great script. been looking for this exact type, you da man. it still gets kinda buggy when im tryin to move it, some times it gets stuck, or it hides my weatherfox extension. but i tinkered with it and now ill just leave it where it is. great extension bro. kudos.

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[40] Submitted by: Norah on Friday 14th January 2005 at 14:51 -0500

I am developing the Japanese version of a infoRSS.
It is made to complete by the end of this month.

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[41] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 17th January 2005 at 17:02 -0500

I have completed the coding of the release 0.8.2 which mainly include the import/export feature. I have tested it with some opml file, but since I don't have much OPML file to test, if any of you want to download the unofficial version here and test the import/export feature in the option dialog. A backup of the inforss.xml is done when you import a file.
Feel free to report any bug.
Thanks

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[42] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 17th January 2005 at 19:19 -0500

The unofficial url is http : // www . ernotte . com / inforss_0_8_2.xpi

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[43] Submitted by: Massimo on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 06:41 -0500

I have OS X 10.2.8 and inforss don't work on Firefox 1.0 italian...

Have you any suggestion to uninstall this extensions from my Mac?

Thanks

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[44] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 06:57 -0500

To Massimo
What do you mean by "don't work" ? This extension is developed on a Mac (ok it's 10.3.7), but it works fine. What kind of problem have you ? not able to add rss feed ? problem whit the scrolling ? I would like to know a little bit more to see if it is a bug. Thanks

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[45] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 12:45 -0500

Beta version to test import/export feature. I have fixed some bugs:
http : // www . ernotte . com / inforss_0_8_2.xpi

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[46] Submitted by: Wizard on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 16:06 -0500

Really nice ext.! Good Job!!

Just 1 Question. What is the groups tab for? It is greyed out on my options. Also could you point me in the direction of an explanation of grouped rss, either im not getting it or its not working.
Thank!

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[47] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 16:15 -0500

I don't usually like to beta test but I had to check it out for myself.

I was unable to get 8_2 to work for me so I changed back to 8_1. The extension didn't even startup like usual. The OPML import (append\replace) didn't work. I got a confirmation saying the OPML import worked but nothing appended and the replace button made my list go disappear. You might have an option window that shows the data found in the OPML and which checkboxed feeds they want to import. Make sure the RSS\atom feed is valid. (They wouldn't work if dragged to the extensions globe.)

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[48] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 16:22 -0500

Wizard: The group tab is a future release or a "to do", so is the other grayed out buttons.

Group them if you want to show them in the "Read multiple RSS".

Pass the word along if you enjoy using this great extension! It will only be getting better! Thanks Didier

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[49] Submitted by: wizard on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 16:33 -0500

Thanks Didier!

Ive recomended this ext 15 times already! I know I'm being complete idiot, i understand how to select it all but where and how do you "Read multiple RSS"
Thanks

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[50] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 16:42 -0500

To wizard
"read multiple RSS" is an option in the first tab of the option dialog. To read multiple feed, you have to select this option, and then select each feed you want to see by selecting them in the "rss" tab (check box "grouped rss"). Be carefull with the # of news your want to see for the group vs the # of news for each individual selected feed (the first one must be greater or equal to the sum of all second one).

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[51] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 16:44 -0500

to savageS
I have tested the import/export with the SAGE extension, and it works fine here. If you have an opml file that make the extension not working, please send it to me and I will fix the bug.

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[52] Submitted by: wizard on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 18:16 -0500

I knew I was missing something!

Thank you very much and keep up the GREAT work!!!!

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[53] Submitted by: tester on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 18:30 -0500

( can anyone else try to add these ?)

How can I add these feeds wether or not they are true
feeds ? When I try to add them the usual way, that is
dragging the xml icon to the infoRSS "World Globe" icon
I get the following message, "This is not an ATOM nor a RSS feed!".

Also, on the top of categories for RSS.

. . this site at Washington Post gives you a list of categorized
news headlines. Although, infoRSS has option for "categories"
there is not one specific RSS feed on the provided web site that will
include all of these categories. It would be nice to be able to do this
manually. That is to create one feed called "WashingtonPost" in
infoRSS and add various catergories from this site and then we can
choose which categories to include in our scrolling news.

Is it right to assume that there are some websites that provide one RSS
stream with multiple categories, if so can someone provide a link so
that I can test the "catergories" option(s) in the "RSS" tab ?

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[54] Submitted by: tester on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 18:33 -0500

( can anyone else try to add these ?)
http : // www . 10news . com / rss / index . html

http : // www . washingtonpost . com / wp-adv /rss/ front . htm

. . this site at Washington Post gives you a list of categorized
news headlines.

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[55] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 18:43 -0500

Tester: the RSS links should work for both of those but those specific pages aren't RSS feeds -they're HTML pages.

Your idea could fall under infoRSS "to do" list for "Read and parse HTML pages". I hope this helps.

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[56] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 20:00 -0500

To Tester
Thanks, there was a bug with your first url (10news) ans it is fixed now.
For the second url, you are right, there is no categories within the feed (only on the web page), and the catagory filter works with the category tag within the feed....
you can try the collegesports.com url you can find in the screenshot page

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[57] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 20:04 -0500

The "group" feature will be completely redesigned in a near future. The user will have the opportunity to create as much group as he wants. A filter feature will be added too (for feed and groups), based on the headlines, article, date, categories, viewed, ... Stay tuned :-)

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[58] Submitted by: ArmEagle on Wednesday 19th January 2005 at 03:58 -0500

If I change a setting, then I see all old headlines again. And I also often see already visited headlines come back.

Now I read that the total #headlines should be [nr grouped seeds]*['avg' #headl per seed]. And had to remove 2 seeds to be able to do that (5 seeds * 4 items = 20, the max).

It also seems that the higlight delay isn't working anymore in 0.8.1. Since I set it to '1' (minute?), but the highlight isn't going away. Anyway, items that are 'old' should never get a higlight anymore.. But I guess this can better be configured with the new system.

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[59] Submitted by: ArmEagle on Wednesday 19th January 2005 at 04:05 -0500

Hmm, about those higlights not working..
I just saw that, what used to be the highlight color setting, now is the default background color, and I don't see specific highlight settings anymore.

Also the slidebars (like 'refresh time) don't work well here. Often after releasing the mousebutton when done dragging it, the values changes one higer or lower.

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[60] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 19th January 2005 at 10:00 -0500

to ArmEagle
1) Right, this is an old issue because I have only one thread for the moment. I'm redesigning the all thing to have three separate thread, one to fetch the feed, one to build the headline bar, and one to scroll it. By doing this, I should be able to to reset the content of the headline bar each time a param is changed.

2) you're right again, and this should disapear with the new group feature (no limit on the group, each feed will use its own limit), but before doing this I will increase the max # of news for the group.

3) Old means "old" for the extension, t0 is the time when the news is read, not when the news is published on the site. If you set 1 (= 1 minute), after 1 minute the background of the news should set back to normal. But this is done when the headline bar is refreshed. SO if you set a delay of 1 minute, but the feed is refreshed every 10 minutes, the background will turn to normal only after 10 minutes. As I mention above, this should be fixed in the new redesign.

4) the setting of the delay is done in the "general(2)" and "default" tab of the option dialog,

5) This is a built-in widget of firefox. I'm not responsible for this behavior. I guess the firefox team will improve it in the next release. For exemple, the default style sheet on the mac platform does not work with this widget, I have to set it manualy. I haven't tried on Linux.

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[61] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 19th January 2005 at 15:02 -0500

I notice the same issue with the checkboxes as I did before but now with the Grouped RSS checkbox. I'll uncheck it on a feed, click the apply button go to the next or previous feed, go back to the feed I just edited and the check box is rechecked with the "fake" check.

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[62] Submitted by: Tester on Thursday 20th January 2005 at 12:51 -0500

When a feed is not available I keep getting this message:

processReqChange:[Exception..."Component returned failure code: 0x80040111
(NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE)[nsIXMLHttpRequest.status]" nsresult:"0x80040111
(NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE)"location: "JS frame::chrome://inforss/content/inforss.jr::
processReqChange:: line 145" data: no]

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[63] Submitted by: Tester on Thursday 20th January 2005 at 14:05 -0500

I need to mention that my prior above message regarding unavailable feed is for inforss 0.8.1.

Also, I couldn't get 0.8.2 to work for me. Like the person above 0.8.2 didn't work, so I changed back to 0.8.1.

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[64] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 20th January 2005 at 15:40 -0500

To tester
Yesterday, there was a bug in the 0.8.2 because this version needed the firefox preference "inforss.traceinconsole" to be set to true or false (see url "about:config"); It was fixed before the extension went to the download mirror on the official site. Did you try to download the lastest 0.8.2 from the official site ?

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[65] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 20th January 2005 at 16:26 -0500

To Tester
When you have the "processReqChange:[Exception..." popup on your screen, do you have the "popup on screen" debug option set to on (see option dialog) ?

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[66] Submitted by: Tester on Thursday 20th January 2005 at 16:50 -0500

I'm pretty sure that error occurs when the feed is unavailable. This morning when trying to reach inforss homepage I couldn't reach the site and this error came up repeatedly when I tried to switch the inforss feed after clicking on the World Globe icon, but this isn't the first time I've seen this error it was just more noticeable when I was trying to reach the inforss homepage. I believe the site was unreachable this morning for a short while, does this sound right ?

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[67] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 20th January 2005 at 21:50 -0500

To Tester

yes you're right, but do you have set on the "display popup on screen" option to see this popup or no ?

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[68] Submitted by: Tester on Thursday 20th January 2005 at 23:34 -0500

>> but do you have set on the "display popup on screen" option to see this popup or no ?

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[69] Submitted by: Tester on Thursday 20th January 2005 at 23:35 -0500

Yes.

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[70] Submitted by: Spurious on Friday 21st January 2005 at 00:10 -0500

One thing which would really improve this would be to have the first item continue to scroll around the left-hand side rather than disappearing when it hits the edge. In addition, a way to remove items would be great.

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[71] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 21st January 2005 at 09:44 -0500

To Spurious

It's a technical issue and it's a simplier to make it that way. When all the feature are implemented, I will improve it.
What do you mean by 'item". You can remove feed from the menu by dragging them on the trash. You can "remove" headline after reading them by turning the "hide viewed headline" option on.

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[72] Submitted by: AdamC on Friday 21st January 2005 at 16:28 -0500

I can't get the multiple (grouped) RSS feeds to work properly. It scrolls through all the first feed's news and about three items of the second feed's, then either freezes or starts over with the first feed's. I never get through all the news. I have the group # of news at 40, and the three feeds #s total 23, so I don't think that's the problem.

OK,I just tested more - it freezes or starts over after 9 or 10 news items - every time, no matter how many feeds or which ones are set. Multiple or single feeds.

Any idea what the problem is?

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[73] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 21st January 2005 at 16:39 -0500

to AdamC
Check the refresh time for the "grouped rss" (tab "default" in the option dialog). If the refresh time is to short, the extension has not the time to scroll all items. This will be changed in the next release.

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[74] Submitted by: RobM on Saturday 22nd January 2005 at 10:11 -0500

Great extension! I looked around for a while, and this one is the closest to my needs! :D

I have noticed a couple of things though (0.8.2) and have a couple of suggestions.

1) Everyone seems to be confused by the 'Grouped RSS' option - perhaps simply changing the label to 'Include in Multi RSS' might help this.

2) I don't seem to have much luck getting this extension to remember which headlines I've read - it seems to remember the first few (4 or so) but if I change mode from multi rss to single, it seems to forget which I've read.

3) As someone mentioned above, it'd be nice to be able to remove headlines - but to clarify this request I mean 'to remove without opening/reading' the headline - I use this extension to monitor some torrent feeds, and to open a headline means to download and execute the .torrent
I've actually unzipped the JAR and tried to have a fiddle with the code ;), and one of the things I changed was to make right-clicking a headline mark it 'viewed'. Perhaps it would be a nice feature to have in the offical release?
Of course the problem I have with my modification, is that I have to wait until the next refresh for the viewed headline to disappear.

Anyways, this is a great extension, and I'm really impressed with how activly you're developing it!

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[75] Submitted by: RobM on Saturday 22nd January 2005 at 10:19 -0500

O, and I had some problems adding a few feeds ("Not valid RSS / Atom Feed") even though feedvalidatorDOTorg says they check out OK. I worked around this by using Sage to export them to OPML and then imported that into infoRSS.

The feeds in question:

www . AnimeSoc . co . uk / Forum / rss . php
www . kaizoku-fansubs . com / backend . php

I suspect it's something to do with the content-type specified the header from those sites.

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[76] Submitted by: AdamC on Saturday 22nd January 2005 at 14:08 -0500

Yup, the grouped rss refresh time was it.

Thanks, great extension!

Is there any way to easily toggle the display on and off? Maybe with an icon that can be put in the toolbar?

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[77] Submitted by: Spurious on Saturday 22nd January 2005 at 14:33 -0500

RobM said exactly what I meant by getting rid of headlines, being able to get rid of them without reading them.

A couple more little things (minor) which you might want to look into at some point:

1) The background color for the news. Personally I prefer it to be transparent, and on occasion, for seemingly no reason it does go transparent. An option to allow this wouild be great.
2) Custom icons for the RSS feeds. Simply an option to import a custom .dll or even .jpg/.gif file from your HDD.
3) An option to weave the headlines, (ie) if you have multiple RSS feeds showing, the program would mix the headlines together rather than showing all the headlines from one feed, then all from the next feed, etc.

Just some minor tweaks I'd've liked to choose. None of them are major problems, but would be a nice extension to an already great extension!

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[78] Submitted by: RobM on Saturday 22nd January 2005 at 15:02 -0500

You can change the icon for a feed by locating the inforss.xml file (on WinXP you will find your mozilla profile in /Documents & Settings/usernam/Application Data/Mozilla etc), although I wouldn't say no to having a way of changing the icon in the GUI!

I've noticed that infoRSS seems to forgot what I've read everytime I restart firefox. Is this normal behaviour, or is it just me?

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[79] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 22nd January 2005 at 18:03 -0500

to RobM

1) Yes you're right, but I'm completely redesigning this group feature to have a real group concept (and more than one group). Stay tuned.

2) The problem with this version (and prior) is that when you change something, everything restart from scratch. The next version with the new technical design fixes this.

3) Ok, I put it in my todo list.

Thanks for your comments

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[80] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 22nd January 2005 at 18:10 -0500

to RobM

I have tried your 2 feed url and both are ok here. The first one was a bit slow to respond, so I get a timeout the first I've tried. But I've tried once again and the server was faster to respond. ... Do you have the lastest 0.8.2 version ? maybe try to reinstall this latest version.

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[81] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 22nd January 2005 at 18:12 -0500

to AdamC

Yes, the easiest way is to go the the main option dialog, first tab, and toggle the "inforss activity" option.

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[82] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 22nd January 2005 at 18:17 -0500

to Spurious

1) ok, in my todo list,

2) ok, in my todo list,

3) I don't really understand how you want to display the headlines ? if it's not feed by feed, what do you want ? random ? sort on publish date ? other ?

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[83] Submitted by: RobM on Saturday 22nd January 2005 at 21:17 -0500

I tried deleteing and re-adding them, and this time they seemed to work. Very odd. Ahh well :)

I've finally got it setup exactly the way I want, and I'm realliy excited to have all the news I care about being brought to me! Thanks for putting so much effort into this extension!

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[84] Submitted by: AdamC on Sunday 23rd January 2005 at 01:26 -0500

I tried toggling the inforss activity option, and it doesn't turn off my scrolling news. It just blanks for a second or two, then starts scrolling again with all the news marked as "new". It seemed that would be what that button was for, but for some reason, it isn't working.

Any other suggestions?

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[85] Submitted by: Spurious on Sunday 23rd January 2005 at 16:35 -0500

RE: Weaving the headlines.

An option which would set the headlines so that the first headline from each was displayed first, then the second from each, then the third from each, etc. This would allow you to always see something from each feed, rather than all of one topic, then all of another, etc.

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[86] Submitted by: Tester on Tuesday 25th January 2005 at 15:58 -0500

Didier,

When do you expect to have your next version ?

Thanks.

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[87] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 25th January 2005 at 16:22 -0500

To Tester

I'm working hard on it. I have completely rewrote the core engine in a more designed object oriented and multi-threaded way; The single rss feed is completed, and I'm working on the group concept, and I will finish with the filter concept. I hope I can get a first beta with the group tomorrow.

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[88] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 26th January 2005 at 23:20 -0500

To tester (and other)

a beta1 version of the next release is available at
http : // www . ernotte . com / inforss_0_8_3_b1.xpi
Make a backup of your inforss.xml file before testing it.
The filter and feed-html feature are not completely coded.

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[89] Submitted by: Test on Friday 28th January 2005 at 12:08 -0500

Didier,

Just a heads up, the beta version appears to be a little buggy,
atleast for me anyhow.

When I think I have a bug figured out something else appears
to go wrong.

On "RSS/Atom" tab, how do the "filter" tab options work (i.e. pull down box
items, plus & minus botton, etc.) ?

Some feeds work for a few minutes but then appear to go away after a few minutes.

I've also tried a fresh intsall by deleting the inforss.xml file and it still appears buggy.

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[90] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 28th January 2005 at 14:55 -0500

To Test
The extension is getting more and more complexe and I need some feedback from testers before releasing an official version.
The next version is a major release from a technical point of view, and a minor relase for a functional point of view.
As I mention in my last message, don't focus on the filter and html tab, it is not yet implemented, just focus on the feed and the group.
If you find that some feed are not running ok, could you provide me the url in order to debug them. Does this means that the others feed are ok ?

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[91] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 2nd February 2005 at 12:26 -0500

For those who wants to test the next release, the beta 2 is out. It includes the filter feature (only on feed now, not yet on group). the url is
http : // www . ernotte . com / inforss_0_8_3_b2.xpi
Thanks for your feedbacks

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[92] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 4th February 2005 at 14:25 -0500

For those who wants to test the next release, the beta 3 is out. It includes the new option dialog. The url is
http : // www . ernotte . com / inforss_0_8_3_b3.xpi
Thanks for your feedbacks

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[93] Submitted by: RobM on Saturday 5th February 2005 at 05:55 -0500

Just got beta 3 so far a couple of things occur to me:

Firstly, I'm really pleased with how responsive the headlines are when you click on them (dissapearing immediately), though I'm greedy and would still like to be able to, say, ctrl-click to remove headlines without opening (perhaps because I read the article elsewhere).

1) Groups seem to work much better and are much easier to understand, execpt I was confused because I thought I could check a load of feeds, and hit 'New Group' - I assumed the checked feeds would be added to the new group, instead of having to make a new group first and then populate it. It's a minor thing though.

2) The RSS/Atom option "# of news" does not do quite what I'd expect - though I expect you plan to cover this with filters: I expected that "# of news" would only read the first # of headlines, and not even consider the rest. Hence if I've read all # of the first headlines then I won't see anymore. An example:

I like to keep the infroRSS feed in my main group so I know when there's an update, but the problem is that I need to open every headline in the feed before it stops cluttering my status bar (again this could be partly solved by having a modified click to remove entries without opening them), ideally I'd just set it to only consider the first # headlines it encounters in the feed; and once I've opened/dismissed them I'd see no more infoRSS headlines.

And on a similiar note:
3) Whenever I restart or open a new instance of firefox infoRSS seems to have forgotten what headlines I've opened/dismissed, as well as which feed I was last reading (if I've changed it since the last time I closed firefox)

Thanks again for all the effort you put in, I'm really looking forward to the next release, and the filter options look promising!

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[94] Submitted by: RobM on Saturday 5th February 2005 at 05:59 -0500

Hold on, I just realised I didn't have "Hide old headlines" turned on in the options... :oops:

So, please don't worry about anything that may have affected above, I'll repost in a while once I've played some more, with "Hide old Headlines" turned on this time!

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[95] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 5th February 2005 at 14:14 -0500

to RobM

I have implemented a "close" icon just after the headline in the news bar. When you click on that icon the news is removed from the bar without viewing it. I haven't try it on Windows. Can you see it ?
The # of news means the number of displayed headline for a feed. If you set it to 3 and you already have seen the headline #1, and 3 you will see headline # 2, 4 and 5. Maybe I should add a filter on the headline number, and also you can manage this with the filter on the published or received date.
Right now, all these information (read headline, ...) are kept only in memory and are not saved on the hard drive, but I will implement that one day....
Tha "hide old headline" is linked with the "highlight delay". When the headline is too old (see the delay option), it is skipped. But maybe I should remove this option since we can do this with the filter.

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[96] Submitted by: RobM on Saturday 5th February 2005 at 16:46 -0500

I didn't notice any close button (Using 0.8.3_b3) under WindowsXP (Pro SP2). I've upped a screen shot in the hope it will be useful to you:

www .robmeerman .co .uk /downloads /infoRSS_screencap.gif

Thanks for explaining the 'Hide old headlines' option, makes a lot more sense now ;)

Apart from this 'close headline' button and getting it to remember what I've read, I'm perfectly happy with this lovely, useful, extension! Thanks (again)!

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[97] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 5th February 2005 at 17:16 -0500

The icon is taken from firefox's icon library. It is located at "chrome : // global / skin / closetab.png"; If you type that url in firefox, you should see the icon in the browser's content area. If not, it means that the icon is Mac specific, and I will include it in the extension package in the next beta version. Here is a screenshot of my laptop:
http: // www . ernotte . com / screenshot.pdf

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[98] Submitted by: Bradley Wold on Saturday 5th February 2005 at 21:33 -0500

I have not figured out RSS yet. How do I change my news from BBC news feed to something like USA Today, or MSNBC?

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[99] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 5th February 2005 at 23:31 -0500

There are different ways to do that
- drag and drop the url or an hyperlink of the url (icon, text, ...) onto the inforss icon at the bottom of the screen (looks like an earth)
- copy in the clipboard (ctrl-C or cmd-C) the url, then, click on the inforss icon and choose the option to add the feed,
- go to the mail web page of the site, and if a feed is detected by firefox (square orange icon in the status bar), click on the inforss icon and choose the option to add the feed.
- (in the 0.8.3 release), open the option dialog, click on the third tab, and click on "add new rss feed" and type the url.

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[100] Submitted by: RobM on Sunday 6th February 2005 at 05:44 -0500

That chrome url doesn't seem to work on my setup (Windows, default Firefox skin). I did some poking around, and I did find a few chrome urls with pics that work:

chrome : // global / skin / icons / Close.gif
chrome : // global / skin / icons / close-button.gif
and
chrome : // global / skin / icons / close.png

The latter (.png) is the one used for closing tabs (but it's quite bright red, so that might be a bit distracting on infoRSS), and the other two are very simple black-white "X" icons.

I've uploaded those three files to http : // www . robmeerman . co . uk / downloads / so you can have a better look.

I didn't find the icon in your screenshot, so I guess that is Mac-specific.

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[101] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 6th February 2005 at 09:40 -0500

Ok, I find the mac closetab icon prettier than pc's... I will include it in the extension package so it could be available on every plateform.
I have to fix a dupe in global javascript variable between my extension and the "better search" extension and I'll publish the next beta later today.

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[102] Submitted by: Christof on Sunday 6th February 2005 at 14:04 -0500

Will there be version for Mozilla Suite?

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[103] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 6th February 2005 at 19:19 -0500

Yes, I can take some time to look at a Mozilla version.

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[104] Submitted by: Test on Tuesday 8th February 2005 at 15:35 -0500

When I right click on scrolling news the web page gets shifted to the right and the scrolling news "bar" shifts to the left ( and stops).

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[105] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 8th February 2005 at 16:46 -0500

To Test

Which version of the extension are you testing ?
Have you other installed extensions ?
Can you reproduce this bug without other extension ?
right click on the scrolling news toggles between the scrolling and static news. The scrolling headlines area size is fixed by the user, the static headline area size is fixed by the number os headlines to display; If you have a lot of headline to display in the static way, the bar will try to use as mush space as he can (so it will shift to the left).
The content of the browser area should remain the same.

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[106] Submitted by: Tester on Tuesday 8th February 2005 at 22:38 -0500

I'm testing inforss_0_8_3_b5.xpi.

I have the following ext.:
tabbrowser pref. 1.2.2
cutemenus 0.4
forecastfox 0.5.9
ieview 0.84
resize search box 0.0.4
all-in-one gestures 0.13.4
auto copy 0.4.4
dictionary search 0.8
focus last selected tab
bandwith tester 0.4.1
. . I'd hate to uninstall(and reinstall) each one just to test . ..

Didier stated:
"If you have a lot of headline to display in the static way, the bar will try to use as mush space as he can (so it will shift to the left). "

. . . yes, I do display a lot of headlines at once, but that's why your extension is very good . . . should this be fixed or what is a solution so that when I right click it doesn't shift the contents of the browser ?

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[107] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 9th February 2005 at 10:04 -0500

I'm not able to reproduce your bug here. It should be a conflict extension somewhere. I have rename the id of the headline bar to be sure that I'm not change the size of another object of another extension but I can't test it because I have no bug here...
If you want to test it and give me feedback a beta1 version of the next release is available at
http : // www . ernotte . com / inforss_0_8_4_b1.xpi

Right-click on the headline is just a short-cut for "open option dialog" + set to on/off the scrolling mode switch. Do you have the problem with the other way too ?

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[108] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 9th February 2005 at 12:08 -0500

Darn good job with 8_3!
It works and looks excellent. Keep up the great work!
The updated filter option with the new grouping and the full use of the scroll area for the newsfeed are wonderful. My only recommendation would be to clean-up the options window tabs and formating. I still get graphics overlapping issues in the Options window (feed\group) which are easily ignored. But all that can be done when you are closer to being done. Great work!
Your dedication and hard work definitely shine through!

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[109] Submitted by: User on Thursday 10th February 2005 at 14:48 -0500

version: inforss_0_8_4_b1

I get the following error message with the listed feeds (could someone try these ?):

Alert:
"annonymous : TypeError: obj[0].firstChild has no properties"

http : // www . 10news . com / rss / index . html
http : // www . nbcsandiego . com / rss / index . html

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[110] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 10th February 2005 at 15:13 -0500

Sorry for that regression. It used to work but I have added recently two lines to test another bug and I have forgot to remove them. Fix now.
http : // www . ernotte . com / inforss_0_8_5_b1.xpi (en-US ONLY!!)

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[111] Submitted by: curious on Sunday 13th February 2005 at 18:33 -0500

Here's something to think about:

If have multiple feeds and continue to add them and this can lead to a very long list.

Is there way to show or hide feeds in the list that is viewed when I click the infoRSS icon ? Otherwords, if I have a feed as part of a group I want to be able to hide it or not show it in the list of RSS feeds.

After-all I already have it assigned to "group" to which I can view.

I would find this additional feature (or something similar to it) very usefull as I continue to add more feeds.

Thanks.

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[112] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 14th February 2005 at 06:50 -0500

Great idea. It will be added in the 0.8.5 release.

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[113] Submitted by: Jawahar Swaminathan on Tuesday 15th February 2005 at 16:59 -0500

Great work with the RSS..

I'm trying to read a OPML file downloaded from

I save this locally and try to import the OPML file using Import (append). The button blanks out and nothing appears to happen.

I'm using version 0.8.4 on FF1.0 (running on Mandrake 10.1). Any help much appreciated.

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[114] Submitted by: Jawahar Swaminathan on Tuesday 15th February 2005 at 17:09 -0500

Oops.. Did not realise the URL is removed in the post

Here goes again

http : // info . indiatimes . com / rss / combined.opml

this OPML does not work when saved locally edited to remove some strange character before the xml tag.

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[115] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 15th February 2005 at 22:20 -0500

I take a look at your opml file. It seems that it is encoded in utf-8 with BOM (2 bytes at the begining of the file). You have to save it in UTF-8 without BOM encoding, but there is a little bug which is fixed now...
Thanks

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[116] Submitted by: Chris Matson on Wednesday 16th February 2005 at 01:13 -0500

Great plug-in Didier, just one problem. I clicked on a preference (from the globe) and it's disappeared!! Can't get it to come back! Tried re-installing... Damn. Not sure which option I clicked on now... any ideas where it went and how to get it back?

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[117] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 16th February 2005 at 09:42 -0500

Hi Chris
You said that you have click on the preference from the globe. Do you mean that that you have right-click on the globe to open the Option Dialog ? is that correct ? You said that it has disappeared ? Does that means that it poped and then it has disappeared a few second or minute later ? You said that you can't make it display now . Did you try to open the tool menu, click on extension, click on inforss and click on "option" button ?
You can also edit manually the inforss.xml file on your hard drive and change debug="false" to debug="true" and restart firefox. You should see more error popup if you have problem.

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[118] Submitted by: Andres Perez on Thursday 17th February 2005 at 11:07 -0500

Using 0.8.5b2. Love this extension!

Two suggestions:
1) was wondering if you're working on a feature to cycle through groups. maybe i missed the option, but it would be nice if after a few minutes or something, it would start scrolling the next available group in the list.

2) Especially for the html feeds, how bout converting html symbols (like & amp ;) in the headlines to ascii?

Thanks Didier!!

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[119] Submitted by: Lenn on Thursday 17th February 2005 at 13:14 -0500

Using 0.8.5b2 also. Great extension!

1) I agree also with the group cycling idea, would be nice ;)

2) When I'm in the "Group creation" tab, for a specific group, I only see the 7 first feeds to check... my other feeds are invisible :(

Thanks Didier too ;)

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[120] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 17th February 2005 at 15:13 -0500

To Andres
Great idea for the cycling group or feed. I will work on that sooner.
I have also notice that there are some html code in the headline; I'm also working on that.
Thanks

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[121] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 17th February 2005 at 15:14 -0500

To Lenn
I know there are some "layout" issue with the group tab, but you should see some slider at the right side of the tab to scroll. I will check what it look on window.

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[122] Submitted by: Chris Matson on Sunday 20th February 2005 at 03:11 -0500

[117]...it had disappeared. Now it's back...
After a couple of days away, with a fresh pair of eyes, I figured it out. In the inforss.xml file, in the first XML tag is a thing that says,

separateLine="false"

I had changed mine to true. It didn't work with true, but with false it shows up as it did before. I'm so happy now.

Keep up the good work, and best wishes...

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[123] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 20th February 2005 at 17:52 -0500

If your "play" manually with the separateLine
option, "false" means that the headline bar is displayed in the status bar, otherwise, the "true" value means that it should be display at the top or botton location of the browser area depending on the "position" option. The two value for this option is "top" or "bottom".

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[124] Submitted by: wierts on Monday 21st February 2005 at 11:26 -0500

Hi,

I love ur extention, it used to work ,than my hd crashed and i had 2 re install, now i get an error massage: "repository has no proporties" what can i do about it?
tnx

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[125] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 22nd February 2005 at 07:01 -0500

Wierts,
Did you re install on a fresh new hard drive or did you recover did data ? Your repository seems to be corrupted; Try to locate your inforss.xml file and rename it whatever you want (your can sent it to me if you want, I can take a look and try to recover it); Then it you restart firefox everything should be ok

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[126] Submitted by: Lenn on Tuesday 22nd February 2005 at 08:58 -0500

Hi,

Extension still very interesting,
but after installing the beta6 (following the link for "version5"), I've a error each time I start Firefox :
"There is an error when reading the repository"

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[127] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 22nd February 2005 at 09:21 -0500

Lenn,
I don't know what's wrong with your inforss.xml file; Try to locate it on your hard drive and send it to me. I will take a look.

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[128] Submitted by: Palle on Thursday 24th February 2005 at 09:27 -0500

Hi
This is a very nice tool, helpful and discrete.

I have just one problem, how do I switch to my local language? (It's danish)

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[129] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 24th February 2005 at 09:33 -0500

Hi Palle,

If i refer to your previous post just above I can see
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0:

So, I guess you are using the en-US locale version of firefox. All localized extension are based on the locale from the browser. If you want your extension in Danish, download and install the danish localized version of firefox, and you will see your inforss localized version :-)

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[130] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 24th February 2005 at 13:03 -0500

I notice when upgrading to your latest release that I must manually install the inforss xpi file, since the "automatic" Firefox way will just pretend and not really update your app. This only happens with your app when doing the software update "check now".

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[131] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 24th February 2005 at 13:22 -0500

With the latest upgrade to 85 I tried to use the filter policy and only the default "Use only active filters from associated feeds" works under the tab "Feed/Group". The other options freeze/stop your app after getting an initial Firefox script error msgbox which mentions that the script will slow down your computer OK\Cancel.

Changing back to default resolves any problems.

(The previous redrawing image issue on this tab was fixed beautifully.)

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[132] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 24th February 2005 at 13:42 -0500

HTML parser looks great! I did notice that if a tag is separated on 2 lines
Source excerpt:

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[133] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 24th February 2005 at 13:42 -0500

HTML parser looks great! I did notice that if a tag is separated on 2 lines
Source excerpt:
a
href ...

Regular Expression excerpt:
ahref ...

Since this is the first build with this I know it still needs work and explanation of use. The source should be uneditable and readonly, just so it doesn't confuse folks.

What are the parameters to pass through? \1,\2...?

Example link: http: // gotwoot.net / torrents.php

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[134] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 24th February 2005 at 18:27 -0500

Hi SavageS,
I have realized this morning that the version number in my install.rdf was wrong in the last official version 0.8.5. Maybe this cause the problem. It's fixed since this morning.
For the filter, all the test I have run here work fine. Once again I need your help to debug this one. Could you send me your inforss.xml and tell me what group cause the problem.
For the HTML feed, the source must be selectable because when you select a portion of it and click on the "build" button, a first draft a the reg exp is build for you, but all the blank, carriage return, etc are removed, this is why if you want to match a "a href" you have to manually change "ahref" to "a href". There are some explanations on how to use it in the faq and the screenshot pages. The params are $1, $2, ... I have created a feed with your gotwoot site. I will send the inforss.xml file for it to let you take a look.

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[135] Submitted by: Steve on Thursday 24th February 2005 at 23:38 -0500

I can't seem to get 8.6b to install. I recently had 8.4 and tried to upgrade to 8.5 but that didn't work either. It seems that Firefox will open a new tab but do nothing more. Basically:

-when I had 8.4, I tried to upgrade to 8.5 yesterday, but when I restarted the browser, no change (the extension remained 8.4)

-today, when I tried to upgrade from 8.4 to 8.6b, a new tab opened and nothing else. Not sure how to manually install this extension.

Is this a common problem or am I doing something wrong? I'm just clicking on the link on the "Installation" page but nothing's happening.

ASteve

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[136] Submitted by: TimC on Friday 25th February 2005 at 03:07 -0500

Really want to get this Extension to work but experiencing some problems. Tried .84 (the version listed at the Mozilla Extension Page) and .85 from here. When I first setup (either version) and restarted FireFox I keep getting "Alet: Debug: TypeError: repository has no properties". Either right-clicking the infoRSS globe or the FireFox Extension:Option window. After I click OK it will display the InfoRSS Options window (although both versions display 0.8.4 in the options window). This error keeps occurring every time I try to access the infoRSS options. The only way, I found, to get rid of this problem is to Reset Repository. After that everything seems to work, until I either restart FireFox or delete any pre-existing feeds and it starts over again with the error. Deleting the inforss.xml does not seem to help either.

My Specs:
XP Pro - SP2
FireFox - 1.0 w/ Noia Theme

Other Extensions:
DOM Inspector 1.0
easyGestures 2.14
Ieview .84
Sage 1.3.1
LiveBookmarkThis .2
Paste and Go .4.1
Stumbleupone 1.9991
QuickTabPrefTooggle .0.4
ScrapBook .13.7
Download Statusbar .9.2
MediaPlayerConnectivity .2.0

And of course infoRSS .8.5

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[137] Submitted by: Wierts on Friday 25th February 2005 at 08:51 -0500

@timC

It is nice to hear i am not the only one with this problem. i tried to delete my inforss.xml file and install a fresh version of inforss but it did not work.

now i will uninstall all my extensions and start with inforss and see if there could be a conflict.

@didier i tried ur solution it did not wrok ik try the above else i will send u my inforss.xml

tnx

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[138] Submitted by: wierts on Friday 25th February 2005 at 09:12 -0500

i reinstalled all my extenstions starting with inforss and deleting inforss.xml before reinstalling and every thing works fine

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[139] Submitted by: Luis Zarza on Friday 25th February 2005 at 10:44 -0500

In Windows I can't add a "New html feed". The button text is grey, although I can press it. I press it, I type URL and name, and then it appears an Alert dialog with the number 2476. Is the parser for Windows disabled?

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[140] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 25th February 2005 at 10:52 -0500

Luis,

What version are you running ? If it's not the 0.8.5 version or 0.8.6b3, update to one of these; The "new html feed" button was displayed but disabled in prior version (I don't remerber which version); It works fine now.

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[141] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 25th February 2005 at 10:58 -0500

To Steve and other
When you delete manually your inforss.xml file, delete it when firefox is not started otherwise, firefox will recreate the "old" file again and again since the inforss.xml file is read only once during the start process, but often saved from its memory copy.

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[142] Submitted by: Luis Zarza on Friday 25th February 2005 at 11:00 -0500

Yeah... Now I realized. I was 0.8.4. I'm two times amazed of how quickly it's being updated, and how quickly you answered my comment. Now I have to figure out how to avoid a problem with the instalation of new version (something about an error when reading the repository). I think this problem has commented in earlier messages. I´ll look for it.

I previously programmed in PHP an script for parsing HTML pages, but I need to make an special script for each page. Your solution, as seen on screenshots, seems absolutelly great. Congratulations.

Thanks!

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[143] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 25th February 2005 at 11:01 -0500

I don't know what append with the update process. If you want to install the extension and firefox propose you to save the file instead, just save the file on your hard drive, then go to the firefox menu, "file" > "open file" and select the extension file. The rest will be the same as a network extension.

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[144] Submitted by: Steve on Friday 25th February 2005 at 11:22 -0500

Okay, I run this project at work and at home. At home, I still can't get it to work (either 8.5 or 8.6b to install.) However, at work, I exported the ompl file from 8.2. Then, after successfully upgrading to 8.5 I tried to import my old infoRSS ompl file. It didn't work, it says "The file is not in an ompl format". Then, I dl'ed the 8.6b version and installed that baby. It installed, but still cannot import the ompl file.

I tried re-installing 8.2 and importing the ompl format but that didn't work either. My current extension is version 8.6b.

At work, I have:
Tabbroswer Preferences 1.2.2
StockTicker 0.5.2
SessionSave .2 d1 * nightly 25
jsLib Lite 0.1.252
infoRSS 0.8.6b3

At home I have a whackload. But I'll try again at home later and report back.

Steve

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[145] Submitted by: Luis Zarza on Friday 25th February 2005 at 11:24 -0500

Yeah... it worked:
I uninstalled InfoRSS, exit Firefox, deleted folder {f65bf62a-5ffc-4317-9612-38907a779583} and deleted inforss.xml. Then restarted Firefox, reinstalled InfoRSS0.8.5, and now I can use the HTML parser. What is strange is that the configution window for InfoRSS keeps saying it's InfoRSS 0.8.4. Now I'll test the parser. Thanks a lot!
Luis

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[146] Submitted by: SavageS on Friday 25th February 2005 at 11:36 -0500

Yes, the configuration window for InfoRSS does say it's InfoRSS 0.8.4 -it's not just you Luis. Great updates Didier on the faq and the screenshots!

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[147] Submitted by: SavageS on Friday 25th February 2005 at 11:40 -0500

I still get a It's for "It's" on one of my feeds. I see it scrolling across right.....now.

http: // www. kaizoku-fansubs. com/ backend.php

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[148] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 25th February 2005 at 11:56 -0500

Steve,
Could you send me your OPML file in order to trace what's wrong with your import process ?

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[149] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 25th February 2005 at 12:04 -0500

SavageS,

I take a look at the source of the feed you've just mention. The problem is that I see

It & amp ; #039 ; s coming...

There is two susbtitution in the statement.
In this case, when I read the title, the javascript XML parser will replace the & amp ; by the "&" character, and will not parse the same statement a second time to see if it can susbstitue another XML entity ( & #039 ;).
The problem comes from the RSS generator of this site.

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[150] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 25th February 2005 at 16:36 -0500

Ok, this last problem is fixed.

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[151] Submitted by: Tester on Friday 25th February 2005 at 17:59 -0500

with inforss_0_8_6_b3.xpi . . .

I've just noticed that when I click on an article title in the submenu it opens up two tabs with the same news article.

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[152] Submitted by: justin on Friday 25th February 2005 at 21:18 -0500

Excellent extension. I have a suggestion though, i want to be able to view multiple feeds at the same time. For example, if i have say a slashdot rss feed and a mozdev rss feed, instead of displaying one feed at a time, i'd like to see item 1 from slashdot, then item 1 from mozdev, then item 2 from slahdot, then item 2 from mozdev in an alternating fashion, with as many feeds as are configured. This way it's not the same feed scrolling for 1 minute then the next, then the next, it'll be more dynamic less boring

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[153] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 26th February 2005 at 01:02 -0500

Justin,

It's already in the pipe...

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[154] Submitted by: zop on Saturday 26th February 2005 at 05:54 -0500

I couldn't find a "open the news link in the current tab" option. Can you add that Didier? I don't enjoy closing thousand tabs after i'm finished reading all the news.

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[155] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 26th February 2005 at 19:26 -0500

Zop,
Sure, check next release...

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[156] Submitted by: Steve on Saturday 26th February 2005 at 23:02 -0500

Dider, 8.6b.4 works fine, but I uninstalled EVERYTHING (including Firefox) and then reinstalled it all again. I realized as I was uninstalling (and looking for the "inforss.xml" file) that Firefox installs into two different places on my hdd: one on the drive I select then again on my OS drive. I uninstalled and deleted everything and started from scratch.

The ONLY thing I couldn't do was import the old inforss.ompl file from 8.2 I had on my drive. Don't matter, I redid my feeds anyway.

Thanks for your help (Y)

ASteve

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[157] Submitted by: Steve on Sunday 27th February 2005 at 12:50 -0500

One thing I've noticed is that every time I click on a title in the submenu, the articles opens in two tabs and sometimes shuts down others that I already have open. Odd.

ASteve

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[158] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 28th February 2005 at 09:23 -0500

Double tab issue is fixed.

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[159] Submitted by: Joerg on Monday 28th February 2005 at 12:02 -0500

Nice extension! One problem here: When pressing "new group", "New html feed" or "New rss feed", nothing happens. Complete uninstall (with deleting program- and settings-folder) does not help. Using FF 1.0.1 at Win XP.

Joerg

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[160] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 28th February 2005 at 13:48 -0500

Didier, how tricky would it be to have the option for the "tooltip on headline" to display some of or all of the news article\body that is in the RSS feed? It would be easier, if you are already pulling back all the information in the RSS feed. Most of my tooltips are just the headline already which doesn't make the tooltip all that informative for me.

Just an idea, I'm not trying to cause a headache :)
Thanks

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[161] Submitted by: Suggester on Monday 28th February 2005 at 18:26 -0500

Diedier,

Don't take this the wrong way, but take a look at the layout for Forecastfox 0.7.0 (FF weather extension) options dialogue box, it may give you some good ideas about the layout for infoRSS.

infoRSS is coming along very nice.

Thanks

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[162] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 28th February 2005 at 19:18 -0500

Joerg,

Some user seems to experimente this problem. I'm investigating.

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[163] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 28th February 2005 at 23:08 -0500

SavageS,
on the option dialog your have 2 options for "tooltip on headline", one with the full headline, and one with the article in the feed (not the full article, but what the webmaster wants to fill in the feed). Do you want to have more that what we have in the rss file (ie. read the full article ?)

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[164] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 1st March 2005 at 00:13 -0500

Joerg,
I have look at the code located in the popup you gave me. It looks like a localized file is not found (inforss.properties). That could occurs when there is a problem during the installation. What I suggest you is to deinstall the extension, delete the {f65bf62a-5ffc-4317-9612-38907a779583} directory, and reinstall the extension. Maybe give a try to the 0.8.6 beta 6 (quite stable).

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[165] Submitted by: Joerg on Tuesday 1st March 2005 at 10:04 -0500

Hi Didier,
unfortunately it still does not work. Even complete uninstallation of FF, deleting both ff- and mozilla-folder does not help.
Maybe it's of interest that I'm using a german version of Windows...

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[166] Submitted by: Joerg on Tuesday 1st March 2005 at 10:15 -0500

Tested with FF 1.0: Does not work.
Tested with pre-1.0-build ("optimized" build by djeter): It works!
Later djeter-builds do not work.
Maybe there is a major change in FF since 1.0?

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[167] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 1st March 2005 at 10:40 -0500

Thanks.

If there was an option to possibly pause when the mouse is over when viewing the article, and it would be neat to show more of the article in a wrapping popup window.

Suggester has a good point about the layout, but you may want to worry about that more when the app is closer to completion. Although with all the neat new ideas and with your dedication to this great app, it is hard to see an end to it. :)

It works well with the latest build of Firefox too!

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[168] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 1st March 2005 at 12:45 -0500

It seems to have some issue with some firefox 1.0.1 release (not all of them, I have FF 1.0.1 on a laptop that works fine, and another on a desktop computer that doesn't). The API of the prompt (nsIPromptService) may have changed... I have found a workaround and a new release will be ready soon.

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[169] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 1st March 2005 at 21:09 -0500

The new 0.8.6 beta 7 version should fix the "new group", "new rss", ... issue

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[170] Submitted by: Tester on Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 04:58 -0500

I would like to be able to add a feed to a group by simply right clicking the infoRSS World icon and dragging the feed to the named group, just like the "Drag menu item to me to delete", but instead of deleting drag to a named group and adding it.

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[171] Submitted by: Joerg on Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 10:12 -0500

Great work Didier, it works like a charm :-D
Thanks VERY much :)

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[172] Submitted by: Joerg on Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 11:12 -0500

Ah, I have one suggestion: Is it possible to implement a function which marks *all* headline as read? This could be useful because if you have many feeds grouped together and didn't have the time to visit all headlines. The "close-button" right to each headline is nice, but a "close all-button" somewhere (maybe in the menu) would be nice, too :))

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[173] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 11:39 -0500

Tester,
Nice idea. I put that in my to do list for the 0.8.7 version. Now I'm focussed on releasing the 0.8.6 .

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[174] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 11:40 -0500

Joerg,
Why not ? I will put that in the 0.8.7 to do list.

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[175] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 11:42 -0500

SavageS,
I will put your idea in my to do list for the 0.8.7 release.
Thanks

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[176] Submitted by: RobM on Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 11:51 -0500

Ahh, thanks for addressing so many of my comments / suggestions. The new version is really nice! :)

Actually, one of the feeds I subscribe to that annoys me the most is infoRSS! I have it set to show just 1 item (the newest unread one), but of course once I read it, it shows the article posted before it (which I've not read either), closing each headline takes quite a long time!

How about a "Consider X newest headlines" option to add a cutoff? So for update bulletin feeds like infoRSS's I can just say "Consider single newest headline", and if I've read it I don't see any headlines for infoRSS. :)

I was going to post about the "'" issues as well (actually noticed it in the same feed too!), but I see you've fixed it!

Great stuff!

RobM

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[177] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 12:17 -0500

RobM,

Did you try the "headline #" filter on the filter tab. I think this is exactly what you need !

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[178] Submitted by: Joerg on Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 12:38 -0500

Thanks Didier (@c174), you're doing great work with that extension!

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[179] Submitted by: RobM on Friday 4th March 2005 at 06:51 -0500

> Did you try the "headline #" filter on the filter tab. I think this is exactly what you need !

Wow! Didn't realise you'd implemented this already! :-D

I think you're right, this is exactly what I need, thanks!

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[180] Submitted by: brother on Friday 4th March 2005 at 20:30 -0500

Just updated inforss to 0.8.6 on Firefox 1.0.1 en-US and when I restart I get this back and can't figure out what to do.
-------------
There is an error when readin the repository

[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x8000ffff (NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED)
[nsIUTF8ConverterService.convertStringToUTF8]" nsresult: "0x8000ffff
(NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://inforss/content/inforssIO.js :: getRepositoryAsDom :: line 170 data: no]

*2

Debug: typeError: repository has no proporties

-------------


If I try to add a new feed I get even more errors.

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[181] Submitted by: tycho on Friday 4th March 2005 at 20:48 -0500

First, cool work! Thanks!

But a small problem with Fx 1.0.1 an inforss 0.8.6 - the New HTML Feed doesn't work. After pressing the button it prompts for the url and the name and after that nothing happens... after a while a short message pops up (in debug mode) saying something like TypeError: the container has no properties

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[182] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 4th March 2005 at 23:44 -0500

brother,
Before this version the repository was not saved in UTF-8 mode and that cause some problem. Now this problem is fixed but if your repository is corrupted (not saved in real UTF-8 mode), this may cause some problem when reading it. If you don't have too much feed in it, you can delete it (delete the inforss.xml file). Don't forget to quit firefox before deleting it.
You can also edit it manually and remove all garbage, or you can send it to me and I will clean it up for you.

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[183] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 4th March 2005 at 23:47 -0500

tycho,

Something when wrong with the publishing process. I have republished the correct 0.8.6 version and that should fixed your problem. Download or re-download the 0.8.6 or take it from the alternative link (because of the mirrot site).

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[184] Submitted by: Tester on Saturday 5th March 2005 at 00:32 -0500

Didier,
latest version; inforss_0_8_6.xpi

I keep getting this error, just when I think it's one specific feed . . . it continues to popup.

--------------------------------------------------
Object::updateDisplay : TypeError: container has no properties
--------------------------------------------------

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[185] Submitted by: tycho on Saturday 5th March 2005 at 06:33 -0500

Hi Didier,

it works! :-) Thanks for your quick response! Really, really nice! I love this extension - keep up your superb work!

Greetz!

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[186] Submitted by: didier on Saturday 5th March 2005 at 08:15 -0500

Tester,

Send my your inforss.xml and I will take a look to fix this bug. Thanks

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[187] Submitted by: Joerg on Saturday 5th March 2005 at 13:43 -0500

Hi Didier,

another suggestion: Is it possible to integrate Inforss as a normal toolbar (like the webdeveloper-Toolbar)?
2 advantages of this:
- Inforss-toolbar could be switched on/off via FF-menu (View -> Toolbars -> ...)
- In small popup-windows, where other toolbars are automatically being hidden, inforss would be hidden, too. Example is on when you click on "chat": Toolbars are all hidden, but inforss is still there. Can be sometimes disturbing.

regards and thanks, Joerg

PS: Sorry for my "strange" english ;)

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[188] Submitted by: Joerg on Saturday 5th March 2005 at 13:44 -0500

Uh, problem with links here. Link is shortnews(dot)com, and then "chat". But it occurs on other websites with popup-windows, too.

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[189] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 7th March 2005 at 10:03 -0500

Joerg,
Ok, I will consider all these good ideas in the next release.

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[190] Submitted by: Joerg on Monday 7th March 2005 at 10:18 -0500

That is good news :-)

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[191] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 7th March 2005 at 17:27 -0500

Please also give us the ability to setup\change the icon if we want to. Not just editing the inforss.xml though. :) It could just be a reference\link to a valid .ico on the feeds' main site. I'm getting all the default ones mixed up. Thanks

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[192] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 7th March 2005 at 22:54 -0500

SavageS,

Could you give me some example of feed where the extension cannot get the proper icon path ?

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[193] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 8th March 2005 at 10:47 -0500

http: // www. nature. com/ news/ rss.rdf
http: // www. slyck. com/ slyckrss.xml
http: // www. techdirt. com/ techdirt_rss.xml
http: // www. extensionsmirror. nl/ ssi.php?a=out&f=2&show=10&type=rss&temp=fxext
http: // radio. weblogs. com/ 0001011/ rss.xml
http: // videogames. weblogsinc. com/ entries.xml
http: // news. zdnet. com/ 2509-1_22-0-5.xml
http: // rssnewsapps. ziffdavis. com/ tech.xml
http: // www. 10news. com/ news/ topstory.rss

Here are a few that come across as blank or default icon.

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[194] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 8th March 2005 at 12:23 -0500

http: //my. abcnews. go. com/ rsspublic/ fp_rss20.xml

I'd still like to alpha sort the feed list in the feed\group tab.

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[195] Submitted by: Tester on Tuesday 8th March 2005 at 13:03 -0500

Do all sites that provide an RSS feed have an icon ?

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[196] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 8th March 2005 at 13:17 -0500

SavageS,

sort in the feed/group : already done (on my laptop :-), available in the next release.
The strategy to get an icon is
1) try to extract the name of the main site from the feed's url, add /favicon.ico and try to read the icon,
2) if fails, try to read the feed and look for an tag in the header,
3) if fails, try to open the main index.html of the main site, read the file and try to locate a tag with the url of the icon of the site,
4) if fails, => default icon.
In the next release, the url of the icon will be editable.

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[197] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 8th March 2005 at 15:47 -0500

Didier- Cool, Thanks! It will be great to be able to edit in the app. More sorting will be a good thing too!

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[198] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 9th March 2005 at 16:34 -0500

Another idea came to me as one of the feeds I wanted was scrolling away- how tricky is it to reverse the scroll flow? Could it as easily scroll the other direction (left to right)? Just an idea.

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[199] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 9th March 2005 at 16:39 -0500

Never satisfied :-)
Ok, I will consider it.

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[200] Submitted by: Peter on Wednesday 9th March 2005 at 21:09 -0500

First of all: amazing extension.
It's exactly the one, I was searching for.

Just one question (hope it wasn't askes yet, i didn't read every post above):
Is there any possibility to increase the number of char/title ?
A value of 45 isn't enought for some RSS-feeds (especially in German, like spiegel . de)

That's the only point i'm not really satisfied with.

Thx for help

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[201] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 9th March 2005 at 21:24 -0500

Peter,

Maybe your can "hack" the inforss.xml file and change the value manually for your feed, before I change it in the official release.

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[202] Submitted by: Peter on Wednesday 9th March 2005 at 21:53 -0500

Set both "defaultLenghtItem" and the specific "lengthItem" for current RSS-feed to 100.
working fine. Thx for your quick help. I'll be waiting for next update. (althought I'm satisfied) :)

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[203] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 10th March 2005 at 10:37 -0500

Good question Peter, I should have thought of that one. Making it a variable length would be a great option.

They should make this extension a part of the regular Firefox download. :)

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[204] Submitted by: Peter on Thursday 10th March 2005 at 11:03 -0500

Yes, indeed, developers of Firefox really should think about it:
Implementation of some kind of a selection window for the download of Firefox, reading: "recommended Firefox extensions, select extensions to download for your Firefox", these extensions based on the top-5 (or top-10) list of popular extensions. So let's vote for infoRSS to get it into top-10, top-5 maybe ??
(there it should be IMHO)

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[205] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 10th March 2005 at 11:57 -0500

For those who wants to keep track of this page as a RSS feed, your can add the following HTML feed:

url : http: // inforss. mozdev. org/ notes. html
Title: InfoRSS Notes

Reg Exp: <a class="NOTE-date" href="([^"]*)">[^<]*</a> Submitted by: <strong>([^<]*)</strong>([^<]*)</dt>

link: http: // inforss. mozdev. org/ notes. html$1
headline: $2 $3
Direction : descending

Don't forget to remove the extra spaces in the url

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[206] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 10th March 2005 at 11:58 -0500

... and don't forget to remove the < and > xml entity by their definition ( )

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[207] Submitted by: zop on Thursday 10th March 2005 at 14:34 -0500

Hey Didier,
Can you add some sort of shortcut key, or button on status bar for cycling through news feeds? Every now and then I find myself waiting for the next feed, so I think this will be very functional. Thanks again for the phenominal job you're doing with inforss.

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[208] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 10th March 2005 at 14:44 -0500

Zop,

Sure, check next release...

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[209] Submitted by: Peter on Thursday 10th March 2005 at 19:50 -0500

Me again :)
I just wanted to mention a problem, I've just solved for myself, but could be a hint for some general problems (like the one brother [180] had).
I added a description for a RSS-feed, that included a German "Umlaut" (ä) - & auml ; - After I changed some things manually in my inforss.xml and wanted to start Firefox, my respository was set to it's default values.
So I altered the inforss.default file and included that description there. And thus I got the same error message like brother [180].
For it is quite likely, that someone enters a description of a RSS-feed, that is not UTF-8, this could be a source of serious problems.
Is it possible to post a small warning or alter all non UTF-8 characters, so that this problem could be avoided ?

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[210] Submitted by: Peter on Thursday 10th March 2005 at 20:04 -0500

zop:
to switch news feeds, just left-click the world-symbol and then left-click the news feed you want to be displayed.
But it would be really nice to have a special symbol right next to the world-symbol, that displays the next news feed (like the order in RSS/group) by clicking it.

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[211] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 10th March 2005 at 20:13 -0500

peter,

The inforss.xml is a UTF-8 encoded file. You can edit it (but most of the user don't have to), modify it and be sure that you save it in "UTF-8, no BOM" encoding mode.

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[212] Submitted by: user on Thursday 10th March 2005 at 21:14 -0500

Didier,

The scrolling news option to fade is nice, would be more so if it would diplay more than one headline at once.

Superb extension !

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[213] Submitted by: W2IRT on Thursday 10th March 2005 at 23:36 -0500

Maybe I'm missing something, but is it possible to have more than one feed display headlines at a time, filling the whole screen? I have 4 feeds set with a maximum or 5 items each. Right now there are only 5 items in the bar at any one time. I'd like it filled, and as I click read or dismiss one news item, the next one from any feed pops up. Maybe keep each item on there for a minute or two, then replace all.

Thanks!

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[214] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 11th March 2005 at 07:02 -0500

W2IRT,
Yes, create a group with the option dialog, tab "feed/group", and add all the feed you want in that group. Then select that group in the menu of inforss. That's all. If you want to see all the headlines of all feed in that group you have to activate the scolling mode, otherwise only the first 5 or 6 first one will be displayed. If you want to get rid of the viewed headline you have to set that option on the option dialog, first tab : "hide viewed headline".

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[215] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 11th March 2005 at 10:07 -0500

user,
Do you mean fade in/out more than one headline ? how many ? the extension doesn't know how headline are really displayed (depend on the size of the headline bar and the size of each headline)

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[216] Submitted by: Lee on Friday 11th March 2005 at 11:41 -0500

This could be an idiot question... :-)
Of the three links on the home page, only the 'Download latest version' seems to load as an FF extension should. The others (0.8.6 and 0.8.7b1) seem to try to download as a file where the extension isn't recognized.

From what I can see, they are all the same (.xpi, of course) and I'm stumped. How do I get the new releases to load? :-)

(Thanks for a great extension, BTW!)

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[217] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 11th March 2005 at 11:59 -0500

Lee,

Only the first link is hosted on a server that knows how to set up the mime type of an XPI file, the two other links are hosted on a server that doesn't. What why FF doesn't receive an application/x-xpinstall and consider it as a binary file. All you have to do is to download it and save it on your hard drive, and then, go to the FF menu > file > open file and pick the xpi you have just downloaded. The rest of the process is well known.

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[218] Submitted by: Lee on Friday 11th March 2005 at 12:04 -0500

Got it, and that works fine. Thanks!

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[219] Submitted by: SavageS on Friday 11th March 2005 at 12:31 -0500

Just another idea. I'm not sure this would make the app to heavy.

How tricky would it be to add an option to display an image when you place your mouse over a title in the scroll (that would be shown like a tooltip)?

An example would be the word Dilbert scrolling across, when I mouse over, todays comic would show up in a tooltip like window.

Then we could setup a way to show the daily comics strips from different websites. (Or any other type of image slideshow for that matter).

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[220] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 11th March 2005 at 13:25 -0500

I will think about it for 0.8.8.
I have found this rss : http: //dwlt. net/ tapestry/ dilbert.rdf. But in this feed, they don't use the image tag of the RSS DTD, they put the image inside the description tag, kinda weird.

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[221] Submitted by: user on Friday 11th March 2005 at 18:28 -0500

Didier ,

>>>Do you mean fade in/out more than one headline ? how many ?

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[222] Submitted by: user on Saturday 12th March 2005 at 08:00 -0500

Didier,

>>>Do you mean fade in/out more than one headline?

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[223] Submitted by: user on Saturday 12th March 2005 at 08:02 -0500

Ok, I guess it's not letting me use the greater/less than symbols.

"Do you mean fade in/out more than one headline ?"
Yes.

" . . .how many ?"
This should be an adjustable option for the user.

Thanks.

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[224] Submitted by: vorchiel on Saturday 12th March 2005 at 11:36 -0500

is it possible?:

1)e.g there are 3 feeds in a group.. can inforss display like this?

onwards.. or randomly..

i hope you understand what i mean..

2) can i have multiple line of feeds scrolling simultaneously, each other with different scrolling speed, like in tv?

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[225] Submitted by: vorchiel on Saturday 12th March 2005 at 11:39 -0500

sorry.. didnt realise that i could post codes...

is it possible?:

1)e.g there are 3 feeds in a group.. can inforss display like this?

(feed_1 item_1), (feed_2 item_1), (feed_3 item_1), (feed_1 item_2) onwards.. or randomly..

i hope you understand what i mean..

2) can i have multiple line of feeds scrolling simultaneously, each other with different scrolling speed, like in tv?

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[226] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 12th March 2005 at 12:48 -0500

vorchiel,

Few user already ask for your first enhancement. I only have to find a way to do it. The problem is when we refresh one feed, if we have headline from that feed everywhere in the bar (not stick togheter), we have to find the proper place of all new feed, and maybe move some, because a headline #1 could be the headline #2 after a refresh... Do you follow me ?

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[227] Submitted by: vorchiel on Saturday 12th March 2005 at 14:26 -0500

Didier,

I think i understand it... Thanks and good luck.. inforss is simply the best!

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[228] Submitted by: vorchiel on Sunday 13th March 2005 at 04:20 -0500

one more thing...

default background color doesnt seem to work...

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[229] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 13th March 2005 at 09:45 -0500

vorchiel,

What do you mean by "default background color doesnt seem to work" ?
1) you can't set the default background color in the option dialog ?
2) you can set it but you don't see it in the headline bar ?

Keep in mind that this background color is only actif for "new" headlines (according to the highlight delay), after that delay, le background color is set back to the default color (white or gray).

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[230] Submitted by: vorchiel on Monday 14th March 2005 at 02:49 -0500

number 2.

thanks for the explanation...

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[231] Submitted by: Alex on Monday 14th March 2005 at 04:12 -0500

How can i set russian encodings?

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[232] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 14th March 2005 at 10:52 -0500

Alex check out this other page here:

inforss. mozdev.com/ translation.html
(you'll have to remove the extra spaces)

There is mention of this on the main home page for this app. "I'm looking for translator in your language. It's very easy to do, just see here"

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[233] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 14th March 2005 at 13:06 -0500

Didier: you may put in an error check to make sure that when you have a feed with the HTML parsing and the regular expression is blank and has none of the required fields. I think I may be getting a script error since HTML parser was added. (I'm trying to narrow why I get a script error each time I start Firefox.)

Also the icon for ZDnet seems to point to a valid icon but it doesn't show up i.i. com. com/ cnwk. 1d/ i/ cobd/ rss/ logo/ zdnn.gif

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[234] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 14th March 2005 at 19:23 -0500

Alex,

Do you want to translation the extension or use feeds in russian ? If it' sthye first one, SavageS was right, just translate the 2 files you can find in the translation.html page and open a "enhancement" bug form to send them.

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[235] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 14th March 2005 at 19:29 -0500

SavageS,

Right, if you click on the "HTML parser", you can't click on the OK button until you have a reg exp, link, etc. all mandatory field, but if click on cancel or you don't click on the "HTML Parser" button, these informations are missing.... I will correct that. Maybe I will also add a "test" check to best sure that the reg exp has been tested before clicking on the OK button

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[236] Submitted by: david tatum on Tuesday 15th March 2005 at 15:53 -0500

is it possible to add different display modes other than the standard "ticker" mode?? such as fade in/out, roll up/down?? i had this installed, but was too distracted by the constant movement in my peripheral vision (a common problem i have with tickers).

and maybe a pulse or glow or brightness shift when a new item appears for a particular feed??

thanks, and keep up the great work.
david NEAR chromerose.com

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[237] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 15th March 2005 at 17:14 -0500

David,
Did you try the fade in/out mode in the scroll option ?

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[238] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 15th March 2005 at 18:22 -0500

It seems I still have an issue with my last feed, ZDnet. The icon is blank no matter what icon I choose and I made sure the icons are to valid link images -the default should be fine. I wonder if it is the app or ZDnet feed. I added a second ZDnet feed and neither feed icon showed.

Also after you add a new feed it seems that memory or something clears all the icons shown under the Feed/Group tab. Anyone else notice this or is it just me and my wacky machine.

Thanks

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[239] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 15th March 2005 at 18:23 -0500

ZDnet feed http: // news. zdnet. com/ 2509-1_22-0-5. xml

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[240] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 15th March 2005 at 18:33 -0500

SavageS,

I have tried your url on my laptop (Mac OS X) and the icon are displayed ok (the default one). I have add manually a feed in the option dialog and the icon in the menu are still displayed. Anyone around with the same issue ?

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[241] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 16th March 2005 at 10:27 -0500

If I copy and a paste the image link it works. So I get the idea to check my Adblock. There I find http: // i. i. com. com/* blocked - I remove it from the blocked list and that worked. Now I can see it. Dang that was odd.

Thanks for looking into this anyway.

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[242] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 16th March 2005 at 11:59 -0500

Hi,

Anyone interested in a speaking feature (article, headline, warning, ...) ?

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[243] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 16th March 2005 at 14:19 -0500

Like dragonspeak or the little Microsoft Merlin guy? You can give the option to have the newsfeed be read aloud? It would be like having Stephen Hawking reading my newspaper or the mainframe, in War Games the movie. "Would you like to play a game?" :)

It sounds like a neat idea, I may use it if it is offered. But won't that be tricky and make the app heavy?

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[244] Submitted by: Cymbogi on Wednesday 16th March 2005 at 19:20 -0500

Feature I'd Like To See:

Ability to "detach" the ticker from the firefox window so that I could have the ticker on my desktop (with firefox running in the background and minimized) so that I can do other work and still see the ticker. This extension has exactly what I'm looking for in a rss ticker at work, just that it gets hidden when in another program.

an "always on top" option would be needed with this. I'm thinking of something similar to the download window that can be set to pop up when a download starts. It's still techinically firefox, but runs independent of the firefox window. Does this make any sense?

cymbrogi at gmx.net

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[245] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 16th March 2005 at 22:23 -0500

Cymbogi,

I have to think about how, technicaly speaking, I can do this without breaking the extension. Thanks

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[246] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 16th March 2005 at 22:24 -0500

SavageS,

I have found a java lib that allow speech synthesis, it's only few Mb in size...

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[247] Submitted by: contentfree on Thursday 17th March 2005 at 06:21 -0500

Why will it not read

http: //astalavista. com/ feed/ dir_astalavista. rdf

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[248] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 17th March 2005 at 08:21 -0500

contentfree,

This feed is not a well formed xml file, so we can't read it. Try to open it in the browser and you will see why.

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[249] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 17th March 2005 at 11:18 -0500

I like the idea of having my news read aloud, although I'd be more interested in having images pop up in the tooltip. :)

If you had a fast scroller, I could imagine that the reading aloud wouldn't keep up or it would sound like the Chipmunks X-mas album. Plus the load-up time, when you first startup Firefox, shouldn't increase. Right now at startup, when it reads in many feeds, it is a slow load of Firefox (if Firefox has been closed for awhile).

You're going to get kudos and rave applauds from the masses when you finish the app! Keep up the good work.

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[250] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 17th March 2005 at 14:43 -0500

What do the unconstrained\constrained options do in the Feed\group tab? I tested it with my http: // www. 4colorrebellion. com/ wp-rss2.php feed and noticed no difference when I changed it to unconstrained. I figured it would give me a multi-line tooltip with more of the headline when I mouse over, but it was the same shortened headline ending in ...

Thanks

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[251] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 17th March 2005 at 14:50 -0500

Hi,

I don't have control (at least I don't know if I can change it) on the length of a tooltip. I set the tooltip with as much info as I can, but Firefox cut it and put some "..." and the end. The contrained/unconstrained means that the length of the headline is limited or not. If not it's entirely displayed in the headline bar. The tooltip is always at full size, but limited by firefox.

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[252] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 17th March 2005 at 15:39 -0500

As an example, if you look at the ForecastFox extension they use a multi-line tooltip with an option to show an image in tooltip. They have an extra option to customize the tooltip and label. I wonder how they did it.

http: // forecastfox. mozdev. org/

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[253] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 17th March 2005 at 15:58 -0500

ForecastFox uses a Tootip XUL object, manually created and filled and I use the tooltiptext attribute. This is the difference...

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[254] Submitted by: Cymbrogi on Thursday 17th March 2005 at 20:42 -0500

Re: my features post.

I don't know anything about programming anyway, so I just started rambling about the features that would be nice. There may be other ones that have higher priority anyway, and hey, since you are doing it gratis, I'm not going to complain about anything. As it is right now, very useful extension.

Cymbrogi

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[255] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 17th March 2005 at 21:33 -0500

Cymbrogi,

I'm very pleased to have some feedback from the users and as you can see in this page or in the mailing list, most of the user's requirement are implemented within a release or two. Thanks

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[256] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 18th March 2005 at 23:19 -0500

Test new comment

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[257] Submitted by: Alex on Saturday 19th March 2005 at 13:38 -0500

Is it possible to add Podcast's feature on your application ?

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[258] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 19th March 2005 at 14:05 -0500

Alex,

What do you mean ? Can I create a MP3 file from a rss feed ? or display a text feed that contains links to MP3 news ?

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[259] Submitted by: Alex on Monday 21st March 2005 at 05:53 -0500

...or display a text feed that contains links to MP3 news ?
Precisely !

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[260] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 21st March 2005 at 08:55 -0500

Alex,

You can't create or publish rss feed with this extension. You can only display them from a rss file or a html file. If a rss feed does not exist yet for your podcasting, but the info is on a HTML page, send me the url and I can show you how to create a pseudo feed from it.

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[261] Submitted by: Tester on Monday 21st March 2005 at 11:44 -0500

1) for any grouped icon it would be nice to have the "Live Bookmark"
icon provided by firefox rather then the current red circle, this
would complement firefox very well, unless your prohibited from using
the icon.

2) Is there a method by which I can display the information ( temp. )
from the forecastfox extension ?

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[262] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 21st March 2005 at 12:43 -0500

Tester- It might be easier to find a weather rss feed which will solve your 2nd issue. Check out http: // www. rssweather. com/

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[263] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 21st March 2005 at 12:50 -0500

Tester,

You can try to create a HTML feed... Here is a example:
http: //www. weather. com/ outlook/ travel/ businesstraveler/ local/ CAXX0301 ? from=search_city
Use as reg Exp : <font class="obsTemp"><nobr>([^<]*)</nobr>
The link should be the url above.


For the icon, you mean the orange radar icon ?

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[264] Submitted by: Tester on Tuesday 22nd March 2005 at 11:03 -0500

As to #1, I've tried but I'm having difficulties getting and setting the appropriate parameters.

As to #2, yes I was speaking of the orange radar icon.

Thanks.

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[265] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 22nd March 2005 at 11:09 -0500

Tester,

Ok, I will provide a way to let the user choose the group icon.
Does the sample code I have provided help you to retrieve temperarure info helps you or do you need more help ?

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[266] Submitted by: Tester on Tuesday 22nd March 2005 at 23:32 -0500

Didier,

1) Yes, I'm still having problems with getting info from the temperature feed. More help would be good.

2) A bug, not sure , but here's something. I have the 'Adblock' extension installed and when I go to Tools > Extensions > right click 'Adblock' and choose 'Home Page' the following error message comes up, "inforssHeadline : TypeError: feed has no properties".

Anyone else have this problem ?

Thanks.

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[267] Submitted by: Tester on Tuesday 22nd March 2005 at 23:36 -0500

Actually, #2 above occurs regardless of extension righ-clicked.

Thanks.

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[268] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 23rd March 2005 at 09:35 -0500

Tester,

Contact my by mail, and I can feed you with the info for the weather feature...

Didier

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[269] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 23rd March 2005 at 10:08 -0500

I tried what Tester mentioned w/o the same results. No issue.

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[270] Submitted by: Skyrun on Wednesday 23rd March 2005 at 12:11 -0500

Question about the html-parser:

is there a possibility to use more than one reg expression result for body?
for example:
$1 $2

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[271] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 23rd March 2005 at 12:29 -0500

Skyrun,

Yes. I don't remember what is the version number of the extension where I have implemented that feature, but for sure in the 0.8.7 beta 4 you have it.
You also have the ?# that will be substituted by the line number of the headline

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[272] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 23rd March 2005 at 12:32 -0500

Tester,

During one hour a 0.8.7 beta 4 has been published with a little bug when we open more than one window; This have been fixed; Just re-download the 0.8.7 beta 4.

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[273] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 23rd March 2005 at 14:22 -0500

New feature

Your can try the new image feature in the tooltip with this url (sorry, I can read italian either but this is my test url...)

http: //www. repubblica. it/ rss/ politica/ rss2. 0. xml

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[274] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 23rd March 2005 at 16:57 -0500

.87b4 looks good. Some suggestions:
-----------------------------------------------------
-hide box around scrolling feed.
-tooltip wraps in the middle of words
-tooltip shouldn't go off screen at all
(i.e. when scroll on bottom and window is maxed)
-if no tooltip or null don't show or show default msg
-tooltip based on stylesheet? some feeds are formatted
-Adblock seems to have disappeared fro mthe bottom right toolpane (now says "Unloaded")

check out www. engadget. com/ rss.xml for formatting and images

Thanks this is looking even more super!

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[275] Submitted by: Tester on Wednesday 23rd March 2005 at 19:37 -0500

Ok, re-downloaded 0.8.7 b4.

My previous problem mentioned in #2 is fixed.

I've notice when I have inforss set to "Fade in/out" as on that FF status bar does some kind of flicker.

Anyone else have this interaction ?

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[276] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 23rd March 2005 at 21:20 -0500

Tester,

Yes I also have this when the headline is fully displayed (dark ink, not grey). But not all the time. I haven't find why yet.

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[277] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 24th March 2005 at 18:09 -0500

Well done. An excellent extension. Only several things I missing:
better control for displaying groups/feeds if you use cycling ie if I put several (but not all) feeds into one group (all my email accounts) than I would like to prohibit to show them separately as well. I would welcome another option page with all feeds and groups listed with checkbox in front of each line. Than I check TRUE only those I like to cycle and also would like to set up different time for each (based on knowledge how many Items ussually are in scrolling current), that would be wonderfull.
The other thing is showing the name of feed/group which is on when it is scrolling. I think may be good idea to put name of feed/group just behind icon of extension (not message) with ":" of feed/group so it will not scroll, or on the beginning of scrolling current or fading text. As an option of course so anybody could turn it of if do not like it

But maybe I do expect to much, it is superb extension anyway and I enjoy to use it every day.

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[278] Submitted by: Tester on Friday 25th March 2005 at 15:05 -0500

version: 0.8.7 b4/b5, problem noticed with both .

Has anyone noticed some sort of negative interaction between 'Adblock' extension and infoRSS ?

For 'Adblock' an 'Unloaded' notice appears at the bottom of my status bar after I install inforss and I've tried uninstalling both inforss and adblock and installing them one at a time and testing them without the other.

Although, adblock appears to function properly it just doesn't sit right with me having it display 'Unloaded'.

Thanks.

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[279] Submitted by: SavageS on Friday 25th March 2005 at 15:09 -0500

Tester: Yup, I mentioned that in the above post #274 -it is annoying, huh?

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[280] Submitted by: seriously confused on Saturday 26th March 2005 at 04:51 -0500

is there a user manual? these are the fields I have problems with. it may seem daunting but i'd appreciate if someone helped.

InfoRSS activity: does this enable the RSS toolbar?
display all titles in submenu: what does this mean?
display titles in a seperate bar and "location": what are these?
hide viewed headlines: what does this do?
hide old headlines: what does this do?
use local history to hide read headlines: this uses cookies to hide headlines right?

---What are these--
cycling feed/group:
cycling delay:
next feed/group:
highlight delay:
style:
foreground color:

what do all the fields of General (3) do?

i've tried toggling with the default values fields but they never change the appearence of what I assume are the number of characters for each entry and number of news stories in the toolbar

and finally, what do the fields of debug do?

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[281] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 26th March 2005 at 11:51 -0500

Hi,

Sorry, there is no user manual yet, but if you feel like writing it... Now, there is only the faq and the screenshot.

InfoRSS activity: Should turn on/off the extension, but I just realize that this feature is broken. I will fix it.

display all titles in submenu: When this option is on, when you click on the extension icon at the bottom of the screen, the popup menu will show menuitem with a triangle at the right; If say stay more than 3 seconds on a menuitem, a submenu will popup with all the headlines of the feed

display titles in a seperate bar and "location": By default the headline bar is located in the status bar. But you can locate it just above the status bar or just below the FF toolbar.

hide viewed headlines: When you click on a headline, you will see the complete article in a new tab. If this option is set to on, the headline will diapear from the headline bar.

hide old headlines: When a new headline is publish in the feed, this headline will be displayed with a special colored background (option) and special color font (option). After an elapse of time (option), the background and the color of the font are turned back to normal. With this option is set to on, you will see only the "new" headline in the headline bar.

use local history to hide read headlines: There is a local repository named inforss.rdf where all info are stored (viewed flag, banned flag, ...). When this option is set to on, all these info are store permanetly in the repository, and when you start up FF the headline are checked against this repository to see if you have already saw it in a previous session.


---What are these--
cycling feed/group: When this option is set to on, the active feed is selected, thenafter X minutes (see cycling delai), the next feed is selected automaticaly. If the random option is selected, a random feed will be selected.

cycling delay: see above,

next feed/group: see above

highlight delay: elapse of time to consider a "new" feed as "new"
style: style for the new headline
foreground color: foreground color for the new headline

what do all the fields of General (3) do?

These options alter the content of the menu (click on the extension icon at the botton of the screen)

and finally, what do the fields of debug do?

... debug purpose. If you have trouble with the extension, you can set these param to on and see what popup you will see. With this info, you can post on this blog to get some help.

Now you are ready to write the user manual...

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[282] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 26th March 2005 at 17:13 -0500

Conflict with Adblock

If you go to the adblock forum, you will see that other users with other extensions have the same problem. The author is aware of that problem, and he has said that the problem will be fixed with the next release (0.6).

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[283] Submitted by: still in trouble on Saturday 26th March 2005 at 23:00 -0500

thank you so much for helping. I still have a little problem that may be a bug. I change the # of news and # of chars for each news entry but nothing is happening. I set the # of news to the max, 5. and the # of chars to 25. but nothing is changing. three news entries are appearing and they are only 6 chars each.

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[284] Submitted by: nevermind on Saturday 26th March 2005 at 23:09 -0500

nevermind. I just deleted the feed and re-subscribed to it and it's fixed. perhaps in a future update this won't have to happen? just a suggestion..

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[285] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 27th March 2005 at 09:39 -0500

Hi,

What version of the extension are you running ?
In what dialog do you change the # of char ? right-click in the feed menu or the in main option dialog ?
After you change the # of char, what do you do ? close the dialog by clicking on the little window cross icon ? click on apply button ? click on ok button ?

I have just tested this feature and it works fine with the 0.8.7 beta 5 version .

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[286] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 27th March 2005 at 20:30 -0500

Hi,

podcasting testing.
For those who wants to test that feature, download (or redownload) the 0.8.7 beta5 and try podcast rss feed.
Some example:
http: //feeds. feedburner. com/maccast
http: //podcasts. engadget. com/rss. xml

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[287] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 27th March 2005 at 20:32 -0500

For the podcast feature, you must have a plugin installed to handle the audio file.
Once the audio rss feed is selected, just move the mouse over the headline. A tooltip should popup and you should ear the audio file attached to the headline.

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[288] Submitted by: Scott on Tuesday 29th March 2005 at 17:59 -0500

Didier,

I like this extension a lot, but I have the same problem as a few others here with the "repository has no proporties" error. I have many extensions installed, so would prefer not to have to uninstall these to install InfoRSS first. I have V0.8.6 installed and I have tried renaming the inforss.xml file with firefox shut down, the file is recreated when I re-start firefox, but still get the error message. Any suggestions?


Cheers Scott

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[289] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 30th March 2005 at 00:42 -0500

Scott,

A few users are complaining about co-existance with some others extensions. I have completly renamed all constant, global variable, and function name in the extension. Could you give a try to the www. ernotte. com/ inforss_0_8_7_b6.xpi unofficial version to see if it is better ?

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[290] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 30th March 2005 at 12:48 -0500

I just updated to .87b6 and still get the "Unloaded" message as mentioned above in post #274

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[291] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 30th March 2005 at 13:14 -0500

The "Unloaded" message is due to a "bug" in the adblock extension; When the adblock starts up it look at all extensions located in the statusbar, find the id of all statusbarpanel and count the number of hidden child due to a XBL binding, which causes the error. The author said on the adblock web site that this bug will be fixed in the next release.

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[292] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 30th March 2005 at 14:19 -0500

Oops ok. Thanks for the clarification.

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[293] Submitted by: Scott on Wednesday 30th March 2005 at 19:33 -0500

Didier,

Thanks for the response, sorry for being a bit dull, but I'm relatively new to Firefox, I have downloaded inforss_0_8_7_b6.xpi, but I don't know how to install this file, I've had a search around in various Firefox forums, but couldn't find any information on how to do this, any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks and regards.

Scott

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[294] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 30th March 2005 at 19:54 -0500

Scott,

see #143

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[295] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 31st March 2005 at 11:07 -0500

I was wondering if there could be an option for the refresh time (maybe radio button options) weekly, daily, hourly and you could still include your minute slider.

Some feeds don't refresh but once a day and it would save bandwidth.

Thanks

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[296] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 31st March 2005 at 11:24 -0500

Sure; I have no problem with the hourly or daily. The weekly is a bit different since I don't save the last update timestamp for the feed; the update process is always based upon "the last live update + delta". This means that even if you set an hourly update and you stop and start FF every 5 min, the extension will fetch the feed every restart;

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[297] Submitted by: Ken on Thursday 31st March 2005 at 14:43 -0500

I'd love it if the headline tooltip could fit my entire headline...maybe 'scroll' the headline through the tooltip, offsetting start/end?

Great work

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[298] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 31st March 2005 at 16:42 -0500

Ken,

Give a try to the 0.8.7 beta5 version...

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[299] Submitted by: Ken on Thursday 31st March 2005 at 18:08 -0500

Fantastic, now I can choose whether to open an item from just reading the whole headline.

Good work, definately an essential extension :)

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[300] Submitted by: Tester on Friday 1st April 2005 at 11:16 -0500

Didier,

How can I get the url for the Firefox 'Live Bookmark' icon, the orange radar icon ?

Thanks

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[301] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 1st April 2005 at 11:24 -0500

try
chrome:// browser/ skin/ bookmarks/ livemark-folder.png

or

chrome:// browser/ skin/ bookmarks/ livemark-item.png

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[302] Submitted by: Tester on Friday 1st April 2005 at 12:24 -0500

Didier,

After accounting for the spaces in the above url/path's they didn't work. I've searched and looked in those directories with no luck.

Thanks.

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[303] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 1st April 2005 at 13:27 -0500

Hi,

It works fine for me on the Mac platform... I suppose that your have tried these URL on FF, not on MSIE :-) So, I supposed these pathes are plateform specific. Try to locate a file named classic.jar under the firefox directory, unzip that file and you will see all the file available in FF with the chrome:// protocol.

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[304] Submitted by: Tester on Friday 1st April 2005 at 14:22 -0500

Ok, I don't mean to be a pester with this and I'm not completely tech illiterate, but I haven't much experience fiddling with the chrome files.

How exactly can I proceed to to use the radar icon (live-mark.png) as a grouped feed icon ?

Greatly appreciated.

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[305] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 1st April 2005 at 14:27 -0500

Once you have unzip the classic jar file and discover the file you want, for exemple:

skin/ classic/ browser/ xx / yy / zz / file.png

the chrome url is

chrome:// browser/ skin/ xx / yy / zz / file.png

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[306] Submitted by: Nikolai on Saturday 2nd April 2005 at 15:29 -0500

Thank you for the extension. I would appreciate "closing" news items (marking them read) with a middle click _anywhere_ in the news field, not only using the cross. Would this be possible?

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[307] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 3rd April 2005 at 19:03 -0400

Nikolai,
Sure, but the middle click is already dedicated to the scrolling pause feature.

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[308] Submitted by: Tester on Sunday 3rd April 2005 at 23:07 -0400

Didier,

I just downloaded and tried to install 0.8.7 b7 but I was unable to.

1) I tried via Firefox File -> Open File
2) double click on 'inforss_0_8_7_b7.xpi' and chose FF as the program to open the file . . .

. . . these two methods didn't work.

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[309] Submitted by: Tester on Sunday 3rd April 2005 at 23:30 -0400

I re-installed 0.8.7 b6 with the same two methods with no problem.

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[310] Submitted by: Nikolai on Monday 4th April 2005 at 03:01 -0400

Didier, I don't mind using some other mouse-button, however, I don't use scrolling either - the middle button is then available ;) Whatever, it would be a nice feature to "close" the news items quickly without aiming at the cross - and maybe use the available screen space more effectively, because then the close button would be unnecessary too.

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[311] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 4th April 2005 at 06:40 -0400

Tester

I have just tried few minutes ago and it works fine. I will push the xpi file once more on the server just in case... When you try to open the file, what kind of problem do you have ?

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[312] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 4th April 2005 at 10:49 -0400

I wish I had a middle button.
I'm missing out on so much!

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[313] Submitted by: Nikolai on Monday 4th April 2005 at 12:28 -0400

One more comment, or rather bug ;) I've subscribed to several comics' RSS', like Dilbert or Garfield and try to watch them in the preview tooltip. However, the window is too narrow to show the image completely, would it be possible to define the width of HTML-tooltips?

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[314] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 4th April 2005 at 12:38 -0400

Nikolai,

I wish I could but I haven't find a way to do it so far. It seems like the internal FF tooltip object is limited is size. My code already resize the tooltip to a bigger width but firefox won't let me di it ... :-((

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[315] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 4th April 2005 at 12:39 -0400

SavageS

I only have one button on my mouse (trackpad), and I'm ok...:-) shift click and ctrl click do the job fine... :-)

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[316] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 4th April 2005 at 13:27 -0400

I have the comic strip thing too and always hoped it would be fixed... maybe you could resize images to fit? Or you could make it really fancy and do an OCR an just make the image ASCII. :)

At .87b7 I still also have the tooltip show up about an inch above the bottom scrolling feed and an inch to the left (which sometimes make it go off screen) and occasionally at the very top left of my screen. Anyone else have this too?

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[317] Submitted by: CL on Wednesday 6th April 2005 at 13:58 -0400

Sugestion: Put the option to mark a headline as read with the mouse right button. Its dificult click in x to close the headline.
Congratulations its a great extension.

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[318] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 6th April 2005 at 14:16 -0400

CL,

There is also another post asking to provide a way to mark a headline as read with a "middle" click . Both "middle" and "right" click are already used for other functions, but you can activate the option to pause scrolling when mouse is over the headline, and then it should be much more easy to clic on the gray cross.

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[319] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 6th April 2005 at 17:17 -0400

Maybe you could have the different mouse clicks be variable. So we could pick and choose what we want the function to be. Just an idea since the topic came up.

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[320] Submitted by: Nikolai on Wednesday 6th April 2005 at 18:25 -0400

Quick comment on the matter: when the ticker is scrolling it's almost impossible to get the cross, it's still quite difficult while it's standing still. Clicking somehow anywhere on the item to close it would be much more accessible. I think marking news items read is used more frequently than pausing the scrolling, that's why the first should be placed on a mouse button and the latter to some kind of Pause-button, e.g. to the left of the ticker, to the right of the menu.

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[321] Submitted by: CL on Wednesday 6th April 2005 at 20:54 -0400

I agree with Nikolai,marking news items read is used more frequently than pausing the scrolling. My sugest is put the pause scrolling in mouse button associate with a key, like ctrl + right click, and put the right click to mark headlines as read.
Sorry if my english is not so good, but its not my language.
Thanx for the quickly answer you gave me before :)

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[322] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 6th April 2005 at 22:36 -0400

It's not as simple as you think. First is let's keep the interface as simple as possible, and (to my mind, but maybe it is because I'm a mac addict since more than 15 years) every major functions should be accessible by a one single click. This extension is multi plateform so I can't implement ctrl + shilf + middle click or other fancy stuff like that...:-)
Here in the extension, we have the normal click (= click on the mac and left click on win and linux), the right click on win and linux ( = ctrl click on mac) and middle click on linux (= shift click on mac). I think it's already enough complicated like that without adding shilt + ctrl or ctrl + maj or anything else.
If you find difficult to click on the cross, did you try to use the option to pause the scrolling while the mouse is over an headline ? I don't understand why you say "it's still quite difficult while it's standing still" ?

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[323] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 6th April 2005 at 22:40 -0400

If you really want that kind of behavior, maybe I can add some more option to personalize the click on the headline, but I keep thinking that we should do everything important with the main (left for win and linux) click only. KISS is the keyword in this case (Keep It Simple and Stupide), but I think we can argue for hours on this...

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[324] Submitted by: CL on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 00:07 -0400

Ok Didier like I said its only a sugestion, because I change the function of right click in early version of extension to mark as read and I liked that way. So I will change again to me, but I sugest this because if others agree and you implement this, I don´t need to change the xpi again every time with you release another version.
Thanx again. Its my favorite extension. :)

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[325] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 12:39 -0400

1) is possible to have more feeds from www.google.com/gmail site for different accounts - I've got more than one there - in your extension?

2) can you give me some hints for HTML feeds? I found some information at this site but still unable to find how to use it as have no idea how to set variables such as $1 as described at

3) Could you consider to add a playlist alike tab to preferences. which allow me to set up the lasting of every single feed/group, put the same feed/group more times in the list (e.g. group "my all email accounts" as every other feed just for 30 sec.). I think it will still remain KISS as everybody use some player. Adding feeds could be done by button opening the simple list of feeds/groups, which are definited on the other tab. and only ask you for time or set up a default time, which will be changeble. Then drag and drop for changing orders, or arrow buttons up/down. So I will be able to choose only feeds/groups I like to see (as feeds in groups I do not need to see seperately) and put them on the list more than once as I mentioned above. Thanks

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[326] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 12:40 -0400

sorry at point 2 the link is missing:

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[327] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 12:42 -0400

file: screenshots-7.html, I still do not see the link so adding now just file name and hoping it will work

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[328] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 13:03 -0400

Gill,

When you mention url, in this note page, insert some space in it (I don't know why url are deleted).
For HTML feed, you first need to know the regular expression concept. I can't explain here, it would be too long. What kind of problem have you ? reg exp or other ?

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[329] Submitted by: Nikolai on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 14:07 -0400

It seems my last message got lost... Anyway, I'd like to continue the argument ;)

I'm working this way: I have a static bar (NO scrolling) and several groups, which switch about every 5-10 minutes. All the messages are thus collected in the queue, which starts on the left edge of the screen and goes as far to the right as news items are available. I start reading them from left to right. As most of the headlines nowadays do not tell the reader anything, I move the mouse over the news item to see the tooltip with the short version of the article. Now I decide if I want to read it in whole. If yes, I just click the left button _without_ moving the mouse. Yet, if do not want to read the article, I have to move the mouse a long way to the right (my headlines are shown completely, so this way might be quite long). THEN, after I've aimed the cross and clicked on it (sometimes I do miss it and the article opens in a tab *grrrr*) I have to move the mouse all the way BACK to the left to be able to read the tooltip of the next article, as the headline length of the next article is most probably (Murphy's Law) shorter than the one I've just read. That means that I'm permanently moving the mouse, which is a usability handicap.

You are talking about primary functions. I think these ARE the primary functions: read an article, don't read an article. They should be on the left and middle mouse button respectively. I don't really know why one would need switching scrolling on and off so often that it gets a personal (right) mouse button for that! Make it an interface button, make the scrolling stop on mouse-over by default and the problem is solved!

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While I'm at usability bashing ;), let me propose moving the "read all" and "next feed" buttons to the left side. Like I said, it's rather normal that a european reads his news from left to right, even if it's scrolling, so that his mouse would most probably be closer to the left side of the screen than to the right! For Arabic et al., which would probably want the ticker to scroll left-to-right, the menu and the buttons should rather be moved to the right edge, for the same reasons.

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Like I've already said before, I don't mean offense even if it feels like it. I appreciate your work greatly, InfoRSS is RSS as I wanted to have it and I want it to get better. It also seems that other users like what I propose too. As soon as I've learned how firefox extensions work, I might send an appropriate patch to you! Until then, I have no other choice than bothering you ;)

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[330] Submitted by: CL on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 14:56 -0400

Nikolai I changed the Right Button click to mark headlines as read. If Didier agree and you want I can send this modified copy to you.

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[331] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 15:16 -0400

No problemo !

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[332] Submitted by: Nikolai on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 15:21 -0400

CL: yes please. And also the patch, if you don't mind me having it ;)

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[333] Submitted by: Nikolai on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 15:36 -0400

CL: I guess you might need an e-mail adress ;) nikolai at prokoschenko dot de

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[334] Submitted by: CL on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 15:43 -0400

Nikolai give me a e-mail adress to send it.
I dont have a patch to this, I modified it manually.
The modification was made in inforssHeadlineDisplay.js in the ClickRSS section.
I add this code
if (event.button == 2)
{
var data = event.target.previousSibling.getAttribute("title") + "__SEP__" + link;
var observerService = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/observer-service;1"].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIObserverService);
observerService.notifyObservers(null, "banned", data);
}
and comment this lines with //


if ((event.button == 2) || ((event.button == 0) && (event.ctrlKey == true) && (event.shiftKey == false)))
{
// this.switchScroll();
// gInforssCanResize = false;
// this.canScroll = true;
// this.mediator.refreshBar();
}

Well you can modifie it by your self or give me a email to send the xpi for you.

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[335] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 15:58 -0400

http ://inforss. mozdev. org/screenshots-7 .html

where can i find more information about the regular expression concept? I think that is really the problem I have. can you give a link? pls

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[336] Submitted by: CL on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 16:05 -0400

Ok. I already sent the email to you Nikolai.

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[337] Submitted by: Nikolai on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 16:13 -0400

CL: Thank you very much, I've managed to patch it. Of course, I've put "mark read" onto the middle mouse button ;) It works now.

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[338] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 7th April 2005 at 21:42 -0400

Nikolai,
Now I understand better the way you use the extension... and maybe if others agree too, this should be a good user experience improvement. The problem here is more a "request pipeline" problem. The pause scrolling and switch scrolling was asked by a user a long time ago, and so, there were implemented before. But, I know I have to redesign some interface... Maybe The pause and scrolling toggle action will be better with a little icon somewhere.

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[339] Submitted by: - - - - - on Friday 8th April 2005 at 14:54 -0400

You have a "go to next feed" button , how about
a "go to previous feed" button. . .

Thanks.

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[340] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 8th April 2005 at 15:51 -0400

yes, why not, but when you are in a random mode, you can't go back you will go back randomly.

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[341] Submitted by: Gill on Saturday 9th April 2005 at 07:19 -0400

Okey I took a glance on regular expression, it's really rather complicated, trying to get through. set html feed is really not easy job to do, well will see. Shouldn't be problem after several hours (days :-( ) of study. But what about other points. is possible to have more feeds for gmail? and managing feeds/groups order?

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[342] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 9th April 2005 at 08:43 -0400

Gill,

For the HTML feed, you can contact me by mail and give me your HTML url and I will provide you all the param for the HTML feed. When you know Reg Exp, it's a 5 min work.

Concerning the multi gmail account, it's not as easy as duplicating the feed, because the url is the unique ID of the feed in the list of feed. If I have a duplicate ID, this would screw up the all application. This is a major change.
Concerning the managing the feeds/group, why not, except duplicate feed for the reason above.

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[343] Submitted by: Gill on Saturday 9th April 2005 at 16:29 -0400

thx for offer at this moment I gave up this as I have too many feeds and do not see them often so I decide reduce their # (as I use them also for getting informations about new sw releases 1 feed = 1 news only and only sometimes (as your own feed), so maybe I would like to also ask u for another new function: skip feed if empty, or something like that but I hope that u maybe do some kind of that feeds management and I put all of them in one group and do not see every single of them separately) instead but I try to read it for my future needs.

well I was thinking that there could be exactly the problem u mentioned at your post about gmail. but despite my IT konwledge I only use RSS and do not understand it enough for knowing such details (I don't need it). but anyway if u find a way it will be very useful, but if is it such a big change and big deal to do it is not worthy if it is only for small groups of people using gmail, having there more accounts and using your extension on firefox and of course: all together. :-)

And one more thing which has something to do with empty feeds I mentioned above. could it be possible just beside icon of your extension, or instead, to put icon of the feed? So I always easily will see which feed is on even if it is empty? Or would you rather prefer to show some default text in the feed for this occasion, which I can define in feed definition?

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[344] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 9th April 2005 at 23:44 -0400

Gill,

For your multi gmail problem, one workaround could be to "fake" a different address even if the real one is the same. Just add a HTTP param at the end of the gmail url like "?a" or "?b". By doing this the url is still valid still you only add useless params, but the url are all different from each other.
ie. https: //gmail. google. com/ gmail/ feed/ atom ?a
(remove space)
For the empty feed, I will put a default text with the icon of the feed.

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[345] Submitted by: Dustin on Sunday 10th April 2005 at 06:02 -0400

This prog is great, finally a RSS Reader that displays them _in the browser_ as opposed to in the sidebar or a whole other window.

I do have some ideas though. I should probably check out the RSS spec before I say anymore tho, to avoid sounding like an idiot. Ok.

My first request is for an addition to the right click menu on web pages. PLEASE put an add to InfoRSS option for right click on feed files if its possible. Nobody else has this, and it would make things MUCH easier (My common sense says to right click on the link and you get options for _that_ link, not general options)

The other thing I would like to see is the ability to put the ticker into any of the other browser toolbars, and if a user decides to do that, give them the option to move the globe to another toolbar separately.

I hope I made sense there, but if not here is another way of looking at it. Where the option is in the options dialog to display titles in a separate bar, change that to display titles in status bar. If it is checked, put in status bar, otherwise put the ticker and the globe icon in the customize area for the other toolbars, and let the user make their own toolbar if they want it like it is now. Personally I would like to have the ticker running in between the Help menu of the menubar, and the throbber box (the dotted circle), but I would like the globe icon in my button bar.

IOW, make the whole extension integratable with the other toolbars, but leave the option to have it in the status bar for those who want it there.

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[346] Submitted by: Dustin on Sunday 10th April 2005 at 06:11 -0400

Other ideas I had were to have an options button in the drop down list under the globe, an option to choose which folder to put the exported repository under (i'd like to have it under the bookmarks toolbar folder).

Also I was wondering, I clicked the close button on all of the articles in the InfoRSS feed, and now all I see for that feed is a blank bar. How do I get back the 0.87 article so that I can at least see _something_ in the bar.

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[347] Submitted by: Gill on Sunday 10th April 2005 at 09:53 -0400

Exciting, thanks a lot, seems that it works. I am really very grateful. that helped a lot. good idea about empty feeds, I just wonder if there could be an option to skip them in setup in this case.

I hope you also thinking about improving feeds management. But I know that if you decide to do something which I mentioned it will be a great deal of work and needs probably new versions and betas. But anyway this is becoming (and it has already been) definitely one of the most useful extension for Mozzila. Really good work.

One more point: could you make an option window moveable? and remove always on top option for it? I cann't work at mac with firefox until I press OK as it is always on top, prohibit to use firefox application and do not allow to move the window itself from the middle of the screen. I consider this as a bug or am i wrong? Does this has a reason?

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[348] Submitted by: Gill on Sunday 10th April 2005 at 18:33 -0400

Sorry, I've just installed some others extensions and realized that this kind of window which is always on top appears at every extension's option window so it is probably typical for this. I am sorry for not checking this before writting previous post. Silly me.

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[349] Submitted by: Nikolai on Monday 11th April 2005 at 06:19 -0400

Didier,

I'm struggling to synchronise my read news with my two other PCs I use regularly. Is exporting the repository the feature I'm looking for? If so, is it possible to automatically export and import it, so that one can have synchronised news Everywhere (tm)?

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[350] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 11th April 2005 at 07:06 -0400

Nikolai,

You can export/import your repository, but it is a manual action. In the next release (0.8.8) there will be a remote repository as an option, and you will be albe to share a common repository between several computers.

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[351] Submitted by: Mircea on Monday 11th April 2005 at 12:49 -0400

Hey any update on the multiple groups of RSS feeds?
I would love to have 2-3, maybe 4 lines scrolling at the bottom.
Hey what would be even nicer if there was one principal feed (like now) but when you hover over some "hotspot", the rest of the feeds appear. How's that for an idea?
(I know, I know, "could these users want anything more? :)) If there's any way you need help, please tell

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[352] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 11th April 2005 at 12:59 -0400

Mircea,

That would be a huge change in the architecture of the extension since now it's based on a single feed manager.
Don't forget that if you have 4 tickers, this will also increase the cpu load just for the scrolling and refresh.

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[353] Submitted by: Gill on Monday 11th April 2005 at 17:04 -0400

Sorry to bother you by so many ideas. I hope this could be just small one: could you add behind icon of extension number of news in current feed/group, maybe in brackets, so I will be able to estimate how long it will take to see all news from feed/g? and ad a vertical visible separator after last news (and before first one :-) )? I talking about case when scrolling is on.thx

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[354] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 11th April 2005 at 17:45 -0400

I will try to add that info.
Thanks

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[355] Submitted by: Dustin on Tuesday 12th April 2005 at 21:02 -0400

Hi, I would like to offer some help with working on the extension, as it seems you have a lot to work on, but I dont know the first thing about extension programming. I do know some c++, but since ff extensions are written in xml/xul that wont help. Could you point me to some references where i can get a general idea? I am good at being able to analyze code and teach myself as long as i have a reference. Thanks, and hope you will be willing to accept my help.

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[356] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 12th April 2005 at 21:50 -0400

I would be pleased to have some people to come aboard.
If you already know C++, you already know what the OO concept is. First you could get the inforss.xpi file, unzip or unjar or untar it, then go to the chrome directory and unjar (untar or unzip) the inforss.jar file, then go to the content/inforss directory and take a look.
You can go to the www. xulplanet. org to have an idea about the XUL concept
The language itself, javascript, is very close to java, which is very close to C++.
www. mozillazine. org is also a good place to look at.

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[357] Submitted by: igor (ain) on Wednesday 13th April 2005 at 13:49 -0400

In last version (0.8.7) I can't create html feed. =(

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[358] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 13th April 2005 at 14:24 -0400

igor,

Could you be a LITTLE more precise, please : no button, can't test, can't click, can't fetch, ...

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[359] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 14th April 2005 at 05:16 -0400

what about not scrolling when all messages are shown? means when total lenght of feed is shorter then box in which feed is shown?

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[360] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 14th April 2005 at 07:50 -0400

Why not ?

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[361] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 14th April 2005 at 12:03 -0400

.88b1 is darn slick! I like those scroll options you added on the bar. Great concept!

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[362] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 14th April 2005 at 12:14 -0400

Oh and with that being said, I still wish I could keep my "mouse over" headlines in check, as they seem to pop up in different places depending on the feed and where the feed is on the scroll area. Maybe an option to position their relative X/Y coordinates based on the scroller?

Hey Didier, I was wondering if you keep the add-ons.update.mozilla.org site updated? I noticed it says "infoRSS 0.8.4, by didier ernotte, released on February 17, 2005" as the latest release. More people must find out about this great extension and see all the blood, sweat and tears that goes into it!

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[363] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 14th April 2005 at 12:25 -0400

SavageS,

Thanks.
The relative position of the tooltip seems to be a window-only problem, and I have to fix it (The only platform I have is a Mac and the tooltip is weel aligned with the headline, same X position, just above, no gap). As soon as I can have a PC to debug it, I will do it....
The add-ons.update.mozilla.org site is completely out-of-date, but the only thing I can do about it is to open a bug form and ask them to update it. I have done it a couple a week ago, but I have no answer yet... :-(
There is a "developper" link on the main page since last december, but I have never saw it working. It is always "under construction" or something like that.

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[364] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 14th April 2005 at 18:42 -0400

I agree with 361 a lot, you actually said what I had in my mind and just been faster :-(

And 362/363 extension site of firefox? well that is really shame. you did a great deal with this extension since last been released at firefox site and you really should try to find a way how to publish new release there if you find some spare time of course. There must be some updates as in my browser sign and buton for new extension releases appear almost every other day for other extensions I use. Maybe try some discussion and post this problem instead email it as anyone from community then can help.

362-second article - nicely written :-) SavageS

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[365] Submitted by: Nikolai on Friday 15th April 2005 at 07:51 -0400

Hello, Didier!

1. Does using remote repos work with .88b1? It says so on the homepage, but it's grayed out here.
2. A wish for .88final: would it be possible to automatically skip to the next group (when cycling is enabled) if the current one doesn't have any new messages?

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[366] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 15th April 2005 at 10:23 -0400

Nikolai,
This is exactly what I working on right now... the beta1 doesn't have it yet.
2. sure...

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[367] Submitted by: Nikolai on Saturday 16th April 2005 at 17:50 -0400

Speaking of update.mozilla.org - it's gone live once again, let's see for how long. But while it works, Didier can upload new versions there ;)

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[368] Submitted by: Dustin on Monday 18th April 2005 at 03:06 -0400

It seems that for some reason inforss wont cycle to the next feed in 0.8.8.. if u need more info, email me.. speeddymon(nospamplease) at google dot com. Im still in the process of reading over the xul tutorials and the code trying to understand it all (too much at one time i think lol) to be able to fix it myself..

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[369] Submitted by: Nikolai on Monday 18th April 2005 at 04:01 -0400

Dustin, I think I've noticed that too! I can't tell why, but I've had the suspicion for a couple of days already!

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[370] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 18th April 2005 at 06:51 -0400

Dustin,
I have try to send you a mail, but google refuse that address. Try to contact me by mail instead.
Is it the manual or the automatic "next" action that fails ?

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[371] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 18th April 2005 at 15:00 -0400

Nikolai,

Do you also have the same problem as SavageS regarding the position of the tooltip when mouse is over the headline. On the Mac plateform it works fine, well aligned with the headline, just above, but it seems that on the Windows plateform there is a little gap between the headline and the tooltip. What about linux ?

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[372] Submitted by: Dustin on Monday 18th April 2005 at 16:06 -0400

Sorry didier, what is your email address?

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[373] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 18th April 2005 at 17:09 -0400

You can find it in the "Member" tab of this site.

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[374] Submitted by: Nikolai on Tuesday 19th April 2005 at 03:41 -0400

Didier,

I'm not on Windows, but I do have a gap between the headline and the tooltip. I'd say about 20px. That's why I can't scroll in the tooltip ;)

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[375] Submitted by: Gill on Wednesday 20th April 2005 at 05:37 -0400

Could u sligtly change "Mark all headlines of this feed/group as a read" button function? I think that if u press this button it should go to the next feed automaticaly and immediately as it has nothing to show in present feed anyway.

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[376] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 20th April 2005 at 08:57 -0400

I will not mix both. This button will mark all headlines as read, and the display process will check if there is no more headline to display to select to next feed. This will work also for individual click on headline.
Stay tuned.

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[377] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 20th April 2005 at 17:50 -0400

Same Bat-Time, Same Bat-Channel.

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[378] Submitted by: Brandon on Thursday 21st April 2005 at 16:05 -0400

Absolutely awesome extension...can you add the 'mark as read'/'mark none as read' functionality to the Feed/Group tab? Also the option to 'only display new items in the popup menu' in the Feed/Group tab would be a great additon...

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[379] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 21st April 2005 at 16:10 -0400

Sure, but I already have a long list of todos for 0.8.8
0.8.9 is a better target.

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[380] Submitted by: Brandon on Thursday 21st April 2005 at 16:34 -0400

Don't worry, I didn't expect you to add them in so soon, much less respond so promptly!

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[381] Submitted by: Brandon on Thursday 21st April 2005 at 16:55 -0400

Along the same lines of Gill's suggestion on April 11th, it would be helpful to see how many were unread in parenthesis in the popup menu, like a typical mail client with folders.
If I have some time this weekend I'll have a look at the source code and maybe I can submit a patch...
Again, awesome extension (c.f. feedback on addons.update.mozilla.org)

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[382] Submitted by: Dustin on Friday 22nd April 2005 at 10:34 -0400

Bug fixed: Gap between headline and tooltip.
Known issues with fix: Tooltips appear in random spots on the screen when the browser is _not_ maximized.

Nikolai, email me (Speeddymnon at gmail dot com) and I will send you the fixed file for testing on Linux..

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[383] Submitted by: Tester on Friday 22nd April 2005 at 11:22 -0400

When I have the "tooltip on headlines" option set to full article, it allows pop-ups from that specific site from which the article appears from. I only get these pop-ups when I use this feature.

Thanks.

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[384] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 22nd April 2005 at 13:57 -0400

When you set the option to "full article", the tooltip will contain a BROWSER xul object, and the url of the browser is set with the url of the full article. I have no control on how the xul browser will handle popup. May if you have set the blocking popup to on and you still have popup, you should open a bug on FF.

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[385] Submitted by: Brandon on Sunday 24th April 2005 at 02:04 -0400

Just as I began looking at the code, I thought of two suggestions, but it will probably take me longer to implement them since I'm not yet familiar with all the program intricacies...
1. Include, by default, an "All Feeds/Groups" group; cycling could then be restricted to a group
2. Since checking against local history is presumably processor-intensive, change the options to 'off', 'fast (by date)', 'slow (exhaustive)', where 'fast (by date)' only searches the local history if the item is newer than the last viewed item in that feed, and the 'last viewed item' date only changes when the feed is reloaded.
HTH

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[386] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 24th April 2005 at 18:28 -0400

Dustin,

The cycling bug is fixed in 088b2.

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[387] Submitted by: Nikolai on Monday 25th April 2005 at 04:52 -0400

Didier, I have a couple of questions considering remote repositories:

1. Will it be possible to auto-synchronize them, for example, after every change?

2. For me, the most annoying thing ATM is that I have three different workstations, each with infoRSS and I often have to mark every single news item read, which I've already read before on the other workstation. Will it be possible to also synchronize the local history of read news? Doesn't need to be automatic, a button would be enough.

Thank you for the great work!

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[388] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 25th April 2005 at 06:57 -0400

Sure, I already have that in mind for the next beta...

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[389] Submitted by: Gill on Monday 25th April 2005 at 07:55 -0400

I don't know how is it possible but it seems to me that cycling of feeds do not work right now. I checked the options and also cycling is enabled by icon at the end of the toolbar. I hope I've got the latest version ...8.b2 although the name is still b1. But I observe this problem for several days. I didnt post it to the bugzilla because I am not sure whether the problem is in extension or not.

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[390] Submitted by: Nikolai on Monday 25th April 2005 at 08:14 -0400

A think I've found some kind of bug: feed cycling definitely works, but *feeds* get cycled, not groups, even though I've set cycling inside of groups off. BTW, I like very much how empty feeds are getting skipped...

Didier, could you separate "feed" and "group" a bit more? For example, separate options for cycling groups or feeds and also separate mark read buttons. It is not always clear, in which state infoRSS is right now, so it also not obvious, whether a feed or a group will be marked read.

Another wish: Could you replace the earth icon button with the name of the current feed/group?

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[391] Submitted by: Gill on Monday 25th April 2005 at 09:16 -0400

As I said didn't know where is the mistake, but in my setup - no groups are defined, no cycling inside the groups, two minutes interval for cycling (that I chose to see if cycling is working), which is enabled and random cycling is off. I have about 10 feeds, half of them sometimes empty but for last two days always wathcing just bbc news :-(, also using scrolling. Maybe there could be something wrong with particular combination of options, hard to say, but feeds do not cycle on my computer right now. If you need any other option to know let me know.

well groups and feeds and their management was mentioned several times before. many people including me had some ideas how to improve that...

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[392] Submitted by: Gill on Monday 25th April 2005 at 09:19 -0400

...But is a really great deal of work doesn't matter for which solution he will decide.

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[393] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 25th April 2005 at 13:32 -0400

Nikolai,
Could you redownload the 088b2. I have fixed the little bug for cycling feature.
You already have the tooltip on the globe icon that is synchronized with the current feed. I can add an option to synchronize the icon with the current feed too.
I know that the option are a real mess, and I will reorganize them all one day...

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[394] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 25th April 2005 at 13:36 -0400

Gill,
Could you redownload the 088b2. I have fixed the little bug for cycling feature.

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[395] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 25th April 2005 at 13:48 -0400

Dustin,

Right click context menu has a menuitem to add an url as a feed. Could you check it please ?

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[396] Submitted by: Nikolai on Monday 25th April 2005 at 14:17 -0400

Didier,

I guess cycling works now ;)

I know about the tooltip, this is what I use to determine what's being shown. However, I would like to *see* directly which feed I'm reading just now, without moving the mouse.

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[397] Submitted by: Gill on Monday 25th April 2005 at 16:23 -0400

Yeah!!! Thnx

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[398] Submitted by: Tester on Monday 25th April 2005 at 17:57 -0400

1) The default icon for groups doesn't appear to work:
chrome://skin/classic/browser/live-mark.png

2) I tried to add the icon in the above path to
'inforss.jar' file, but it wouldn't let me . . .is there a way that I do this ?

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[399] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 25th April 2005 at 20:54 -0400

Try chrome://browser/skin/live-mark.png, but since it's a platform specific icon, I can't test it on my Mac.

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[400] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 26th April 2005 at 13:09 -0400

Same issue as before (post #61) with the checkboxes getting the "phantom" or "fake" checking anomaly, but this time it is on the General 3 tab with the Icon selection. Plus I can't see all the icons, they go off to the right too far.

Viva las InfoRSS!

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[401] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 26th April 2005 at 16:35 -0400

SavageS,
Could you try 088b3 ?

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[402] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 26th April 2005 at 16:37 -0400

Nikolai,
Could you try the 088b3 version for the main icon synchronisation ?

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[403] Submitted by: Nikolai on Tuesday 26th April 2005 at 17:30 -0400

Didier,

seems to work. Good job, now all I need is a couple of right icons ;) But it cycles within group once again, now that I can be aware of it :(

There seems to be a bug with fetching the feeds - I guess this happens when switching the feed while inforss is fetching - the new messages appear to come from the feed switched to. Switching back and back again helps.

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[404] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 27th April 2005 at 11:09 -0400

088b3 fixed the phantom/fake issue with the icon checkboxes- now on General 4 tab. But the icon selections being on one line still puts the images out of view. (Can't see past the pause icon on the right, which is covered by the frame line.)

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[405] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 27th April 2005 at 11:35 -0400

SavageS,
Are you displaying the headlines in the status bar or a separate bar ? because, if you use the status bar, and you have also other extension in it, there is not enough space to display the whole headline bar with its current size. Try to resize down the headline bar and it should be ok.

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[406] Submitted by: Nunor on Wednesday 27th April 2005 at 18:50 -0400

your extension is superb but there seems to be a conflit with the Header Monitor extension. Yours completely hides this one...

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[407] Submitted by: Nikolai on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 04:21 -0400

Another possible bug found: find a web-page which loads slowly, open a new tab, start loading that slow page and then click on some news item - the item opens in the tab which was intended for the "slow" page, the data is lost..... I have "open in a background tab" on.

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[408] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 10:56 -0400

Nunor,
There were a conflit in one global constant in the extension (there are somme error in the header extension too if you look at he javascript console). I have fixed it. Try the latest 088b3.

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[409] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 12:21 -0400

I just can't see all the Icons images to the right within the Options window in the general 4 tab. I'm sorry I wasn't clear enough to confuse.

It seems if I stretch out the horizontal size of the Options window I can see it all. The options window is getting big, but I know organizing it is later.

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[410] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 12:37 -0400

Hey good improvement that changing of icon. It is much more clear esspecially if there occur an empty feed.

Do you think is possible to let the Earth icon or its alternative flashing when loading? sometimes some feeds loads rather a long time and I am not sure whether I am still waiting for result or if feed is empty as so far there is no option for skipping empty feeds or information about number of titles in current feed (would be very nice to have all these informations and options) - what about putting this number behind the main icon?

And one more idea: now when I can choose buttons for player could you add a new button as an option. Button which mark all headlines as readed, check for new ones and if there are none immediatelly switch to the next feed? So anybody could decide whether use this button or not. I know that u refused this combo button last time but with recent great improvements I hope circumstances might have changed.

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[411] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 12:55 -0400

Great idea Gill about the flashing Earth when loading a new feed, that would be very informative. Maybe updating the tooltip too? I don't know when my feeds are getting updated.

I think with all my feeds trying to be updated at the same time is slowing down my Firefox. I guess with all the Firefox extensions, we can add, it can add up and get top heavy...

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[412] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 13:07 -0400

Nikolai,
Should be fixed, but it's hard to find a slow page... I have fixed it in the b3. Could you redownload the 088b3 and test it ?

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[413] Submitted by: Brandon on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 13:55 -0400

"I think with all my feeds trying to be updated at the same time is slowing down my Firefox."

Seems the setTimeouts could be staggered, even if the resolution for each feed is to the minute...

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[414] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 14:03 -0400

SavageS
Good all damned cross platform compatibility...
I have put the icon on 2 rows.
Redownload the 088b3.

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[415] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 14:30 -0400

Gill and SavageS,
Do you prefer a flashing icon or a little progress bar somewhere ?
About the empty feed, when you are in a cycling mode, you already have that feature : if the feed is empty (no more headline to display), it automaticaly switch to the next or random one.

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[416] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 15:51 -0400

Well I think that room is the thing we are little running low with all improvements (even I have 16:9 screen I have removed some buttons from player to extend space for news) so I prefer as much space for news as possible - that is the purpose of this extension still I guess :-). That means that I go for flashing icon instead adding another object.

what about that button? Could u add it there?

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[417] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 16:01 -0400

Oh sorry I've missed information about empty feeds. Well I will try downloaded the latest version of b3 because just righ now I am watching an empty feed - my gmail account which appaered as the next (not random) feed after BBC news....

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[418] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 16:03 -0400

Gill,
I don't really understand how you use the extension. From what I understand, you are in a manual cycling mode ? why don't you turn then the cycling mode on ?

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[419] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 16:10 -0400

Sorry, I have cycling mode ON, 5 min per feed but I have option for next feed switched to NEXT and not to RANDOM.
Another empty feed appeared, yours infoRSS

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[420] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 16:17 -0400

Gill,
So if your cycling mode is on, then you should ship all empty feed. If not, it's a bug (be sure to download the latest version).

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[421] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 16:20 -0400

yeah, just redownloaded the latest b3 and watching another empty one. It must be a bug then. Take this as its report :-) or do u need some backgroung info about my settings?

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[422] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 16:25 -0400

Gill,
Are your feed included in a group or not (cycling within a group feature ? )

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[423] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 28th April 2005 at 16:44 -0400

No I do not use groups because feeds which I include into the groups I cannt skip to be shown separetely as well, or can I (I mean: do they appear twice, in group and separately as well)? well never mind know. answer for your question is: no I do not use a groups at all at this moment so no groups are defined and cycling within group is switched OFF (and it also was when I did use a group as I wanted to see grouped feeds as one feed)

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[424] Submitted by: azim on Friday 29th April 2005 at 07:01 -0400

i'm having issues here installing it. i have firefox 1.0.3, all updated and what not. en-us version.

i installed this script multiple times, even the old ones. when i restart firefox, it doesn't boot up, my processor usage goes up to 100%, and firefox never opens. i have to start up in safe mode, remove the extension, at which point it opens up fine but has messed up my forecastfox extension and i had to reinstall that.

any ideas??

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[425] Submitted by: stezz on Friday 29th April 2005 at 09:04 -0400

When I set tooltips on headlines to "full-article" it pops up a mini browser but when I move to it to scroll down the page it disappears...
how can I do?
thx

ps. very good job ;)

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[426] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 29th April 2005 at 09:27 -0400

stezz,
There is nothing you can do. So far, I wasn't able to find a way to make the tooltip bigger, as since it's a tooltip, it disapears when you move the mouse, just like any other tooltip; The only way to read a full article that is bigger than the displayed tooltip is to click on the headline to open a tab... until I find a way to improve this...

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[427] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 29th April 2005 at 09:33 -0400

azim,
Maybe something is messed up in your profile. Could you create a brand new one and reinstall the extension with this new profile ?
You can also set the preference inforss.traceinconsole = true in
about:config, and then start firefox with the console mode (firefox -console on PC). Then you can see where the extension is hanged.

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[428] Submitted by: Octane on Friday 29th April 2005 at 18:01 -0400

Hi, i really like your RSS-Reader, but i have 2 suggestions to make :

instead of a time for cycling through different RSs-feeds it would be nice to cycle simply through all available feeds, one after the other. And the other thing is : i don´t know if its possible, but if yes it would be nice for infoRSS to share space with the bookmarks tool-box.

Other than that its great

Octane

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[429] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 29th April 2005 at 20:16 -0400

Octane,
You already have that feature with the group.
There are so much other info than the one in the bookmark, that is would be difficult to share info between these two environment.

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[430] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 1st May 2005 at 13:56 -0400

Gill,
You can try the beta 4 version. It should be fixed.

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[431] Submitted by: Nikolai on Sunday 1st May 2005 at 14:46 -0400

Didier,

could you include a kind of small changelog with each beta? It'd be much easier to test if we know, what to test ;)

Also, the xpi files are not served with the right mime type so that they can't be installed from the web-page - I need to download the xpi first to install it.

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de-DE; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050411 Firefox/1.0.2 (Debian package 1.0.2-3)
[432] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 1st May 2005 at 15:11 -0400

Nikolai,
You're right... I will try to do that. I have been thinking of that for a long time, but don't know to put that info. I will put it in the installation page.

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[433] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 1st May 2005 at 15:19 -0400

Nokolai,
The server where the beta xpi are hosted is not properly configured, and is not sending the proper mime type for xpi file. I can't change that. The only way to install the beta is to download it and then to open it in FF.
Sorry for this.

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[434] Submitted by: Nikolai on Sunday 1st May 2005 at 15:32 -0400

Didier,

but this is a mozdev server, isn't it? Can we file a bug somewhere about this, so that the admins can correct that?

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[435] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 1st May 2005 at 15:37 -0400

Nikolai,
Beta are hosted on a different server since we cannot upload xpi file directly on the server except on the download directory which has a mirroring feature. The uploaded file take up to 1 day to get duplicated on different mirror. So I upload the beta a real ftp server (different from the mozilla one). This is why...

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[436] Submitted by: Gill on Sunday 1st May 2005 at 18:10 -0400

Maybe changelog would be enough to put in this discussion. esspeccially for betas and than make some official change log for new full version releases only.

Tnks for an effort to fix skipping I'll check it

Could u pls tell me little more about groups? I mean if u have more feeds and only some of them are in groups and you have more groups. How does the cycling through feeds (not talking about cycle in the group) works? How many times per whole cycle of all feeds and groups one particular news in feed appear? I am maybe little confused so my posts about it wasn't very accure. Sorry for that.

Could you also tell me if there is an option for loging extension's actions (loading feed...., feed empty skipping..., open news...) so I can follow what extension did and see wheter it works properly or not? I read something about console is this it if I redirect it from console to a file?...

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[437] Submitted by: Gill on Sunday 1st May 2005 at 18:27 -0400

Is it possible to divide feed icon from feed data, or save feed icon and keep it in local (so you don't have to downloaded, or is it works like this already?)? I am asking because than would be probably bad idea to load icon first and then load feed data. Purpose? If icon start flashing it would be icon of the next feed which is loading and not the icon of feed which is just about to terminate. So the order of actions will be: load icon of the next feed and show it, load news (icon is flashing), show news.

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[438] Submitted by: Gill on Sunday 1st May 2005 at 19:03 -0400

Skipping empty feeds seems to work.tnks

Tnks for improving function button "mark all feeds as read" it is working excelently now

Could flashing of icon be faster and maybe more visible. in my computer it looks like fading in and out but very weakly. I was also thinking if it is dependable on loading I mean - CPU or something loading feed so it slow down flashing of icon or stop flashing at all. would be possible to make an independent tread for flashing and loading data? but I am not programmer so maybe I am absolutely wrong...sorry then.

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[439] Submitted by: Nikolai on Sunday 1st May 2005 at 19:47 -0400

May I propose moving all the discussion to the mailing list? I mean, that's what mailing list is for... ;)

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[440] Submitted by: Gill on Monday 2nd May 2005 at 06:26 -0400

Good Idea. I've just added myself. This notes page is getting to big and loading rather long time. Will see if it will work

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[441] Submitted by: Marvin on Monday 2nd May 2005 at 12:30 -0400

My first post... sorry if this is not right. I'm using FF1.0.3 (US-EN), and your latest 0.8.8b4. No other extensions in use. Repeatable problems....

I notice that when InfoRSS tries to cycle thru to other groups, it seriously consumes the CPU (even pegging it). In fact, if all feed messages have been acknowledged (such that there is nothing to display), it pretty much continuously eats up the system at that point.

I had not seen this problem at all until the latest few betas. I LIKE the idea of quickly cycling thru the "dead" feeds, in order to try and stay on the live ones, but I'm guessing that is where the problem lies. Maybe(?), it should cycle thru once, and then go idle for the standard cycle delay period (e.g. that would be 2 minutes, in my case)? Anyway, that's just a guess as to where the issue may be.

Second thing that I've noticed pertains to the latest feature to "not scroll, if everything fits on the line". This is also a great idea, but I've noticed that if you accidentally "mouse" across the bar, then it reverts back to scrolling. Basically, any interaction with the status bar causes it to revert to the older behavior. Not sure if that's by design, or not(?).

Again... sorry if I'm leaving out something critical. THANKS for your efforts. This is definitely a super-cool extension.

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[442] Submitted by: Marvin on Monday 2nd May 2005 at 12:35 -0400

DUH... I should have pointed out that this is WinXP SP2. Sorry.

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[443] Submitted by: Nikolai on Monday 2nd May 2005 at 14:33 -0400

I think I can confirm Marvin's report. On my system the CPU goes up badly - up to 98% consumption by firefox. Also, I have a suspicion that inforss causes firefox to eat memory - after a day open it consumes 14% now. Sometimes it goes upto 50% - I haven't seen that without inforss.

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[444] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 2nd May 2005 at 21:14 -0400

Gill,
If you have several groups and you are in a cycling more and you have selected a group in the menu, at the end of the cycling time, the next group is selected. If you have selected a feed, at the end of the cycling goup, the next feed is selected. if you have selected a group and the cycling within the group is set to on, on the feeds of that group cycle.

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[445] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 2nd May 2005 at 21:16 -0400

Gill,
you can set the pref inforss.traceinconsole to true, and follow in the console what append in the extension. This is very cpu consuming, so use it carefully.... On PC, you have to start firefox in command mode with "firefox -console > foo.log"

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[446] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 2nd May 2005 at 21:20 -0400

Gill,
I have notice that too (icon issue). The way is is design now, the extension start flashing the icon (current one), then load the next feed, then update the headline bar, then update the icon... I have to change that sequence.

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[447] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 2nd May 2005 at 21:23 -0400

Gill,
I have speed up the flashing icon, but I have no way the prioritize the thread in javascript. Flashing has its own thread, but I think that a network activity (feed fetch) has a priority on other thread, or at least eat all the cpu and does not release it for other thread. Javascript is not really a multithreaded language....

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[448] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 2nd May 2005 at 21:38 -0400

Marvin and Nikolai,
I have noticed that too. I'm working on it.
The mouse over issue should be fixed now.
Try to redownload the 088b4

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[449] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 3rd May 2005 at 00:08 -0400

Marvin and Nikolai,
It should be fixed now. Redownload the 088b4.

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[450] Submitted by: Marvin on Tuesday 3rd May 2005 at 11:18 -0400

You made "quick work" of that. Looks great. THANKS for the quick fix!!!!!

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[451] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 3rd May 2005 at 11:35 -0400

Definitely better tooltip position with 088b4. It is directly over the feed with little to no space between my bottom scrolling feeds.

The flashing icon on feed update is a nice touch. Mine is pretty busy and blinks almost all the time. :) When it blinks and disappears, the scrolling feed seems to get pulled over into the split second void and then goes back when the icon is visible, which makes the scrolling feed really herky-jerky.

The Firefox load up time seems to have improved too. Thanks for your continued hard work Didier.

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[452] Submitted by: SavageS on Tuesday 3rd May 2005 at 15:18 -0400

My above issue doesn't seem to always happen. After stopping, while InfoRSS activity was turned off, and restarting Firefox, then turning InfoRSS activity back on it seems to behaving.

Right now, the scrolling bottom feeds no long fill the void of the blinking world icon. I'm not sure what caused the issue before.

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[453] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 3rd May 2005 at 19:31 -0400

I have found some spammers on update.mozilla.org that are trying to rate down the extension by putting stupid comment and the lowest rate. So if you feel like putting some good comment, go ahead...
thanks

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[454] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 4th May 2005 at 10:54 -0400

When the world icon is blinking I can't do the usual left mouse click to see the InfoRSS menu- it just disappears. Since it is almost always blinking I can't get to the menu.

Also, is there another way to easily deal with my 70+ feeds and several different Groups. They all look the same on the drop down and when adding feeds to a group I can't always recall if the feed is in another group or not.

I already voted my 5 stars for this great extension.

Thanks

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[455] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 4th May 2005 at 11:11 -0400

SavageS,
Wierd for the menu. It looks like a bug in FF. I only change the opacity of the icon. I will try to find a workaround.
I have noticed that on the PC, the favicon is not displayed (they are on Mac). Now I have access to a PC, so I will take a look why. Favicon helps a lot to find a feed... Right now, there is no way to know if a feed is already included in a group or not. In a next release, I can add this info somewhere.

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[456] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 4th May 2005 at 11:42 -0400

For testing I've uninstalled InfoRSS (including the deletion of the {f65bf62a-5ffc-4317-9612-38907a779583} folder) and I notice that Firefox starts up quickly and the memory usage on my PC stays pretty low now. With InfoRSS, I noticed a lot more ebb and flow with my memory usually maxing out. I'm going to reinstall and install one feed at a time to see if it is just the large amount of feeds I have that slows my machine down.

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[457] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 4th May 2005 at 22:59 -0400

SavageS,
I think I have found a workaround for the popup menu issue with the flashing icon.
retest with the latest 088b4.
For sure if you have more than 70 feed to monitor, I think you should really think about your refresh time, and 1 minut is really a bad idea... :-)

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[458] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 4th May 2005 at 23:45 -0400

SavageS,
Remember that scrolling feature is taking a lot of juice too.

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[459] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 5th May 2005 at 10:53 -0400

Thanks. My refresh time is 30 minutes minimum for each feed, with a default of 30 minutes. I've reverted back to 087 for now but I'll test out 088b4...

I'm hoping I can do some RSS feeds with my web cell. Any ideas?

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[460] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 5th May 2005 at 11:20 -0400

The latest 088b4 seems to behaving well for now. Thanks

I've noticed for quite sometime but never mentioned. I thought someone above had mentioned this somewhere.

The scrolling feeds stop when I put the mouse over a feed to read the tooltip. I don't move the mouse at all but after a few seconds, the scrolling continues to go again.

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[461] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 5th May 2005 at 11:41 -0400

What also may be a nice option would be on the Feed\Group tab would be an individual status of each feed. For example, when the last successful refresh\update of a feed was made. It would be helpful for rooting out all those feeds that seem to have died for one reason or another.

(My work place seems to be adding more and more sites to the blocked list for the proxy...)

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[462] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 5th May 2005 at 11:43 -0400

This is the way it is designed and implemented. I don't remember why...
After 5 seconds, it restarts scrolling.

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[463] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 5th May 2005 at 11:45 -0400

Nice, I will add that one in the next release... I think I have enough for the 088 :-)

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[464] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 6th May 2005 at 07:20 -0400

Here is a proposal for the new layout you can find it at
http :// www.ernotte.com / inforss_0_8_8_b5.xpi
It's english only.

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[465] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 6th May 2005 at 07:29 -0400

For non english version here a some screenshot
http : // www.ernotte.com / Image1.pdf
http : // www.ernotte.com / Image2.pdf
http : // www.ernotte.com / Image3.pdf
...
http : // www.ernotte.com / Image10.pdf

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[466] Submitted by: SavageS on Friday 6th May 2005 at 11:02 -0400

I looked at the PDF images and they look good. You know what they say, if you want good art do it on a Mac.

Creating an organized structure isn't the easiest, esp. with all the new things that keep coming up to be added. Some of those tabs looked like they had room for many more things to be added :)

Thanks!

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[467] Submitted by: Igor N. on Thursday 12th May 2005 at 05:44 -0400

Help me please:
how to organize a cycle only on groups?

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[468] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 12th May 2005 at 06:57 -0400

Igor,

This question has been already discussed at the mailing list. You can have access to it here
http: // www.mozdev.org / pipermail/inforss/2005-May/ 000475.html
There are few post about the group and cycling in the mailing list.
If you need more info, just ask.

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[469] Submitted by: Gill on Thursday 12th May 2005 at 07:48 -0400

to Igor:

groups entity could be sometimes really little bit confusing. basicly if u in main menu (menu after u click on icon of feed or infoRSS) while infoRSS is running select group (always one item is higlited as an active) instead active feed then your infoRSS will cycle only through groups and skips feeds themselves. But obviously you must have then all feeds included in one or more groups, have set cycling within and through groups/feeds correctly. It needs a time and practice :-)

I have tried to pursuade Didier to split group entity into grouping feeds and playlist to make this handy option and strong tool of InfoRSS more clear, but I still haven't succeed :-(. Partly probably because it would be really big change in InfoRSS structure what means bags of work...Maybe your post help :-D

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[470] Submitted by: Igor N. on Friday 13th May 2005 at 07:45 -0400

to Gill, Didier

Creation playlist good idea (I too thought of it;-)). In playlist it is possible to set consecutive display and groups, and several separate feeds. The group is set feeds on one theme. I have groups MOZILLA (8 feeds), PALM (9 feeds) and FormulaOne (2 feeds) and others 3 feeds.

Playlist it that I wish to see at present. For example, I usually wish to see news on groups MOZILLA, PALM and others 2 feeds. And directly ahead of next race F1, I wish to include viewing - MOZILLA, PALM and FormulaOne.

The resume: depending on current needs it would be desirable to include corresponding playlist.

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[471] Submitted by: Igor N. on Saturday 14th May 2005 at 11:11 -0400

Yet another good name for this extension - RSS Player.
;-)

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[472] Submitted by: Ken on Saturday 14th May 2005 at 18:26 -0400

Howdy, another lil suggestion or two...

Is there a way to disable the flashing icons? I find them very distracting...

and on a second note (just recently with 0.8.8b7) my icon for BBC News is huge, so was wondering if you could incorporate an automatic resizing to the feed icon, so that it does not affect the height of the bar and restricts it to a set dimension?

Also in b6 some of the news items persisted and could not be removed (usually those which BBC News updated later with a new headline to the same url). Unsure if this is still around in b7, just wanted to bring it up.

Thanks

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[473] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 14th May 2005 at 18:35 -0400

To ken,
Yes I will add that option.
About the BBC icon, where do you see that icon ? just beside the headline ? in the menu ? as the flashing icon ?
For the persistent headline, I have notice that few weeks ago and try to fix it. I have made some change, and was not able to reproduce it. Did I fix it, I don't know. let's say, I can't reproduce it anymore.

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[474] Submitted by: Ken on Saturday 14th May 2005 at 19:03 -0400

Didier,

ta for the quick response :)

The large BBC News icon is the one which flashes as it updates its rss...the given url in the extension settings is...

As for the persistent deadline, I guess we'll have to wait and see :)

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[475] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 14th May 2005 at 19:10 -0400

Ken,
I have to test it on a PC, because on Mac it works number one. Unfortunately (I know now if we can say that :-)) I don't have any PC around. Have to wait Monday...

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[476] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 16th May 2005 at 11:33 -0400

I think Ken may be talking about the InfoRSS icon, since it looks similar to the BBC news icon- perhaps. No other icons flash that I'm aware of on the PC. The icon sizing thing was solved awhile ago after I mentioned it in post #19.

What is the link to the news feed in question? (URLs must be posted in this forum with spaces in-between i.e. http: // www . rss . org)

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[477] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 16th May 2005 at 11:39 -0400

The problem with the icon is fixed now. It was due to the "synchronize icon with feed" option set to off, and the flashing feature. I have add a "flashing feature" option, and fix the bug.

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[478] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 16th May 2005 at 14:57 -0400

OK, I updated to 88b7 and noticed in the Basic: Feed/Group tab it is a little shaky/jumpy when displaying. Maybe it is a refresh thing when clicking between the tabs. (I'm still calling them tabs even though no real tabs exist anymore.)

Thanks for the Credit page! It looks great!

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[479] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 16th May 2005 at 15:20 -0400

I also have notice that this morning on a PC. It's due to the mass of info in the credit "tab" :-). I will split that into credit and help tab tonight and repromote it.

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[480] Submitted by: a_quick_note on Tuesday 17th May 2005 at 15:01 -0400

Great extension, but you 'options' dialogue is quit large
on the screen.

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[481] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 17th May 2005 at 15:20 -0400

I know, there are more and more options now. If you have a better idea, I'm your man.

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[482] Submitted by: a_quick_note on Tuesday 17th May 2005 at 17:30 -0400

I know someone has mentioned how the layout for Forecastfox is really nice . . . and that extension is also highly customizeable like infoRSS.

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[483] Submitted by: Marvin on Tuesday 17th May 2005 at 18:48 -0400

OK... this is a REALLY DUMB question, but I've been toying with it and can't figure it out. I convinced someone to dump their current reader, and switch to yours (because it's so slick). He said that (in his old one), he will sometimes click something that takes him directly to the associated "link" page, even when there's "nothing new". E.G. if he wants to review the (old) MS security bulletins, he just clicks the appropriate button in his other reader to go directly there (instead of accessing some browser shortcut). So... I'm trying to figure out how you do that in RSS (to satisfy his need), and still don't see what I'm missing. Maybe it's simply not there, but you seem to have everything but the kitchen sink in here, so I'm (again) guessing that I'm just being brain-dead. Thanks for your input....

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[484] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 17th May 2005 at 19:31 -0400

Marvin,
The content of the page is not cached at the extension level. If you want to review an old link, you must have the "hide viewed headline" set to off (in order to keep it on screen). Then you can click on it a hundered times, if you like. But there is no "history" of previewed page.
Does that answer your question ?

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[485] Submitted by: Marvin on Tuesday 17th May 2005 at 20:34 -0400

Didier... again, my apologies for being an "RSS moron". If I use the MS Security Bulletin thing again (as an example), when I look at the configuration within InfoRSS, the "Link" field is set to this:
I assume that's a static entry in your config (slurped in from the RSS XML stuff). In this case, I think my friend (in some previous reader) had the ability to click on something that would take him to that page, regardless of whether there were any unacknowledged news items. Maybe(?) for some RSS feeds, that's not always a useful link (my ignorance showing again). I guess I was just thinking that there might be a way to select a feed in the (left-click) pop-up, and cause it to invoke that link in a tab. Sorry that I'm explaining this so poorly (and probably not understanding something that should be blatantly obvious).

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[486] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 17th May 2005 at 22:38 -0400

Marvin,
Now I understand, and the answer was no until I implement it.... :-) Now you have it. New "Home" player button in the latest 088b9

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[487] Submitted by: Marvin on Wednesday 18th May 2005 at 00:10 -0400

WOW... I continue to be dumbfounded by your efforts with this tool. That definitely does the trick. THANKS! for all the fine work that you are doing.

Have a great week!

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[488] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 18th May 2005 at 14:59 -0400

Hi,
For those who have downloaded and tested the betas of 088. I'm about to release the official version, so if you have any comment/question/suggestion, you're welcome.
I will release a last beta 10 tonigth.

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[489] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 18th May 2005 at 16:14 -0400

I just updated to the latest beta (88b9) and I notice my feeds weren't scrolling. Then luckily I checked the filter and sure enough the number dropdown field (3rd column) was empty. I changed the first rule but the other 2 rows gave no numbers in the drop down. I removed the 2nd and 3rd rule and re-added the rule ok. Then I applied the changes and my feeds started up again. Then I just checked back on the filter and noticed that the dropdown fields were missing again.

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[490] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 18th May 2005 at 17:45 -0400

It also seems that after some time the scrolling feeds stop for some reason and only after removing the filter and adding it in again does my scrolling feed start again. My filter is a match all, where publish/received/read date is less then 3 days. It's been like that before w/o issue.

(The mozdev website seems to go down often- huh?)

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[490] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 18th May 2005 at 17:54 -0400

It also seems that after some time the scrolling feeds stop for some reason and only after removing the filter and adding it in again does my scrolling feed start again. My filter is a match all, where publish/received/read date is less then 3 days. It's been like that before w/o issue.

(The mozdev website seems to go down often- huh?)

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[491] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 18th May 2005 at 22:10 -0400

SavageS,
I'm unable to reproduce that bug here. Is that a filter on a group or on a feed ? Maybe something's corrupted in the repository. Could you try to remove the feed and recreate it ? (or the group)
Or could you send me your xml file ?

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[492] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 19th May 2005 at 13:07 -0400

SavageS,
If you try to edit the setting for a slow feed (I mean from a slow server), you could see some strange things. Because the option dialog do a fetch on the server to retrieve the current categories, and since the filter are not displayed before getting the answer back from the server, you can see "no filter", and then few seconds later the current filter. Is that your problem ?

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[493] Submitted by: MarcL on Thursday 19th May 2005 at 13:39 -0400

re: 0.8.8b10

Very nice; like the reorganized options.

One question about "refreshing" a feed (this may be a lack of understanding on my part...) If a site updates their feed to add an item, the new headline appears. I also see that the site if refreshed everytime I change feeds (nice to know).

But, if a in an item is changed, "refreshing" the site adds a new headline but also leaves the old headline (which is dead - no link). So a "refresh" appends new items to the site's list? When are items removed from a site? When the local history is purged (i.e. daily)?

And, if the is changed, it is not updated if there is no change to the .

Is the last behavior common to most readers? The reason I ask is I'm looking to set up an RSS feed for changing weather data (to be contained in the ) under the same headline/. So, I'd like to see a "refresh" update all data for an item. If this is not the typical behavior of a RSS reader, I'll find some other solution, but I'd like to know.

Thanks in advance.

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[494] Submitted by: MarcL on Thursday 19th May 2005 at 13:46 -0400

Oops.... everything an angle brackets in the last post was removed - interpereted as HTML.... sorry... reposting using square brackets....

re: 0.8.8b10

Very nice; like the reorganized options.

One question about "refreshing" a feed (this may be a lack of understanding on my part...) If a site updates their feed to add an item, the new headline [title] appears. I also see that the site if refreshed everytime I change feeds (nice to know).

But, if a [title] in an item is changed, "refreshing" the site adds a new headline but also leaves the old headline (which is dead - no link). So a "refresh" appends new items to the site's list? When are items removed from a site? When the local history is purged (i.e. daily)?

And, if the [description]is changed, it is not updated if there is no change to the [title].

Is the last behavior common to most readers? The reason I ask is I'm looking to set up an RSS feed for changing weather data (to be contained in the [description]) under the same headline([title]). So, I'd like to see a "refresh" update all data for an item. If this is not the typical behavior of a RSS reader, I'll find some other solution, but I'd like to know.

Thanks in advance.

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[494] Submitted by: MarcL on Thursday 19th May 2005 at 13:47 -0400

Oops.... everything an angle brackets in the last post was removed - interpereted as HTML.... sorry... reposting using square brackets....

re: 0.8.8b10

Very nice; like the reorganized options.

One question about "refreshing" a feed (this may be a lack of understanding on my part...) If a site updates their feed to add an item, the new headline [title] appears. I also see that the site if refreshed everytime I change feeds (nice to know).

But, if a [title] in an item is changed, "refreshing" the site adds a new headline but also leaves the old headline (which is dead - no link). So a "refresh" appends new items to the site's list? When are items removed from a site? When the local history is purged (i.e. daily)?

And, if the [description]is changed, it is not updated if there is no change to the [title].

Is the last behavior common to most readers? The reason I ask is I'm looking to set up an RSS feed for changing weather data (to be contained in the [description]) under the same headline([title]). So, I'd like to see a "refresh" update all data for an item. If this is not the typical behavior of a RSS reader, I'll find some other solution, but I'd like to know.

Thanks in advance.

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[495] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 19th May 2005 at 13:53 -0400

MarcL,
Refreshing and displaying feed are two different things. When a feed is refreshed, the extension read all headline from the RSS file and create a internal array of headlines. If the feed already have a list of old headlines (before the refresh), there is a smart merge between the old and the new list. That is to say that all new headlines coming from the RSS file are append to the internal list, and all old headlines in the internal array that are not in the list coming from the RSS file are purged (from memory).
So you can only see on screen what is in the RSS file, if an headline is out-of-date and remove from the file, it will be remove from the screen too.
Then, you also have the filter and some options to reduce the number of displayed headlines, based on the date received, date read, etc...

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[496] Submitted by: MarcL on Thursday 19th May 2005 at 14:06 -0400

Hmmmm...

In my test.xml file, I have two items, A and B. When first read, both items show.

If I edit test.xml and change A to A1, then cycle through the feeds to refresh, I see, A, A1, and B even though A is no longer in the file (only A1 and B).

If I purge the local history, then A disappears and I see A1 and B. So, it looks like the smart merge is not purging A from the site's array - at least not until the local history is purged.

But, this does answer my other question - the smart merge keys off the headline, so infoRSS would never see an updated [description] if the [title] stayed the same - at least not until the local history was purged or Firefox restarted.

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[496] Submitted by: MarcL on Thursday 19th May 2005 at 14:08 -0400

Hmmmm...

In my test.xml file, I have two items, A and B. When first read, both items show.

If I edit test.xml and change A to A1, then cycle through the feeds to refresh, I see, A, A1, and B even though A is no longer in the file (only A1 and B).

If I purge the local history, then A disappears and I see A1 and B. So, it looks like the smart merge is not purging A from the site's array - at least not until the local history is purged.

But, this does answer my other question - the smart merge keys off the headline, so infoRSS would never see an updated [description] if the [title] stayed the same - at least not until the local history was purged or Firefox restarted.

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[497] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 19th May 2005 at 14:57 -0400

MarcL,
oh, oh, it seems that this is broken...
I will fix that. It should work the way I have describe with the smart merge. You don't have to purge the history.

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[498] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 19th May 2005 at 15:06 -0400

Gillbert,
Maybe your last bug is linked to that one. Is your last unwanted czech headline an "old" headline, never read, and removed from the news remote RSS file ?

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[499] Submitted by: splib on Thursday 19th May 2005 at 19:30 -0400

Mozilla suite 1.7.8
first tried with version inforss_0_8_8_b8.xpi
set to not show in statusbar, but could'nt get it back. Didn't recognize a likely varialbe in inforss.xml, so I deleted the files in the GUID folder, and inforss.xml, inforss.rdf
then I reinstalled, using current versoin inforss_0_8_8_b11.xpi

also, just thinking...
it looks as if it might be easier (for some purposes) to directly (text editor) edit the inforss.xml. Pasting in the "custom" (location) favicons is good example, since favicons are critical for recognitoin of feeds.

Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)
[500] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 19th May 2005 at 22:57 -0400

splib,
> could'nt get it back.
What has appended ?
> Didn't recognize a likely varialbe in inforss.xml
Can you tell me more ?
You can always modify the inforss.xml file with a text editor, at your own risk. This is a UTF-8 encoded file, and you must keep UTF-8 encoded.
The favicon can be changed by the UI.

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[501] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 20th May 2005 at 15:08 -0400

The official version 0.8.8 will be out tonight.

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[502] Submitted by: Ken on Saturday 21st May 2005 at 17:31 -0400

few small notes...

1. the persistent article bug is still around...

2. if i click on a link which opens a new window (via target="_blank") the inforss status line does not appear in this new window, although if i choose to open in a new window manually (by right-click or ctrl+n) it does.

3. also, not sure if this is an inforss concern or a malformed .rss ...but the feed from www.fark.com ( ) no longer works with inforss. I have deleted my inforss.xml, etc files to reset everything, but to no avail.

looking forward to the offical version

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[503] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 21st May 2005 at 18:06 -0400

Ken,
1) this is a really annoying one because I can't reproduce it here, unless, you describe me a precise step by step to get it, I can't work on it.
2) This is not a bug, when a popup window is open by a javascript or a link, the extension is not activated in this one (not really necessary and less CPU consuming...)
3) I will try that one

4) The official is out, but I can't promote it on mozdev, the CVS server is down. You can get it at
http: // www.ernotte.com / inforss_0_8_8.xpi

Didier

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[504] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 21st May 2005 at 19:09 -0400

Ken,
If you don't have any personnal info in your inforss.xml, you can send it to me. Maybe I can reproduce the bug with it.
Otherwise, what are your setting ?
- cycling ? within group ? with feed or group ?
- scolling ?
click on manual next or previous ?

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[505] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 21st May 2005 at 23:44 -0400

Ken

I have tried the feed from www.fark.com and it works number one. Maybe the server was down ?

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[506] Submitted by: Ken on Sunday 22nd May 2005 at 05:04 -0400

woo, after a good nights sleep it starts to work again :)

I was trying the feed earlier and it was appearing as expected, it might have been just slightly malformed so that inforss wouldnt accept, however things are back to normal now.

As I've said I had cleared my inforss setting files, however the persistent bug has not appeared since then...I will let you know if it pops up again, perhaps this will fix it

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[507] Submitted by: ghmason on Monday 23rd May 2005 at 15:38 -0400

you had a great extension. I liked the scrolling headlines in the status bar. Now, for the life of me I can't figure out how to get them to scroll again. After upgrade to 0.8.8 no workee....

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[508] Submitted by: Gill on Monday 23rd May 2005 at 16:03 -0400

Lighting icon: I think that this behaviour could be improved: If u click on icon which hide/show older news which is off u correctly show only highlited news but when i click again it remove back to "normal" showing of all headlines it loads the next feed instead of just showing all news of previous feed.

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[509] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 23rd May 2005 at 16:24 -0400

ghmason,

In the 088 version, the scrolling feature is stopped when it's not necessary (enough space to display all headline). If you resize down the headline bar until there is not enough space, it should restart scrolling. Does this describe your problem ?

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[510] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 23rd May 2005 at 16:42 -0400

Gill,
If yor have the "cycling mode" set to on, and you click on the "Lighting icon" to show only new headline, and you don't have any new headlines, the feed is empty and the extension automaticaly switches to the next feed. Do you want to switch back to the previous, non empty feed, when you reclick on the "Lighting icon" ?

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[511] Submitted by: mafweb on Monday 23rd May 2005 at 18:26 -0400

I'd like to suggest an extra behavior @ Display full article:
open news item in new tab unless current tab is empty or shows another news item from the same feed, then it opens the news item in the current tab

or in pseudo code:

if ( current tab is empty or shows another news item from the same feed ){
opens the news item in the current tab
} else {
open news item in new tab
}

this would prevents navigation-interuption and keeps the number of tabs down.

Grtz

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[512] Submitted by: Gill on Tuesday 24th May 2005 at 06:51 -0400

no, u r right. Maybe I am wrong this time. to my astonishment it works as it suppose to do today. What I observed yesterday was that it skipped to the next feed when there were some highlighted headlines and some older. it switch to the next feed when I wanted to show all of them again after checking several highlighted. but today its ok. so maybe it was just coincindence...but I will observe it longer to be sure.

But to avoid skipping when there are none highlithed news would be really great to have that several times disscussed numbers (highlithed/total) behind icon of feed or extension. Some of my feeds are probably very long sometimes and I dont know if there are some "flash" news or not before I check it. If none it correctly skip to the next feed....to avoid this would be great to know that there are none flash headlines so I dont click...this also remind me visible splitter on the end of feed...

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[513] Submitted by: Jen Xi on Tuesday 24th May 2005 at 11:46 -0400

I keep getting the Alert saying.
There is a new headline for the feed: blah blah blah.
Is there a way I can disable it? It's irritating when I have feeds from a forum, it keeps popping up everytime someone posts a message

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[514] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 24th May 2005 at 11:51 -0400

Jen Xi,
Yes, open the option dialog, "basic" tab, "general" item list, "popup message with new headline" option...

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[515] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 24th May 2005 at 12:03 -0400

Gill,
It's in my todo list to this counter somewhere in the next release.

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[516] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 24th May 2005 at 12:12 -0400

mafweb,
Are you talking about the "display full article" on the tooltip, or when you click on the headline and open it in a new tab ?
If it's when you click on the headline, it depend on how you use the extension. For example, when I read the headline bar, and I have several unread headlines in it, I just read all headline title and decide for each of them if I want to read it (click) or get rid of it (right click) until I clean the headline bar, then, I read all opened tabs... But maybe your proposal could be an option to activate or not.

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[516] Submitted by: Jen Xi on Tuesday 24th May 2005 at 12:13 -0400

Didier,

Thanks for the fast response dude. Thanks. Really appreciate it.

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[517] Submitted by: Gill on Tuesday 24th May 2005 at 15:22 -0400

Yes, I know.:-) just wanted to add another reason why this feature will be handy :-) Last release is very well done. Seems that not many bugs left if any except that annoying one which occurs only once upon the time....Really good work. there are not many extensions of this quality for FF so far.

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[518] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 24th May 2005 at 15:29 -0400

Thanks for your encouraging comments, Gill.

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[519] Submitted by: Igor N. on Wednesday 25th May 2005 at 13:50 -0400

Didier,
Thanks for include new update Russian locale. Release 0.8.8.1 is very-very good!

And the small offer:
In "InfoRSS Preferences", "Feed/Group", in a tab "Filter" it is good to make an option "case unsensitivity ". For example as checkbox, to the right side of a each field with value of search.

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[520] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 25th May 2005 at 13:54 -0400

Igor,
Thanks, I take note of that.

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[521] Submitted by: BigBear on Thursday 26th May 2005 at 04:20 -0400

base on art. 287:
(infoRSS 0.8.8)

I have problem with the podcast feeds.. i hear nothing..

it seems, that the audio-plugins get not started...
any solution?

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[522] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 26th May 2005 at 07:02 -0400

BigBear,

In order to hear the podcast, you need a audio plugin in FF that can play the sound (like the quicktime plugin), then, you need to move the mouse over the headline to see the tooltip (the option for the tooltip must be "full headline" or "begin of article'). The audio plugin should play the podcast as long as the tooltip is displayed.

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[523] Submitted by: Steve on Friday 27th May 2005 at 09:54 -0400

Great stuff, 2 things though. Sometimes closing a headline with the 'x' icon doesn´t work for me. And when restarting Firefox 1.04 (XP), the headlines that have been read, are back.

cheers

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[523] Submitted by: Steve on Friday 27th May 2005 at 09:55 -0400

Great stuff, 2 things though. Sometimes closing a headline with the 'x' icon doesn´t work for me. And when restarting Firefox 1.04 (XP), the headlines that have been read, are back.

cheers

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[524] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 27th May 2005 at 10:00 -0400

Steve,
From time to time, some user report such a bug of a "ghost" healines. The problem to fix is to reproduce it... and I didn't find yet. If you have a step-by-step procedure to reproduce it, please send it to me :-)

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[525] Submitted by: Igor N. on Saturday 28th May 2005 at 13:05 -0400

Didier,
explain please, that the item means:
"Include feeds from bookmarks"?
(Advance > Main menu)

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[526] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 28th May 2005 at 18:18 -0400

Igor,

It means that the extension parse all the FF bookmark repository, and add a "Add feed xxx" in the infoRSS menu for each RSS bookmark.

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[527] Submitted by: Insaa on Monday 30th May 2005 at 21:43 -0400

I love this. I never used RSS feed before because I couldn't find a system that didn't get in the way. This is great.

I noticed that you can have the entire story pop-up on mouse-over in a window, rather than just the headline. Is it possible that we could see some options for controlling this soon? It would be good if we could decided how large that window should be and also if the window would stay up when the mouse was over it so that we could use the scroll bars.

Love ya work!

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[528] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 30th May 2005 at 23:08 -0400

Insaa,

Thanks for your comments.
Right now, the tooltip is just ... a tootip even if there is a mini browser in it. As soon as you move the mouse out of the headline, FF hides the tooltip. I didn't find a way to prevent this. But you're right, it could be nice... I only have to find a workaround.

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[529] Submitted by: Nikolai on Tuesday 31st May 2005 at 06:17 -0400

Didier,

would it be possible to scrap the whole tooltip thing and just create some kind of fixed-position div with the content you want to show instead? I think this would solve most of the tooltip problems.

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[530] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 31st May 2005 at 07:04 -0400

Nikolai

Most of the tooltip problem are fixed in FF 1.1
Otherwise, I have to reimplement all the logic of a tooltip : mouseover event, mouseout event, display, hide, locate near mouse, etc....

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[531] Submitted by: marC on Wednesday 1st June 2005 at 16:04 -0400

Great extension. My favorite way to track rss and atom.


One problem. When using F11 to go into full screen mode and then F11 again to go back to normal, the status bar becomes about 90% of the screen tall. It's also wider that what is displayable.

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[532] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 1st June 2005 at 23:31 -0400

marC,

It seems that FF 1.1 does not like the attribute width, maxwidth and minwidth any more. I have more some changes in the code to use the style attribute instead. You can redownload the b2 to check.

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[533] Submitted by: Burak on Friday 3rd June 2005 at 05:20 -0400

Hi,
i reported a problem to Googlebar. My opinion it's about working with inforss. please read this forum: ( )
i tried many thing to solve this problem. Problem starts when i install inforss extension ver. 0.8.9b2, 0.8.8.1, 0.8.1. But when i install ver 0.7.25, googlebar highlight tool works. Please read forum ( ) for more information

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[534] Submitted by: Newbee on Friday 3rd June 2005 at 07:55 -0400

Hello, what a great extension! Many thanks for that. There is just one thing I'm missing. I do not want the displayed feed contents to disturb me when I am concentrating on other things, but want to be able to switch them on and off in one action, eg. by double-clicking on the globe icon or something like that. If I haven't overlooked anything, at the moment the shortest way to do that is by right-clicking the icon, changing a radio button option and then confirming by clicking OK. That is quite a long operation. Maybe a solution for that can be included in a future version? I for one would be look forward to it. Thanks again for this otherwise brilliant extension.

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[535] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 3rd June 2005 at 09:32 -0400

Newbee,

Great idea. In my todo list...

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[536] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 3rd June 2005 at 09:35 -0400

Burak,

Looks like a conflict with the two extensions. I take a look at the code of googlebar

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[537] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 4th June 2005 at 01:23 -0400

Burak,

The problem with googlebar is fixed.

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[538] Submitted by: DPO on Saturday 4th June 2005 at 10:50 -0400

Didier,
Using 0.8.8.1 on FF 1.0.4, I cannot disable the new headline popup. If I go to set the option to 'off' and hit 'apply' I get an error box stating "Every field are mandatory !" I have no idea what that even means.
Please help, & thanks for the great extension.
DPO

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[539] Submitted by: Didier, on Saturday 4th June 2005 at 10:55 -0400

Follow up to above, apparently if I make a setting change to another tab or section, I can apply the change. But not if I just attempt to change the popup setting alone.
Thanks again.
DPO

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[540] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 4th June 2005 at 11:00 -0400

DPO,

You must have the current feed not filled in completely. Some mandatory fields must be blank . You must populate them.

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[541] Submitted by: Exod on Saturday 4th June 2005 at 11:24 -0400

I'm representing a small local political group, where I act as the "self-made-informatics-and-new-technologies-specialist". They would like to use RSS as a complementary information support, and also to anounce changes on their website to all their members. It's about 200 people, assuming not everybody will get all the ten or twenty streams, not all streams are public, and so on! I'll have to coordinate all these, and it seems to be a big job for a full-time student.

infoRSS seems to be one of the best integrated aggregator for Firefox, and I'd like to make it their official aggregator, and official Browser.

Is there any solution to create a personalized XPI installator, retriving connection information for each member in a database, or even an installation program for at the same time Firefox and infoRSS? Where can I get informations about XPI programmation? Will you help me (I'll pay, of course!)?

Another question: is the HTTP/SSL login sent through URL or not?

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[541] Submitted by: Exod on Saturday 4th June 2005 at 11:25 -0400

I'm representing a small local political group, where I act as the "self-made-informatics-and-new-technologies-specialist". They would like to use RSS as a complementary information media, and also to anounce changes on their website to all their members. It's about 200 people, assuming not everybody will get all the ten or twenty streams, not all streams are public, and so on! I'll have to coordinate all these, and it seems to be a big job for a full-time student.

infoRSS seems to be one of the best integrated aggregator for Firefox, and I'd like to make it their official aggregator, and official Browser.

Is there any solution to create a personalized XPI installator, retriving connection information for each member in a database, or even an installation program for at the same time Firefox and infoRSS? Where can I get informations about XPI programmation? Will you help me (I'll pay, of course!)?

Another question: is the HTTP/SSL login sent through URL or not?

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[542] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 4th June 2005 at 13:05 -0400

Exod,

Contact me by email. You can find my email on the main page/members

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[543] Submitted by: Exod on Saturday 4th June 2005 at 13:08 -0400

Another thing: HOW DO I GET IT IN FRENCH?

It may sound strange, but I haven't been able to find this option/file. Perhaps vodka and beer last night really corrupted my brain.

Sorry for the last double post!
Salutations de la Suisse!

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[544] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 4th June 2005 at 13:20 -0400

Exod,

Just install the French localized version of Firefox... But it seems that you are already using a french version (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr-FR; rv:1.7.5) . In what language do you see the extension ? in english ?

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[545] Submitted by: Exod on Sunday 5th June 2005 at 03:22 -0400

In english... But I use Mozilla 1.7.5, not Firefox... Do you think it could be significant?

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[546] Submitted by: Snehal on Sunday 5th June 2005 at 15:15 -0400

Hi ,i am using 0.8.8 version and trying to add the url , but whenever i visit this website and go to click on Add Engadget.com menu in the status bar to add the url in my list , it says error in url , but the url is okay , i tried it with other RSS readers and it works like charm but not with inforss , can you please advice.

Regds
Snehal

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[547] Submitted by: Exod on Sunday 5th June 2005 at 16:18 -0400

Well, I'm now on my laptop, using Firefox, and the extension is in french.
Seems to be a compatibility issue with Moz 1.7.5 FR-fr eh?

Regards

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[548] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 5th June 2005 at 22:22 -0400

I have tried with Moz 1.7.5 be it seems that only the english version is availbale. I will try later on a PC.

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[549] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 5th June 2005 at 22:47 -0400

Snehal,

I don't understand your problem. You give me the following url (http: // www.engadget.com/rss.xml), then you say that you want to add this website, but this is an feed url, not a web site. You also talk about "Add Engadget.com" in the menu. How did you get that item in the menu ? If you go to the engadget web site, then you click on the extension icon to popup the menu, you will see at the begining of the menu "add RSS 2.0 ( This is the item to click to add the engadget feed in InfoRSS. If you have cut & past the address (http :// www.engadget.com), this url is in the clipboard and the extension also add it to the menu as a potential feed url, but in this case, this is not a RSS feed url, so you can't click on "Add http :// www.engadget.com" item in the menu.

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[550] Submitted by: Snehal on Monday 6th June 2005 at 01:42 -0400

Hi Didier,

okay once i go to ( , and i click on the inforss globe icon on the status bar it has this item in the menu Add RS 2.0 ( , now when i click this to add it to my list it pops up a error saying "Error in the url" , i tried editing an existing RSS entry say BBC , and replaced its xml url with the one of Engadget , now when i click on BBC to view the Engadget news , the globe icon starts blinking as in it is retrieving news items , but displays nothing , when i change the current feed to say Gizmodo it displays that particular news feed, the Engadget rss url is okay and is working with Sage and Habari Xenu , but not with inforss , should i install any other version ?

Hope i made my point clearer this time.
Thanks for your time.

Regds
Snehal

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[551] Submitted by: Tony Green on Monday 6th June 2005 at 06:48 -0400

InfoRSS does everything I've been looking for in a newsticker - I especially like the fact that it automatically removed headlines I've read and that I can get rid of those I'm not interested in. Many thanks for a great extension.

One small thing that might improve it for me would be to be able to set filters that are case-insensitive. For example, as I'm not interested in sport, at the moment I need one filter for "football" and one for "Football", but just one for both would be great.

Not a high priority though...
Cheers
Tony

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[552] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 6th June 2005 at 07:08 -0400

Message to everybody,

Can someone reproduce that bug described in post #550 by Snehal ?
I already have the engadget feed in my list, but I have deleted it and recreated it without any problem ?

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[553] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 6th June 2005 at 07:13 -0400

Tony Green,

Thanks for your comments,
That's an easy to implement one. Just curious about the performance, because this means that both string should be converted in lower or uppercase before the test. Maybe I should add a switch to activate it. I think somebody else also made a request for that.

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[554] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 6th June 2005 at 10:58 -0400

Exod,

I have downloaded the PC version of Moz 1.7.5 with the fr-FR installer and the extension is in french. Could you try to create a new profile and readd the extension with this profile ?

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[555] Submitted by: Igor N. on Monday 6th June 2005 at 12:59 -0400

Tony Green,
I too have suggested to add such option (see post #519).

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[556] Submitted by: Exod on Thursday 9th June 2005 at 13:33 -0400

To: Didier, Snehal

Well I did a cut&paste on the weblink you submited, and I got the same bug: Error in url.
Then I pasted it in my adress bar, and launched the browsing... Oh surprise (you should pronounce with french accent...) : the same error, from Firefox...
Looking closerly, I noticed the space after http, and removed it, and everything has been solved.

So my question is: are you sure the problem doesn't come from this space (well, it would be surprising, but chasing bugs don't allows such little mistakes)?

If not, I can't help you, my extension works well.

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[557] Submitted by: Hartmeister on Friday 10th June 2005 at 02:24 -0400

I'm trying to use the app to automatically download podcasts (in mp3 format) to a particular directory on my computer while will then sychronize to my mobile listening device. Can this do this? I've tried other RSS agregators but my wonderful ContectProtect doesn't let me use stand alone RSS agregators (despite many email to the tech support department).

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[558] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 10th June 2005 at 06:58 -0400

Hartmeister,

You will be able to do this with the 0.8.9 release when it will completed. In the 0.8.9.beta 3 you can hear the podcast when you grag the mouse over the headline, you can set you destination directory to download podcast, but the download process is not implemented yet. This is my next item to do in my to do list and I'm working on it.

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[559] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 10th June 2005 at 07:08 -0400

Hartmeister,

It will be available in the next release 0.8.9 beta 4

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[560] Submitted by: Mark Jackson on Friday 10th June 2005 at 17:06 -0400

Very nice! I have a question and a feature request.

Q: Just upgraded to 0.8.8, and there are a lot of new little icons (controlled by Headlines Area / Icon). Where is their meaning documented? (There are no tooltips.)

FR: Having the crawl in the footer area interferes with the autodisplaying task bar in Windows XP. Having it in a separate bar at the top solves this problem but uses up more vertical space than I would like (laptop screen). Any chance of display in the Personal Toolbar Folder bar, which is presently underutilized?

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[561] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 10th June 2005 at 19:13 -0400

Mark Jackson,

You should see the tooltip on these icons but there is a bug with FF 1.0.x and the tooltip position (fixed in FF 1.1) . If you have an autohide taskbar then the firefox should take all the space on the screen and the bottom on the FF window should correspond to the bottom of the screen. And since FF displays the tooltip below the icon.... it's displayed below the screen. Just chnage the location of the extension (top toolbar), and you should see them.
Moving the extension in the personnal toolbar is already in my todo list for the 0.8.9 release.

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[562] Submitted by: Steven on Thursday 16th June 2005 at 04:31 -0400

First off great extention... I have the feed running on a bar on the bottom of the browser but I cant seem to get it to display anymore than 25 characters. I even tried setting it to display only 5 characters, but it seems to only want to display 25. I also cannot increase or decrease the number of news headlines displayed from the default of 3.

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[563] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 16th June 2005 at 09:57 -0400

Steven,

Can you send me the url of that feed, or even better your inforss.xml file (first remove private info : gmail account, private feed, etc)

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[564] Submitted by: DCJoeDog on Wednesday 22nd June 2005 at 13:34 -0400

I love you program, and is EASILY the best one around, but is there anyway you can make this a normal toolbar. I like having nothing but actual staus items on my statusbar, and also would like to have the rss feeds at eye level.

Keep up the good work.
ciao

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[565] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 22nd June 2005 at 13:38 -0400

DCJoeDog,

It's already in my to do list. The list of new features for the next release is already close (I have to close it one day or another), but I will look at that for the next one.

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[566] Submitted by: Aquariuzz on Wednesday 22nd June 2005 at 17:23 -0400

Is Info RSS capable of handling a feed in OPML? I am still picking up how to use this program. It does so much more than I roiginally knew!!

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[567] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 22nd June 2005 at 18:24 -0400

Aquariuzz,

You can import an OPML file (using append to the existing repository or replace mode). You can also export to an OPML format file. To do this, just open the option dialog, click on "Advanced" tab, click on item "repository", and then, click on import or export.

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[568] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 23rd June 2005 at 12:15 -0400

Response to DCJoeDog: you can move the scrolling feed from the bottom to the top of the Firefox window. If you look in the options and the "basic tab" menu, choose the "Headlines area" option. There you can change the location (top or bottom).

Otherwise move/resize the Firefox window around until it meets you eye level. I also suggest possibly scooting up/down in you chair or putting phone books under you monitor until the proper level is met.

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[569] Submitted by: SavageS on Thursday 23rd June 2005 at 12:21 -0400

I've since removed any filter to make it easier for me. I imagine a fresh/clean install would help me too, but I've been to lazy to do that. Keep up the good work! I can't wait until the next version comes out!

I wonder when this project will be complete and you go to your next project. Are you planning on any other FF extensions? Thanks

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[570] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 23rd June 2005 at 14:18 -0400

SavageS,

Thanks for your comments. I'm wondering too.... Every time I release a version, I think that I could take a rest, but after few days I (or other users...) notice that I can improve it... Never ending story. So far, I have no other project. Sorry :-)

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[571] Submitted by: philip.chee@gmail.co on Tuesday 28th June 2005 at 07:54 -0400

Re: Translation page. Why do you need a translation for "Singapore" since the people there will be most likely using the English version or if not then one of the Chinese translations?

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[572] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 28th June 2005 at 08:47 -0400

philip,

You must be right. I just picked up some stats from the web server and build this list without clearing it.

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[573] Submitted by: Igor N. on Friday 1st July 2005 at 14:19 -0400

I have an offer. In a window of Option for infoRSS:
Basic > Headlines style
In section "Recent headline style":
1) to replace heading "Color" on "Example" or " Recent headline".
2) the image "recent headline" should change depending on a choice of corresponding properties (italic, bold, font style, font size, foreground color, etc.)

Possibly it will strongly "weight" extension...

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[574] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 1st July 2005 at 23:23 -0400

Igor (and other),
Redownload the RC1. The headline style dialog has been changed

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[575] Submitted by: Gill on Saturday 2nd July 2005 at 08:51 -0400

Igor: Great idea
Didier: very well done :-) looks good, works great.

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[576] Submitted by: Igor N. on Saturday 2nd July 2005 at 13:24 -0400

Didier, it is magnificent!
And other properties? For example, icons (favicon, enclosure, banned) too can be displayed (or to not display) in a "Sample".

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[577] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 3rd July 2005 at 18:26 -0400

Igor,
Sure, why did I miss those one ?

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[578] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 3rd July 2005 at 22:19 -0400

Igor,
RC1 has been updated.

All translators:
Updated german, russian, chinese locale.

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[579] Submitted by: free-lexx on Monday 4th July 2005 at 07:07 -0400

Hello! I want to report You about one bug (maybe in my head :-) )
Headlines represented not well in status bar. There are some dights, special symbols and english letters mixed together without order instead of normal headlines in russian. But when I debugging my RegExp in preview window, russian text displayed OK.
Source:
RegExp: [^"]*"([^"]*)[^>]*>[^>]*>([^

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[580] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 4th July 2005 at 09:33 -0400

free-lexx,

(read source : http: // www.rbc.ru in the previous post)
Could you send me the exact regexp + headline + title + date + ... of your html feed ?
Your regexp in your last post seems to be not completed.

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[581] Submitted by: SavageS on Wednesday 6th July 2005 at 13:22 -0400

After the update to 89 I've noticed that during feed update my CPU utilization is at 100%, which freezes just about everything. (I'll send my inforss.xml via email.) I have my feeds update every 30 minutes and since I have a lot of feeds, that take about 40 minutes to update them all, this gets annoying. I turn off the InfoRSS activity to remain sane. Any ideas? Anyone else have this issue?

Thanks Didier

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[582] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 6th July 2005 at 17:24 -0400

I have noticed that if you don't use the status bar to see the headline (top or bottom of the screen), there is a useless CPU intensive process that takes 100% for a few seconds. The problem is fixed now, but before you get the fix, you can use the status bar to see the headline.

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[583] Submitted by: Luca on Thursday 7th July 2005 at 05:41 -0400

Hi, I've installed inforss 0.8.7 on Mozilla 1.7.6.
It works in messenger but... the browser don't start!
I tryed to unistall inforss manually but the browser still don't start. And I can't try to reinstall inforss without the browser...
Any suggestion?
Thanks

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[584] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 7th July 2005 at 07:02 -0400

Luca,
Did you install the 0.8.7 or 0.8.9 version ?
How did you manually uninstall it ?

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[585] Submitted by: Jamez on Saturday 9th July 2005 at 03:09 -0400

I have mozilla 1.7.8 on windows Me every time I try to update inforss from 0.8.4 to 0.8.9 I get error -239
If i try to remove inforss by deleteing the f65bf62a-... folder it removes inforss, but it also takes out the browsers file menu, and I still get error 239 when I attempt to install 0.8.9
Can anybody help???

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[586] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 9th July 2005 at 06:43 -0400

Jamez

To completely remove infoRSS, you have to remove the {f65bf62a-5ffc-4317-9612-38907a779583} directory, but also the inforss.xml file and inforss.rdf (may not exists in 084) in the FF profile. You will loose your feed settings, but there is a large gap between the structure and the encoding method between the inforss.xml (084) and inforss.xml (089) that this may be a good thing to delete it to avoid problem. Does that helps ?

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[587] Submitted by: java007 on Sunday 10th July 2005 at 18:23 -0400

Love the extension, but I would like to disable the notification sound that I started hearing with the latest update I've installed (0.8.9).

Is there an easy way to do this? I looked through the menu's and searched the home page, but found nothing that looked relevant.

Thanks...

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[588] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 10th July 2005 at 21:45 -0400

No, It's not possible for the moment...
Maybe in a next release...

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[589] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 11th July 2005 at 11:59 -0400

How do setup synchronize advanced option for my new www. litefeeds. com ? I've setup the FTP server address as a HTTP to litefeeds. The directory to which my feed is in and my login and password. Those feeds on litefeeds somewhat mimic what feeds I already have in InfoRSS, will that causes issues? Should I use InfoRSS feeds setup or litefeeds? Thanks

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[590] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 11th July 2005 at 18:04 -0400

SavageS,
I took a look at your site (first I mispell for www. livefeeds. com and I got a totaly different site :-)) and I don't think your can use the synchronize feature as it is. The synchronize feature is use to synchronize 2 (or more) FF with the same "offline" repository. Technicaly , it pushes the inforss.xml and the inforss.rdf on the server using ftp or webdav (http) protocol. So I don't know how your can push your feeds on that server. Maybe with an OPML export and import on the site ?

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[591] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 11th July 2005 at 18:39 -0400

Thanks. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't me, since I never used that feature before.

Yeah you have to make sure of the site you type in, my Mom was most surprised to see www. Whitehouse. com

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[592] Submitted by: dsgoen on Tuesday 12th July 2005 at 21:21 -0400

I would also like to disable the notification sound. It's a pet peeve; I really don't like beeps and I really don't like my computer to make any noise unless I specifically ask for it. The first thing I do with a new computer is disable all the beeps and bleeps.

Great RSS reader that you have here, even if it is noisy at the moment.

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[593] Submitted by: Angus on Friday 15th July 2005 at 22:58 -0400

Howdy,

I'm just getting into this RSS thing. I'm having some problems:
I tried to add the feed www.floragraham.com but it didn't work. There's no error message if it doesn't work.
There's a test button, but it doesn't seem to do anything. Now I see from the faq that it's only for testing regexs, right? You might want to grey it out when adding an RSS feed.
I tried dragging the url www.floragraham.com onto the bar instead of adding it via the prefs. Then I get an error message.
Can someone help me figure out why this site feed doesn't work? It seems to work for other people (at least I haven't heard that it doesn't so I'm assuming it does :-)

Thanks in advance.

Angus

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050711 Firefox/1.0.5
[594] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 16th July 2005 at 00:08 -0400

dsgoen,
Ok, this will be an option in a next release.

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[595] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 16th July 2005 at 00:12 -0400

Angus,

Your site (url) is the main url of the site, it's not an url of a RSS feed. Just type in your url in the url bar of FF and the web page will be displayed. Then, you will see a little orange radar icon in the status bar, click on it, and open the submenu "add to inforss", then select the subitem in the submenu.
The "test" button is to test the url of the icon, not to test the reg exp. There is a test for the reg exp, but your must be on the HTML feed setting page to see it.

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[596] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 16th July 2005 at 00:13 -0400

java007,
Same as dsgoen...

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[597] Submitted by: norcimo on Saturday 16th July 2005 at 17:55 -0400

Good extension, just what I've been after, especially the ability to handle HTML "feeds" using regex. However, while that seems to work well some of the time, on other occasions it fails. The test of the regex in the options dialogue show what I want but no headlines ever appear in the actuall inforss bar. Are there known bugs in this process (I couldn't find a relevent bug filed)?

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[598] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 16th July 2005 at 18:02 -0400

norcimo,

Send me all info about your HTML feed, and I will take a look (url, regexp, $1, $2, ...)

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+
[599] Submitted by: norcimo on Saturday 16th July 2005 at 18:31 -0400

Didier,

Thanks for the swift response!

The page I'm trying to parse is (warning, truely awful code there). The regex is built up a bit adhoc to get it to do what I wanted, but I've tried slight variations without any greater success.

(.*)(|\n)*.*(([^

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[600] Submitted by: norcimo on Saturday 16th July 2005 at 18:32 -0400

Grr, comments seem to mess up the code, so I'll email you the information!

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[601] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 16th July 2005 at 18:39 -0400

norcimo,
The best thing to do is to email me the info. There are some filter on this blog: greater and smaller sign

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[602] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 16th July 2005 at 18:52 -0400

norcimo,
I notice that the link for each headline is hard coded with the same url (the url of the web site). There is a option in inforss to use the FF history database to check if the use has already see that url directly (without using inforss), and if yes, the headline is not shown. In your case, if you ever open the web site url, inforss will consider you already have read all of your feed. You can deactivate this check againt FF history (feed/group > setting > use application history data set to off). It should fix the problem. You can also remove the inforss.rdf because all your headlines are flaged as "read"

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[603] Submitted by: norcimo on Saturday 16th July 2005 at 19:26 -0400

Didier,
I'd thought of turning off that option (sorry for not mentioning that!) but hadn't tried deleting inforss.rdf. Just checked the Use Application History Data is off and deleted inforss.rdf (with Firefox shutdown). Still no headlines though...

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[604] Submitted by: norcimo on Sunday 17th July 2005 at 07:20 -0400

It seems something strange may be going on with that particular site. Copying the page (by a cut and paste of the source code) into my own webspace shows what I've done to work with the copy, but not with the original. I've even tried this on a fresh profile with only inforss installed and having visited neither the original or copied page in case browser history and/or other extensions were interfering, but the results are the same. None of this really explains why it works in the options setup but not when "live".

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[605] Submitted by: Bruceahz on Tuesday 19th July 2005 at 11:21 -0400

Am I missing something? No matter the state of the check boxes it seems that read headlines are hidden.

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[606] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 19th July 2005 at 11:29 -0400

Bruceahz,

If you set the "hide viewed headline" option to off, you should see the read headline, otherwise as soon as you read them, they are remove from the headline area.

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[607] Submitted by: Bruceahz on Tuesday 19th July 2005 at 11:38 -0400

I realized that. As I said, no matter the state of the check box(es), both old and viewed headlines are hidden.

Is there a way to wipe out the "viewed" status of headlines?

Also, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling but found that the reinstalled version "remembered" my old settings. Is there an easy registry tweak to completely uninstall and start again?

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
[608] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 19th July 2005 at 11:42 -0400

Bruceahz,
The setting is stored at a different place from the extension directory. If you reinstall the extension you will keep the old setting (usefull for the upgrade... :-)
You have to localize the inforss.rdf file (history file with viewed/banned/read date, etc) and delete it.

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[609] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 22nd July 2005 at 19:05 -0400

Question to all user:
The activity concept at the feed and group level is a new concept in the latest release (0.8.9). So far, there is no correlation between the activity of a group and the activity of the associated feed. When a group activity is set to true, this has no impact on the activity of the associated feed. I have a change request in bugzilla to do so. Personnaly, I don't second it , but what do you think ?

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[610] Submitted by: Mick on Monday 25th July 2005 at 07:43 -0400

Have addeed 8.9.1. Have added a few new feeds. Things appear only randomly and do not scroll. Have a scrolling speed of 16. Am i missing something.

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[611] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 25th July 2005 at 08:54 -0400

Mick,

In order to investigate, send me your inforss.xml file (in FF profile directory)

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[612] Submitted by: bob teatow on Monday 25th July 2005 at 11:26 -0400

Definitely need to make the notification sound tweakable ON/OFF and let me pick the "tune" - right now it is the same sound as my incoming email and that is driving me a little nutsy.

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[613] Submitted by: SavageS on Monday 25th July 2005 at 18:11 -0400

Just checked the FF JavaScript Console and noticed lots of errors from the InfoRss.js line 466

this.caller.stopFlashingIcon();

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[614] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 25th July 2005 at 21:25 -0400

SavageS,
Should be fixed in the next release.

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[615] Submitted by: magilvia on Wednesday 27th July 2005 at 07:43 -0400

I really like this extension, It's the best reader extension!
I have two notes:

1) I set "Collapse bar if no headlines" to "on" but even if my bar is empty it does not collapse. The icon read:
# headlines 71
# unread headlines 0
# new headlines 0

What's wrong ?

2) Is it possible to have the new headline text whitin the Popup message ? It's not very usefull as it is now.

Thanks

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[616] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 27th July 2005 at 09:32 -0400

magilvia,
If you have a problem like this, the only way for me to reproduce it is to send me your inforss.xml file.
What do you call "popup message" ? the new message notifier ?

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[617] Submitted by: magilvia on Wednesday 27th July 2005 at 11:20 -0400

No problem but where I can find your email?
With popup message I mean that message which pops up on top of all applications when a new headline is available and reads:
[B]New headline[/B]
xx.xx.xxx a new headlines is available for the feed...

Thanks

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[618] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 27th July 2005 at 11:46 -0400

magilvia,

Go to the Members tabs on this site. ( inforss. mozdev. org / members.html)

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[619] Submitted by: magilvia on Thursday 28th July 2005 at 02:49 -0400

Well, that was not too complicated :)
file sent.
Thanks

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[620] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 28th July 2005 at 22:59 -0400

magilvia,

I take a look at your inforss.xml, and it seems that you are not locating the headline bar in the status bar, so the "collapse bar" feature is not activated in that case. It only works with a headline bar in the status bar.
I can't put the headline in the notify popup since you can have long list of new headlines within the feed.

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[621] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 3rd August 2005 at 23:11 -0400

I need everybody's help:
Since few users are complaining about slow start of FF, and I don't notice that on my different comptuter (home + office), I can't fix that one. If you have such a problem, I want to know a little about your config (other extension, plateform, firewall, antivirus, ...) and every thing that could help me. thanks a lot for your collaboration.

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[622] Submitted by: pvck on Tuesday 9th August 2005 at 08:06 -0400

Hey Didier, great work on this extension. I've yet to find an rss reader for firefox I like, but yours may well do it...

I wanted to let you know that I ran into an issue that I saw mentioned once above, but I don't think came up again. I attempted to add a feed to check my gmail given the url you mentioned (which you may want to make a bit more obvious on the home page, btw, that's a really useful feature you might want to play up a little), and when entering the url manually I got back a sort of generic error stating that there was a problem with the url. However, when I put the url into another rss aggregator (feeddemon in this case), exported it as OPML, and imported that file into inforss, it seems to have worked.

Obviously, this isn't a real problem for me any more, but I thought you might like to know. This is with firefox 1.0.6, inforss 0.8.9.3, on an XP machine.

Again, awesome extension, cheers, and props to your fine work.

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[623] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 9th August 2005 at 08:28 -0400

pvck,

gmail loves changing the url of the rss feed mail reader. Maybe the one that I have on the home page is out-of-date. Could you give me the url that causes a problem (Caution: please type white space after each . or / otherwise it will be erased from the port

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[624] Submitted by: A Booth on Tuesday 9th August 2005 at 10:36 -0400

Excellent applet. One gripe and that is; when I read the headlines via the tooltip, it would be nice if it didn't cycle to the next rss feed while I'm half way through reading a headline. If I move my mouse over an article, to get the tooltip to appear, it stops scrolling. If it delayed the rss cycle too, until I move the mouse off the article, that would be great.

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[625] Submitted by: Azafran on Tuesday 9th August 2005 at 11:34 -0400

Great extension.
I've used it since first verrsions and iprovements was fine and expected for.
But there is a little bug in HTML parsing, while using minibrowser.
<font color="red">test1</font>
rendered into red word "test1", as it should
but
<font color="red">test1</font>
also rendered into red word "test1" instead of "test1"

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6
[626] Submitted by: Azafran on Tuesday 9th August 2005 at 11:39 -0400

addition to the previous comment. (because of stripped tags)
The last line I mean:
also rendered into red word "test1" instead of "[font color="red"]test1[/font]"
//Replace [] with angle brackets.

PS: In your code you use such construction
var re = new RegExp("...", "gi");
re.multiline = true;

It may be written as:
var re = new RegExp("...", "gim");

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[627] Submitted by: pvck on Tuesday 9th August 2005 at 17:18 -0400

The url for the gmail feed that I'm using is:
https:/ / mail . google . com / mail / feed / atom

Curiously, now that I've sent myself a test message, it seems to work in my other rss reader but doesn't seem to produce anything in inforss.

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[628] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 9th August 2005 at 17:38 -0400

pvck,
What is your setting for "use application history data" on this feed? It should be set to "OFF", otherwise, once you have read one mail, all other mail will disapear (unless you have the "hide read headline" set to off)

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[629] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 9th August 2005 at 20:17 -0400

Yes, it "would" be great, but technicaly speaking, I don't know how to do this. Refresh are driven by "timer". I can start a timer, stop a timer, but I have no way to know how many time is remaining on a timer and I can't suspend a timer.

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[630] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 9th August 2005 at 20:19 -0400

Azafran,
I have answered on the mailing list.
If you see post#147, I had to decript the description two times to fix that bug, but in your case, only one is enough... What do I do ?

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[631] Submitted by: Sujit on Thursday 11th August 2005 at 18:26 -0400

Hi,
I am trying to install 0.8.9.3 using following command
firefox.exe -install-global-extension inforss-0.8.9.3-fx+mz+tb.xpi , it gets added to extension list but nothing comes up in toolbar.

its Firefox 1.06 on XP.

Thanks.

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
[632] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 11th August 2005 at 18:34 -0400

I don't know that way of adding an extension. Could you uninstall the extension, open FF, open your xpi file and you shoud see the extension manager install window.

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[633] Submitted by: Ryvita on Wednesday 17th August 2005 at 02:48 -0400

Hi there,

when I want to add a rss-feed by drag and drop on that globe-icon, an error message pops up "RSSList has no properties" (happened with this
When I enter the address with "new feed" there is just a red ball shown and a tick for activity.

I guess it is just a basic mistake by myself. (?)

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[634] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 21st August 2005 at 22:47 -0400

Ryvita,

I have taken your feed : http: // news.bbc.co.uk/ rss/ sportonline_uk_edition/ front_page/ rss.xml and added it succesfully in my list of feed with drag and drop. Can you add other feed or do you have this problem with all your feeds ?

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[635] Submitted by: Ryvita on Monday 22nd August 2005 at 05:09 -0400

I removed and reinstalled your extension. Suddenly it's working just fine. Next time I should do so first, before bothering others...;->

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[636] Submitted by: Spongers on Friday 9th September 2005 at 13:44 -0400

I have 1.5 beta (Deer Park) installed and have tried several times to install your extension, but it keeps saying this version of Firefox is not supported. I have tried the latest version from mozdev, and from the firefox extenstions website. I am running xp sp2. Any help?

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[637] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 9th September 2005 at 14:04 -0400

Spongers ,
The new beta version of Firefox uses a version number in the signature equal to 1.4. So far, all FF version have a version number equal to 1.0.x. I have modified the install description file of inforss to accept the 1.4 version of FF. Feel free to download the patched version at http : // www. ernotte. com / inforss_0_8_9_3.xpi

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[638] Submitted by: Spongers on Friday 9th September 2005 at 14:17 -0400

Didier,
Thank you!

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[639] Submitted by: Spongers on Friday 9th September 2005 at 14:44 -0400

Didier,

I have it installed now but whenever I have more than one feed scrolling at a time it messes up my window. The only way to fix it is to close FF and re-open, but once it refreshes the feeds it takes over my window again. Where can I send you a screenshot of what is going on?

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[640] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 9th September 2005 at 15:18 -0400

The extension hasn't been tested with this version yet. It was 90% functionnal with Deer Park and some pathch was made for Deer Park to work. Unfortunately, the specitic Deer Park pathes are not considered by the new Firefox 1.5 since the version number is different from the Deer Park one. I will work on that this week-end.
Look at the "members" tab on this page for my email address.

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[641] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 12th September 2005 at 13:14 -0400

Spongers,
I have made the modification for Firefox 1.5 more "official" in the 0.8.9.4 version, but I can't see a messed up window. I have a group of feed, and all feeds are ok.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050908 Firefox/1.4
[642] Submitted by: OOTBOXZY on Thursday 15th September 2005 at 02:42 -0400

Hello Didier, great work on this extension, but i have a question.
I have firefix in English and i would like to keep it in English, but i wuold like to have inforss in Slovenian language. Is it posible?

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[643] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 15th September 2005 at 06:58 -0400

OOTBOXZY,
unfortunately no, unless I made you a special version where I replace the content of the en-US directory with the content of the sl-SL directory

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; fr-fr) AppleWebKit/312.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/312.3
[644] Submitted by: Robby2 on Friday 16th September 2005 at 05:37 -0400

Didier,

I was pleased to see the update to support FF 1.5 beta 1, however I have the same problem as bug 11398 (FF not closing). On top of that I can not seem to open another FF window when infoRSS is installed (I think that is related to bug 11398).
My guess is that it has something to do with the infoRSS splash screen showed at startup which seem to start in a seperate window. This splash screen is showed every time I start FF and I can't find a way to disable that.

I'm running FF1.5b1 on XP.

Greetings,

Robby2

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[645] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 16th September 2005 at 06:33 -0400

Robby2,

I have notice that too, but I don't think it's related to the splash screen. I don't have that problem here. The splash screen is supposed to show up only once just after an upgrade. Then, the FF pref inforss.installed.version should be set with the latest version number. If not, there is a problem somewhere. Could you check that. I will take a look at the open window problem this week-end.

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[646] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 17th September 2005 at 10:04 -0400

Robby2,
I have found the bug. You could redownload the latest version on http: // www. ernotte . com / inforss_0_8_9_4.xpi

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[647] Submitted by: Robby2 on Monday 19th September 2005 at 03:54 -0400

Was about to check the inforss.installed.version pref. but saw your update. It all seems to work now. Thank you very much.
I can open more FF windows now, and I don't see the splash screen anymore. FF also shuts down normaly now.
Great work.

Robby2

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[648] Submitted by: Orion on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 04:58 -0400

Hi,

Situation: I have a newsgroup that maintains news for months and I want to see only the newest headlines. It is presently possible to show only new headers or use filters. However:
1. Hiding old headers has a time limit of 120 minutes and affects all feeds.
2. That (and some other feeds) require other filters and any/all settings can not be mixed.

What I need is an per-feed article expiration time, that can be days or even weeks.

Are You planning to add that functionality to Your otherwise excellent program? (best one so far :-) )

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[649] Submitted by: Muerz on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 06:07 -0400

Hi Didier,
Great work with this extension. Unfortunately, since I updated Firefox to the newest 1.06 release, I'm not able anymore to resize the inforss application. This means, the earth icon is stuck in the right corner of the status bar and I can't use inforss anymore. Any input on how to resolve this?

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[650] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 06:50 -0400

Orion,

Can you give me your definition of the "newest headline". If you set in the filter the "headline #" to a value of 3 max, you will see only the last 3 headlines, which are the newest for that feed . Am I right ?

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[651] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 06:54 -0400

Muerz,

Could you take a look at the inforss.xml file and give what is the value for the attribute "scrollingArea". In the meantime, you can change your setting and locate the headline bar at the top or the bottom of the screen. The is no resize in that case. Before this, Can you set the debug setting to on (all 3) and try to resize the area to see if you have error popup ?

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[652] Submitted by: Muerz on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 07:51 -0400

Didier,

When turning on the debugs, I get the following error message:
object::checkscroll:typeerror:news has no properties

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[653] Submitted by: Orion on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 09:50 -0400

Didier,

Yes, but when You read the initial # headlines (old or new), the ones that are read are replaced by older, unread headlines -- which in this case is pointless.

For example: Digitoday News (or whatever) should show all todays (as in 24 hours) unread news headers (even those that came 00:01 am), but not older ones as they are useless. Since that expiration time limit varies by feed, the present global settings seem insufficient.

Presently 'Hide old headlines' does not seem to allow setting the age definition of old/new. That would be a quick solution, but not sufficient for the purpose I am looking for since it is global.

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[654] Submitted by: Orion on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 10:23 -0400

Another good feature would be a feed priority level -setting. For example I don't necessarily need to instantly know that someones cat in Australia got kittens, but I sure would like to know if the highway to home is blocked due to a bus accident in a snowstorm.

A filter would exclude all other news, so it does not work...

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[655] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 11:18 -0400

Muerz ,

and what is the value of the attribute "scrollingArea" in inforss.xml file ?

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[656] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 11:21 -0400

Orion ,

No, If you set a filter to read on the first 3 headlines, you will only the first 3. If you read one of them, you will only see two. Don't mix the "# of news" in the setting tab and the "headline #" in the filter tab. Which one are you taking about ?

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[657] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 11:24 -0400

Orion ,

Could you explain a little bit more. Do you mean that when you display a group of feed, when a new headline is published, you want to sort the healdines based on the priority of the feed instead of the feed position in the group ?

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[658] Submitted by: Muerz on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 12:51 -0400

Didier,

Well I can't find the inforss.xml file. I think it is time to reinstall inforss. :(

Any chance of saving my data before deleting and reinstalling?

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[659] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 22nd September 2005 at 13:22 -0400

Muerz ,

If you delete and reinstall the extension, you won't loose anything since the repository is not located in the extension directory. You can find the repository (inforss.xml file) in the c:\/Documents & Settings/username/Application Data/Mozilla/firefox/profiles/xyz/...
Otherwise, you can always export in OPML format and then reimport it after.

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[660] Submitted by: Orion on Friday 23rd September 2005 at 08:02 -0400

Didier,

First issue:

I meant , but that is beside my point. What I need is an action sequence.

1. New headlines (less than x minutes old, shown in bold)

2. Recent headlines (from 'x minutes' , to 'y hours/days' or 'today', shown normal)

3. Older headlines (older than 'today' or 'y hours/days', not shown, like they were killed with right-click)

Filters won't do because 'and' & 'or' cannot be mixed (other filters exist). Besides, I don't think filter would be a good way to handle this issue, IMHO.


Second issue:
I was thinking about the priority of the feed. Did You mean that it is already possible to change the feed position (priority) within a group? I haven't found that option yet?

But You are right about the feed position method, it would be better that way... If there was a list of all feeds, like the one in 'Advanced -- Report', changing priority would be just dragging and dropping a feed up/down to the right priority-position. And if the groupnames were columns in that list, it would make grouping feeds a bit faster as well.

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[661] Submitted by: Muerz on Wednesday 28th September 2005 at 12:13 -0400

Didier,

I can't get infoRSS to work anymore, even after reinstalling it several times :(

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[662] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 28th September 2005 at 14:12 -0400

Muerz ,

In order to make a clean install, remove the extension, go to the c:\/Documents & Settings/username/Application Data/Mozilla/firefox/profiles/xyz/ directory. If you can locate a directory named {f65bf62a-5ffc-4317-9612-38907a779583}, remove it, and then remove the inforss.xml and inforss.rdf file in the same directory. Then, you can reinstall the extension.

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[663] Submitted by: Dave on Saturday 8th October 2005 at 15:17 -0400

I have what should be a simple (or stupid) question, but I couldn't find the answer by reading the FAQ or right-clicking around.

Once I read all items in a feed, is there a way to mark them all UNREAD, should I want to re-review some of the articles?

Thanks!

- Dave

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[664] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 8th October 2005 at 17:05 -0400

Dave,
There is no way to turn a read headline into an unread headline, but if you set the option "hide read headline" to off, you will see the read headline in the scrolling area.

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[665] Submitted by: Gill on Sunday 9th October 2005 at 02:24 -0400

to DAve: and u also can set in Advanced/Main menu/...headlines...in submenu to ON and then u will see headlines in submenu of every feed after left click on InfoRSS icon. This is what I use in case I need to review headlines

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[666] Submitted by: Dave on Sunday 9th October 2005 at 14:24 -0400

Hi guys.

Thanks for both suggestions! They both accomplish what I really wanted: being able to go back and see what I read but already forgot (CRS Syndrome).

While I've got you on the "line", I've got one more related question. I've got infoRSS as a permanent fixture across the bottom of my Firefox window in a separate bar. I've also got it cycling through my feeds every five minutes. What I noticed is that if I don't get to the items the first time they cycle through, they all show up as "read" (unbolded) the next time that feed shows up.

Does infoRSS automatically mark items "read" when they're cycled? If so, is there any way to shut off this feature? Does the feed cycling have ANYTHING to do with it, or is it coincidental.

Keep up the good work! I'm comparing infoRSS to the $30 FeedDemon reader and so far, infoRSS's ability to show me headlines right within Firefox is winning me over big time.

- Dave

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[667] Submitted by: Dave on Sunday 9th October 2005 at 14:25 -0400

ps. One more suggestion. What about setting up an RSS feed for *this* page? I'd love to be able to keep track of what other people are asking about.

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[668] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 9th October 2005 at 15:19 -0400

Dave,
1) "unbolded" style only means that the headline is no longer considered as a "fresh" news, but it's not considered as "read" by the extension. The "fresh" delay is a parameter in the option dialog.

2) see post #205...

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[669] Submitted by: Gill on Monday 10th October 2005 at 03:16 -0400

to dave: there is one tricky thing about fresh headlines. in options u can find either switch or button to put into the player (lighting icon). If u by either icon or switch turn this option on. Older then fresh headlines will be hidden automatically after set period. So check in your option dialog and among buttons in player that this option is off.

If it is on that it disappear as u said. I believe that in English this option is called hide old headlines and u can find it in tab basic, general third line.

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[670] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 10th October 2005 at 10:08 -0400

Dave,
another thing about keeping track of this page. If you subscribe to the mailing list, all post here are send to the mailing list.

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[671] Submitted by: Muerz on Tuesday 11th October 2005 at 03:35 -0400

Hi Didier, I finally made your extension working again - after reinstalling it completely like you ordered me to. Unfortunately there is still a little problem: Old news headlines I did not visit the whole article still reappear after a few hours and even days - what kind of setting do I have to do to delete news headlines I did not visit?

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[672] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 11th October 2005 at 08:10 -0400

Muerz,
I don't really understand your problem. You said that you have some headlines that you did not visit and that reapprear. This means they have gone and then they reappear. How do you make them gone ? with right-click on them ? What is the setting for the purge history ?

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[673] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 20th October 2005 at 21:38 -0400

Hi,

After few months of break, it's time to start the new release. I've try to collect your good idea into a wish list, but I'm sure I have forgot some good ones. Take a look at the "wish list" tab on the main page, and please, send me your idea. I will add them into this page.
Thanks!

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[674] Submitted by: Phil on Friday 21st October 2005 at 18:40 -0400

Thanks for a very interesting and feature-packed utility.

Here are my current wishlist items, based on a day or so of testing:

One of: resizable configuration dialog or ability to "scroll" data in line/column view.

The columns for tabular data do not extend beyond the fixed width of the configuration dialog.

Thus, as is often the case, if there is more data on a single line than can be easily viewed in the width available, you simply cannot see it. This is particularly an issue in the "Basic,Feed/Group" dialog and the "Advanced,Report" dialog boxes.

Ability to re-set the list of "read/unread" items for subscribed feeds. Oftentimes it is not clear to me if a feed is really working properly (ie, is it missing some articles?), and if I cannot reset the history, it is almost impossible to troubleshoot this. (In the feeds that I am testing on, it is impractical to "display all headlines in submenu" because there are too many articles to make this practical)

Allow configuration of popup notification of new articles/items. Oftentimes this popup goes away so quickly I cannot read it, so it would be nice to be able to "pause" it for a few seconds more. I would also like it to be able to show how many new items there are.

I would like the ability to type manual configuration values in a box for some items that use a slider. For example, when I try to use the slider to set the refresh time, it is extremely "fiddly" and very hard to set precisely. I was trying to set a few feeds to 30-minutes, and whenever I "let go" of the button it would change from the number that was there when I released the mouse. It took me a _very_ long time to set the values I desired.

On-line/context-sensitive help. If there is a way to have a "help" button lead to context-sensitive help, I would be willing to develop that content for you in clear and well-written English. :-)

Cheers,

Phil

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[675] Submitted by: Marc on Sunday 23rd October 2005 at 17:15 -0400

When I am saving podcasts, is there a way to save different ones in different folders? Currently, what I have found is they will only save in the last directory you set in the options. Will (can) this be implemented in a future release? Thanks for a great extension.

Marc

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[676] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 23rd October 2005 at 20:37 -0400

Thanks Phil for your suggestions.
Marc, based on what criteria do your want to have the podcast saved in different locations ?

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[677] Submitted by: vorchiel on Monday 24th October 2005 at 03:28 -0400

how about multiple line of feeds scrolling simultaneously, each other with different scrolling speed, like in tv? just a suggestion..

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[678] Submitted by: Orion on Monday 24th October 2005 at 10:47 -0400

To the Wishlist:

1. Change: 'Tooltip on headlines: Begin of article'

In some feeds the shown 'begin of article' creates a vertical slider, but when You move away from the subject the 'Tooltip' naturally disappears. I think there's 4 options:

a) removing the slider completely
b) making it possible to move to the article Tooltip and use the slider
c) making the tooltip-window flexible or adjustable (my favourite)
d) ignore this annoying idea of mine

2. Addition: On what Browswer-window(s) InfoRSS-bar is shown

I am one of those horrible users who likes to / has to
keep open n+1 programs and n+2 browser windows with 15+ tabs in each. The problem is that headers are shown only on 2 first browser windows. It would make life so much easier if I could select which window(s) should have the InfoRSS-bar. (max. 3, pref. 1)

3. Change/Addition: The expiration sequence control I mentioned earlier. (23rd September 2005)

Anyway: Can't wait to see the new version. :-)

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[679] Submitted by: Marc on Monday 24th October 2005 at 13:20 -0400

I just want each Different Podcast to be saved to it's own folder. Some of the podcasts are not labeled very well by the owners so I just want to be able to keep them seperated so that I can see them quickly. An example would be one folder for c:\Podcasts\Leo Laporte and another folder for C:\Podcasts\Soundbytes
Am i just missing this function?

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[680] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 24th October 2005 at 13:30 -0400

Marc,
Ok, now I see. A different location per feed.

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[681] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 24th October 2005 at 13:35 -0400

Orion,
Users often complain about the "mini browser" tooltip when the description contain HTML code. There are some restriction forced by FF on the max size of the tooltip, and the way a tooltip work. If the description is bigger than the visible area of the mini browser, the slider is automaticaly displayed. As sson as you move the move out the tooltip's object, the tooltip disapear. That the way a tooltip work. I will take a look to find out another way to display the mini browser.

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[682] Submitted by: Muerz on Tuesday 25th October 2005 at 07:09 -0400

Didier,
What I wanted to say in post #671 is that I look for a particular setting I used before reinstalling the extension. What I want, is that each time I right-click on a news headline, it disappears and it won't come back ever again in contrast to the setting I have right now where news headlines I did not visit reappear several times. Was it clearer now? Sorry for my english, Muerz

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[683] Submitted by: Muerz on Tuesday 25th October 2005 at 07:11 -0400

By the way, setting for purge history is
- purge local history after 1 day
- use local history to hide read headlines on

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[684] Submitted by: RobM on Tuesday 25th October 2005 at 08:14 -0400

Muerz,

I think that's the problem right there: If you purge your history every day, how is InfoRSS to know you've discarded the headline?

I understand that when you right-click a headline, InfoRSS adds it to the local history and then removes it from your view. When the feed is fetched again in the future and this headline is fetched again, it is marked as "read" because it's in the history. No history, no way of knowing it's "read".

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[685] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 25th October 2005 at 23:26 -0400

exactly...

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[686] Submitted by: Stephen on Saturday 29th October 2005 at 22:45 -0400

I have been having a problem with this extension. It used to work fine, but one day it just seemed to stop functioning properly. InfoRSS gets stuck on one feed and I can not switch to any other feed that I am subscribed to. I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling and nothing got fixed. I also can no longer add a new feed to the extension.

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[687] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 30th October 2005 at 07:18 -0500

Stephen,
Can you set the debug setting to ON, and try to switch to another feed or add a new feed. You should see popup message. If you can tell me what they are saying ?
In order to reproduce your bug hear, I need your inforss.xml file. Can you send it to me please.

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[688] Submitted by: Stephen on Sunday 30th October 2005 at 12:38 -0500

The popup message that comes up is:

rssFillPopup: TypeError: gInforssRssBundle has no Properties

As for the inforss.xml file, where do you want me to send it to?

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[689] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 30th October 2005 at 18:00 -0500

Look at the "member" tab at the top of the screen, you will see my mail.

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[690] Submitted by: Vladimír Solnický on Thursday 3rd November 2005 at 05:56 -0500

I have found InfoRSS yesterday. Looks like a great extension. Unfortunately it does not add the Atom feed from W3C ( although it validates at feedvalidator.org. The message is something like "Problem reading this URL address" (I use Czceh localisation and FF 1.0.7 cs). Still great for those feeds it works with.

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[691] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 3rd November 2005 at 14:17 -0500

Vladimír ,

It should be fixed in the 0.8.9.5 release, but the grammar of this atom feed is a litle bit different. I still have to work on it to capture the description of each feed.

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[692] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 3rd November 2005 at 22:27 -0500

Vladimír,
It should be fixed

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[693] Submitted by: Simon1026 on Friday 4th November 2005 at 17:09 -0500

Hi I have firefox 1.0.7 and just downloaded and installed inforss 0.8.9.5

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[694] Submitted by: Lee on Thursday 10th November 2005 at 12:29 -0500

This is great. My only problem with it was I wish there was a way to listen to podcasts in the background while browsing, instead of keeping the mouse over the headline. Is there a way to open the plugin (quicktime for example) in a new tab and have it play in there. That would be awesome!

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[695] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 10th November 2005 at 15:01 -0500

Lee ,

It could be a new feature...

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[696] Submitted by: Justin on Friday 2nd December 2005 at 04:10 -0500

I love this extension. I'm just wondering is there a way to change the icons on the status bar? I'm having a hard time telling which ones are active.

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[697] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 4th December 2005 at 22:43 -0500

Justin,
The icons in the status bar are the icon of the feed; You can change them in the option dialog.

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[698] Submitted by: Jean Luc on Saturday 17th December 2005 at 19:26 -0500

Hi
I just found that xpi and am really happy cause it's just what I was looking for!
So first, thanks for such a usefull and practical plugin!

Am running it on Mozilla suite v1.7.12

There's just one thing I'd like to get rid of: how can I disable the welcome page that appears when I lauch my browser?
I've searched through the options, but I may have missed it since english isnt my native language and am not so good at it

Thanks

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[699] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 18th December 2005 at 10:24 -0500

Jean Luc,
You should see the welcome page once right after the installation. If you type about:config in the URL of the browser and you filter on "inforss", you should see "inforss.installed.version" with the version of the installed version you have. You should see "0.8.9.5 or 0.9.0" depending on the version you have.

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[700] Submitted by: Jean Luc on Sunday 18th December 2005 at 22:58 -0500

Oh

Well, I may have found some rare bug here them... Maybe because my browser is Mozilla and not FF

I've checked the config as you mentionned: it shows 0.9.0

Still, the welcome pop-ip comes each time i open the browser

Note: the only other plugin installed is Flasgot

If you want, I can provide any file or screenshot that may help: don't hesitate to ask!

Oh yes: and thank you for your care :)

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[701] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 18th December 2005 at 23:23 -0500

Maybe you can try to delete the inforss.installed.version option in the about:config screen, or change it to "0.8.9"

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[702] Submitted by: Jean Luc on Monday 19th December 2005 at 02:51 -0500

I tried both (with a browser restart) and it's still there... lol

well, that's no big deal, i just click ok... ^^

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[703] Submitted by: Jean Luc on Monday 19th December 2005 at 22:21 -0500

(am saying that cause i like mozilla suite and i won't switch to ff:
;-)

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[704] Submitted by: Tagus on Friday 23rd December 2005 at 22:45 -0500

Yet about several Gmail accounts and note 344
inforss. mozdev. org/notes. html #c344.

In profile directory, there is a file with a string of numbers for the name with a .s extension like this, "6374885.s"; open it in a text editor, and you will see the url's with usernames and passwords coded.

Now change change the google url's accordingly your infoRSS settings as proposed here,
ie. https: // gmail. google. com/ gmail/ feed/ atom ?a , for feed, and
https: // mail. google. com/ mail ?a , for home.

To keep passwords saved in password manager of Firefox, and preventing to have to type everytime you log in, replace https: // google. com with
https: // mail. google. com/ mail ?a or b or c or other name of your account, accordingly.

This 'hack' is working for me with 2 different gmail accounts in winXP Pro SP2, infoRSS v0.8.9.5, until now.

If there's another workaround appreciated to post here.

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[705] Submitted by: Alucinare on Tuesday 10th January 2006 at 03:09 -0500

OK, this is not the most technical question, but how does one download Podcast files e.g. audio files automatically onto one's computer? I'm having trouble with it, has it got anything to do with remote repository or synchronisation? both of which i'm unsure of how to use.

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[706] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 10th January 2006 at 06:53 -0500

Alucinare,
You have to set the feed with the option "save podcast on hard drive" in the setting tab of the option dialog of the feed/group. You can have a different location for each feed. As sson as the feed is read, all associated are downloaded; You can track download in the download dialog (menu tool < downloads)

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[707] Submitted by: Alucinare on Friday 13th January 2006 at 22:55 -0500

Didier,
I've already done that ("save podcast on hd") before my last post, but when i click on the one i want to read and d/l it opens in a new window then i press the "mark post" button. However, no d/l starts. I check the d/l window though nothing is d/l. So, i'm not sure what is happening.

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[708] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 13th January 2006 at 23:02 -0500

Alucinare,

You don't have to click anywhere to download a podcast. If the feed is set with "download podcast", as soon as the feed is read, the download start in the directory set in the option dialog for that feed. If you click on the headline, the headline URL is open in a new tab, if you click on the speacker icon, the podcast is opened in a new tab (but not downloaded, just streamed). If you want to restart the download, just quit FF and remove the inforss.rdf file.

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[709] Submitted by: fIREz on Friday 27th January 2006 at 00:07 -0500

How add a "all together" item (with all feeds) in menu? i delete it :|

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[710] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 27th January 2006 at 06:54 -0500

Just open the option dialog, and create a new group (click on "new group" button). Name it, then you can assign feed to that group.

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[711] Submitted by: Alucinare on Friday 3rd February 2006 at 20:14 -0500

I still cannot get the podcast to d/l at all. So how does the extension know that the podcast is read? Do I click on the cross next to the feed?

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[712] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 3rd February 2006 at 23:59 -0500

Alucinare,
When you open the download window, do you see the downloaded podcast ?

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[713] Submitted by: Igor N. on Saturday 4th February 2006 at 10:53 -0500

Didier, extension remarkable. But in my opinion it has too big size. Possibly that contains too many different functions. Can it is meaningful reduce functionality? Or to clean any not so widely used (unnecessary) functions and elements of design? Can make extension modular? Then the basic (main) part of extension should include only the basic functions, and additional functions (audio- and video-podcasts, HTML feeds, NNTP feeds, reports on loadings feeds, etc.) will be added as required by means of connection of additional modules. Practically, this application of the approach at construction Firefox - at a level of extension.

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[714] Submitted by: SilentBob on Sunday 5th February 2006 at 07:53 -0500

hi,

I've become a great fan of inforss: it's just perfectly integrated to FF and I think that's the way a good rss reader should be
third party programs just bring wastes of time and ressources

still, I'm experiencing some strange issue, certainly because my english is so bad it prevents me to fully understand all the options:
I use inforss to keep track of (legal) torrents releases of series.
I have like 20 feeds in my inforss and a new torrent may be added any moment.
The problem is every now and then a lot of already read news are shown again, even if I used the button "mark all feeds/groups as read"

any help with this would be great!

note: it may (I dunno) be an issue with the feeds themselves, if you want to check out, here's an exemple:


Thanks!

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[715] Submitted by: SilentBob on Sunday 5th February 2006 at 07:56 -0500

well: the url I pasted was deleted...

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[716] Submitted by: Richard on Sunday 5th February 2006 at 08:31 -0500

Hi,
I love the Info RSS, and have it running on Thunderbird.
When I updated to 0.9 though the whole status bar judders constantly when I open an email - this was not a problem before. I'd like to upgrade to 1.0 but it only seems possible to instal that into Firefox, and in extensions on thunderbird, only 0.9 is offered. Is there a way, or is it just a matter of waiting?
Thanks again for a great extension
Cheers
Richard

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[717] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 5th February 2006 at 11:03 -0500

SilentBob,

The history of all inforss activity is stored in a file called inforss.rdf. This has to be purge from time to time. There is a setting in the option dialog to control this frenquency. If the purge of this file is done before the headline is removed on the news server, FF will consider that you've never saw it. So adjust that parameter, based on the amount of time your headline is in the feed. For example if your feed keep its headlines for 3 days, adjuste the param to purge the history file every 4 day or more.

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[718] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 5th February 2006 at 11:04 -0500

Richard,
I will look at it

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[719] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 5th February 2006 at 11:08 -0500

Igor N,
I know that most of the new features are coming from the users. This means that most of you only use 25% of the buildin features of the extension (including me). A concept of "module" could be a nice thing, but implies a total rewritting of the architecture, because it has not been designed that way from the begining.

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[720] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 5th February 2006 at 14:22 -0500

Richard

I have TB 1.5 and the version 0.10.0 is fine in it. Where do you get the extension from ? If you get from update.mozilla.org, try to get the latest from inforss. mozdev. org. UMO site has a private way to upgrade extension.

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[721] Submitted by: Richard on Sunday 5th February 2006 at 16:03 -0500

Hi,
Yes I got the 0.9 via the update facility built into Thunderbird. I went back to inforss.mozdev.org and looked around again, but still cannot see anywhere there which tells me how to upgrade the extension - could you give me a more specific place on that site?

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[722] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 5th February 2006 at 20:24 -0500

Richard
Download manually the inforss.xpi file, then open TB, open the extension tool, click on "install" button and pick the inforss.xpi file

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[723] Submitted by: Richard on Monday 6th February 2006 at 05:08 -0500

Hi,
Thanks for your patience - I must have been having a few "dumb" days to not figure that out myself, it was so obvious once you told me! I'm officially sent to stand in the corner with the dunces' hat on! ;-)
1.0 installed & running, and the "jitter" all gone - fabulous!
Thanks again
Richard

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[724] Submitted by: Alucinare on Tuesday 7th February 2006 at 19:09 -0500

Didier,
Nope, nothing is showing up in the d/l window either. What could be the problem?

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[725] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 7th February 2006 at 19:39 -0500

Alucinare,

Could you send me your inforss.xml file ?

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[726] Submitted by: Richard on Wednesday 8th February 2006 at 06:33 -0500

I had InfoRSS working briefly after I installed SeaMonkey 1.0, but I changed a setting and now it's gone, and I can't reinstall. Will SeaMonkey support be in the next release of InfoRSS?

I've gone back to Mozilla 1.12 for now because I can't be without InfoRSS!

All the best

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[727] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 8th February 2006 at 09:45 -0500

Richard ,

What kind of setting did you changed ? global one ? feed's one ? I have tested with seamonkey, changed option without problem.

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[728] Submitted by: DznyRulz on Wednesday 8th February 2006 at 22:19 -0500

I installed FF 1.5 today. After installation the trouble started. The problem I'm experiencing is with URLs stored in the address bar pull-down list. If I open a new tab and click on one of the addresses the site loads. If I then try to click on one of the other addresses on the list the first selected site simply reloads. If I use the arrow keys and to select one of the other addresses that site loads. It's almost like the mouse pointer controlled highlight bar is not recognized. This is really starting to annoy me. If I remove InfoRSS (I installed 0.10.0) the problem goes away and everything works like it should so I'm going to go out on a limb and say it has to do with InfoRSS. I really like the extension and hope to be able to use it.

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[729] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 8th February 2006 at 22:31 -0500

DznyRulz,
This is a known bug in Firefox 1.5. The FF nightly build fixes that bug. The problem is as soon as the scrolling feature is on, and you try to use a field with an autocompleted feature (URL bar or other field in a form), the field lose the focus and it loose the preselected item. A workaround is to disable the scrolling with the action icon in the status bar... and wait for the next release of FF.

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[730] Submitted by: Kris on Thursday 9th February 2006 at 18:06 -0500

Didier,

I'm afraid I seem to have the same issue as Alucinare.

I used to be able to download podcasts, but it seems erratic now.

I have all the settings picked, and a hard drive directory selected, but the icons just sit in the tray displaying their speaker icons, but no download takes place.

Certainly nothing appears in the FF downloads box.

Any thoughts?

Other than this issue, great extension.

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[731] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 9th February 2006 at 21:07 -0500

Kris,
There must be something wrong with the setting. Just send me your inforss.xml file in order to reproduce your environment.

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[732] Submitted by: Kris on Friday 10th February 2006 at 15:28 -0500

Many thanks Didier,

This file is on it's way to you now.

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[733] Submitted by: Alucinare on Saturday 11th February 2006 at 23:37 -0500

Didier,
There seems to be another problem, that is I cannot find the inforss.xml file. I search all my hard drives and cannot find anything. Where is it usually installed? Maybe if I reinstalled the extension it might help?

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[734] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 12th February 2006 at 10:10 -0500

Alucinare,

If you open the option dialog and click on the "advanced" tab, then on the repository tab, you should see the location of that file. You also have a "locate" button to help you locating this file on your hard drive (thanks to Gillbert :-))

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[735] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 13th February 2006 at 14:08 -0500

Kris,

Could you redownload the 0.10.1 version here
http: // www. ernotte. com / inforss_0_10_1.xpi
I have fixed a PC only problem form the download.

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[736] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 13th February 2006 at 14:09 -0500

Richard ,

The release 0.10.1 should install in seaMonkey now.

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[737] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 26th February 2006 at 18:24 -0500

Alucinare,
Did you tested the latest 0.10.1 that was supposed to fix your problem ?

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[738] Submitted by: Samwise on Monday 13th March 2006 at 17:52 -0500

Hi,

A couple of points ...

1) On a new build of Win32 FF 1.5.0.1 en-gb, I could not install inforss even tho the bug is reported as resolved. This is still an issue and I was only able to start FireFox by removing the default entries in inforss.xml. After which, the browser started correctly including the inforss extension and I was able to add my own RSS feeds in.

2) Is there anyway this functionality could be dragged and dropped into a toolbar instead of the status bar? I'd like to be able to have scrolling bar the width of the whole browser underneath the Bookmark Toolbar Folder.

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[739] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 13th March 2006 at 22:50 -0500

Samwise,

Interesting point because some user seems to have that kind of problem, but not all of them (hopefully). And it seems pretty hard to reproduce it for me. Is it the only extension you have in FF ?
You can choose to have the scrolling area in the status bar or at the bottom or top of the FF window. If you choose at the top, the scrolling area will be placed in a toolbar.

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[740] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 13th March 2006 at 22:52 -0500

In order to locate all of you, guys, in a world map, you can simple locate yourself here...
http: //www.frappr.com /inforss or go the the main page of the extension and click on "community location"

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[741] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 13th March 2006 at 23:16 -0500

Samwise,

If you quit FF, delete inforss.xml and inforss.rdf and you restart FF, do you still have the problem. On first install, inforss creates a default inforss.xml and inforss.rdf. You have said that you have to delete manually the entry in the inforss.xml to have FF boot correctly. So you should be able to reproduce that bug if you remove these 2 files.

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[742] Submitted by: Samwise on Tuesday 14th March 2006 at 12:27 -0500

Well, yesterday, it was infoRSS 0.10.1 that was available from this site but I repeated the test again today with a newly created profile and got the same result with the infoRSS 1.0.0 which appears to have been released overnight.

Using Win32 Firefox (1.5.0.1 en-gb), I created a brand new profile with only the default extensions installed: DOM Inspector 1.8.0.1 and Talkback 1.5.0.1. I then configured my proxy settings and set the homepage to google.com, before installing infoRSS 1.0.0 from here:

On closing Firefox, it refuses to boot up again with that profile - the process just sits in Task Manager. If I kill it and try the booting the same profile again, it continues to hang. (My original profile is unaffected).

I then deleted %firefoxprofiledir%\inforss.xml. This made no difference either, it was just recreated next time I tried to boot that profile.

I can't find an inforss.rdf file. The closest I can find are these three:

%firefoxprofiledir%\extensions\{f65bf62a-5ffc-4317-9612-38907a779583}\inforss.default
%firefoxprofiledir%\extensions\{f65bf62a-5ffc-4317-9612-38907a779583}\inforss_rdf.default
%firefoxprofiledir%\extensions\{f65bf62a-5ffc-4317-9612-38907a779583}\install.rdf

Are you referring to one of those, or am I missing something?

Finally, I may be being a bit thick but I can't see how to set the extension to display as a toolbar? I haven't found anything related to the scrolling area in the options dialog, so far.

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[743] Submitted by: Samwise on Tuesday 14th March 2006 at 12:29 -0500

Forget that last sentence, I found the option. :)

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[744] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 14th March 2006 at 21:31 -0500

The inforss.rdf file should be created at the same location the inforss.xml is created. You said that in order to have the extension and FF working ok, you have to delete manually the content of the inforss.xml. Do you have to delete all feeds or one in particiular ? The difference I see with my setting (except that I'm on a Mac...) is that I don't have any proxy to set. But at the office, I have a PC/winXP and I don't have a proxy either to set, and I was never be able to reproduce that bug. Is there some body on this mailing list that can reproduce that bug with or without a proxy ?

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[745] Submitted by: Samwise on Wednesday 15th March 2006 at 09:13 -0500

Didier,

I require a proxy server to access the net. There is no evidence to suggest it has anything to do with InfoRSS's problem; I only mentioned it for completeness.

Further experimentation has shed some light, however. Three of the default feeds - The Register, BBC News World Edition and the InfoRSS feed - defined in the inforss.xml file do not contain a value for the "icon" attribute. I believe it is this which is causing Firefox to hang.

Entering a URL to a suitable ICO file on lines 86, 119 and 149 of the auto-generated inforss.xml file fixes the problem and allows Firefox to boot.

Hope that helps,

Sam.

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[746] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 15th March 2006 at 09:52 -0500

Samwise,

Thank you very much for you investigation. I will fix that in the inforss.default file. During the startup process, the extension reads the inforss.xml file and build its memory structure for feed. If a feed does not have an url for the icon, it is supposed to find it. This seems to works on some PC and doesn't on other for some obsure reasons...

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[747] Submitted by: Samwise on Wednesday 15th March 2006 at 10:21 -0500

You're welcome. It's a nice extension.

I've been experimenting with RSS feeds recently but I have to admit I don't really see what all the fuss is about. I don't see using a sidebar-type reader makes life any easier than just browsing the individual websites. Using InfoRSS as a ticker bar is a bit more useful and novel, but I don't think it's an essential part of my browser experience just yet (tho, I do plan to continue to use it).

It's not a major issue for me, as I've only subscribed to three news feeds so it's easy to duplicate them but I think it would make more sense for all FF RSS plugins to store the feeds in the same place - it would certainly make it easier for anyone subscribing to a large number of feeds. I believe Sage and some of the other RSS plugins store them as Live Bookmarks in the normal bookmarks folder. I think it would make sense if InfoRSS also stored the feeds in the same way and only stored supplementary information which can't be included in the Live Bookmark, within the inforss.xml file.

I haven't looked into it in any detail, so I don't know how simple it would be for InfoRSS to pick up feeds that had been added by Sage or vice versa but I think it would be a worthy goal - and even if there are any current incompatibilities, I wouldn't expect it to take much to agree a common format for the supplementary info between the authors of Fizzle, Sage, InfoRSS, Habari Xenu et al.

Just a suggestion,

Sam.

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[748] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 15th March 2006 at 23:06 -0500

Samwise,
It could be a nice thing for all users, but it become a real project between all extension developers to coordinate a common repository...
By the way , i have fixed the icon url issue in the 1.0.1 version available here
http: // www.ernotte.com / inforss_1_0_1.xpi
could you uninstall your extension and reinstall this one (delete the inforss.xml and inforss.rdf to be sure that the inforss.default file take generate the new inforss.xml file) You can just rename your old file if you want to keep them after the test.
Thanks

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[749] Submitted by: Samwise on Thursday 16th March 2006 at 05:00 -0500

Hmm .. but most of the other extensions already seem to be using Live Bookmarks as the start of a common standard. It's only additional information which would require collaboration with other authors. Even if you don't want to try to co-ordinate with other extensions, I think it would make sense to store the feeds as Live Bookmarks in the normal Bookmarks folder and only store any supplementary InfoRSS specific information in the inforss.xml file. I don't think that would require you to agree anything with anyone, and does appear to be the convention everyone else is using. Plus it means all my bookmarks would be in the same place!

Sam.

P.S. Oh, and your 1.0.1 fix works fine for me, testing it in a brand new profile.

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[750] Submitted by: Adam on Wednesday 29th March 2006 at 12:10 -0500

I'm getting an error about an invalid URL when trying to add co.mments feed.

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[751] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 29th March 2006 at 20:07 -0500

Adam,

If you want me to help you , feel free to send me more info. Be careful with the url you can cut and paste in this blog because there are wipped out. Just insert some space in it, and it will no longer be consider as an URL...

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[752] Submitted by: Kris on Tuesday 4th April 2006 at 16:45 -0400

Didier,

Apologies for the delay in responding, but sadly my old PC died and I was unable to test the new version.

However, good news. I set up my new laptop and gave infoRSS another go as my podcatcher (I really don't want to install iTunes when all I would really want was the podcasts) and I'm delighted to say that it all now works as you described to me it should do! I've had 2 Firefox "Downloads complete" messages upon completion of a podcast download, so thanks very much for this.

Not sure if it was the new version or the new laptop, but I'm delighted.

Now, to raid the BBC website for the new podcasts to subscribe to..... :-p

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[753] Submitted by: Mike-in-PHX on Wednesday 12th April 2006 at 17:34 -0400

just found this extension!.. great job!

question about usage though.

I use a couple of sites to purchase/trade items. those sites allow uploads of images to the post and have RSS feeds.

the sites indicate in the headline that an image is posted.

one uses pic to place the word "pic" in orange, next to any post with images attached.

The other uses to place an iconized image of a camera next to the post headline.

These allow a user the option to only look at items for sale that include an image.

I was hoping that the filter options in InfoRSS would allow me to filter on these two items. it does not seem to be doing so.

can you tell me if I am missing some setting to allow this?

and

to see the two sites I am referring to.

Thanks!

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[754] Submitted by: Mike on Wednesday 12th April 2006 at 17:38 -0400

modification to previous post.

craigslist uses the HTML code line:

span style="color:orange;">pic

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[755] Submitted by: Mike-in-PHX on Wednesday 12th April 2006 at 17:42 -0400

DUH... not going to be my day for typing and posting, site would not allow the two urls I wanted to share with you..

The two sites are

phoenix dot craigslist dot com slash cars
and
phoenix dot backpage dot com select auto-truck-rv from the available groups.

any of the craigslist pages and backpage city forums use the same coding.

thanks once again :)

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[756] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 12th April 2006 at 19:15 -0400

I take a look at the RSS feed you gave me (BTW if you want to have URL in the page, just insert some space in the URL), and there is no info of picture in the feed. You have this info in the HTML page. What you can do is to monitor the HTML page instead of the RSS feed (Use create HTML feed in the option dialog). You will have to create a complex regexp to capture all the info you need, including the pic info.

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[757] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 12th April 2006 at 22:51 -0400

If you create a HTML feed with

url=http: // phoenix.craigslist.org /car/

regexp=\\([^

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[758] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 12th April 2006 at 22:52 -0400

Ok, I can't put the regexp here, contact me directly, please

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[759] Submitted by: Mike-In-PHX on Thursday 13th April 2006 at 00:03 -0400

Didier your great! thanks for the quick response..

no wonder I could not get anywhere

will mess with the regexp a bit before I bother you again..! if not will contact direct...

Thanks man, awesome work!

-mike

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[760] Submitted by: Mark Jackson on Wednesday 19th April 2006 at 10:03 -0400

Still love this extension! Two things:

Occasionally the headline display overlaps two headlines, rendering both unreadable until they come around again in the rotation. I've just upgraded from 1.0.1 to 1.0.2, so if this persists I'll pull together more facts and make a bug report - unless this is already known?

Second, last June I noted that "Having the crawl in the footer area interferes with the autodisplaying task bar in Windows XP"; you responded "Moving the extension in the personnal toolbar is already in my todo list for the 0.8.9 release." Did this get overlooked, or did some unexpected barrier arise?

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[761] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 19th April 2006 at 19:56 -0400

Mark,

I have notice that this append from time to time (but very rarely for me). I was not able to find a test case to reproduce it "on demand" to work on it, so it's still an open known bug. If you have more info on how to reproduce it, they are welcome.
You can move the scrolling area at the top of the window, and in that case it will become a toolbar, with all attribute of a FF toolbar : can be hide/show, etc

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[762] Submitted by: Sebastian Paul on Thursday 20th April 2006 at 06:39 -0400

Did anyone experience problems after hibernation in WinXP? Not always but often, InfoRSS does not work anymore (no scrolling, nothing). I have to go into the configuration dialog, press ok and everything works fine then.

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[763] Submitted by: Mark Jackson on Thursday 20th April 2006 at 09:56 -0400

[overwriting]
OK, I'll watch carefully and see if I can come up with something.

[personal toolbar option]
"You can move the scrolling area at the top of the window, and in that case it will become a toolbar" - yes, I know that. I mostly operate on a laptop and I am unwilling to give up the vertical screen space required for another toolbar. And there's all that unused room on the right side of my personal toolbar...

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[764] Submitted by: Peter kalma on Friday 21st April 2006 at 15:28 -0400

Hi,
When I click on the extension icon to select a specific feed nothing happens. Even when I double click. Nothing.
What went wrong?

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[765] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 21st April 2006 at 15:32 -0400

Peter,

What version of infoRSS are you using. There is a known bug with FF 1.5.0.2. You have to upgrade to the 1.0.2 version

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[766] Submitted by: Peter Kalma on Friday 21st April 2006 at 15:38 -0400

Thanks Didier,
That helped. I've installed 1.0.2 and everything is back to normal. Thanks for the very fast reply.

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[767] Submitted by: Nicolas on Friday 28th April 2006 at 07:17 -0400

Salut,
J'utilise Firefox en anglais par habitude, et donc l'extension est en anglais aussi.
Est-il possible de changer la langue pour mettre l'extension en français ?

Hi,
I use Firefox in english, so the extension is in english too.
Is it possible to change the language, I want to use french ?

Par avance merci.

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[768] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 28th April 2006 at 09:14 -0400

Non, l'extension s'adapte automatiquement a la langue du navigateur. Il n'est pas possible de la choisir manuellement. Peut-etre dans la version FF 2.0...

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[769] Submitted by: Darnell on Tuesday 16th May 2006 at 09:30 -0400

I had to stop using your feed reader because it keeps showing feeds I've gotten rid of. I'll click the X or look at the feed, then it just reappears the next time the RSS for that feed gets updated. This is annoying. And if there is a setting to change that behavior, it should be set to never show that news story again by default.

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[770] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 16th May 2006 at 09:35 -0400

Looks strange, please send me the url of your feed (insert some space char in the url otherwise it will be automaticaly removed by a bot on this forum.
Maybe your inforss.rdf file is corrupted. You can try to quit FF, then delete the inforss.rdf file in the FF profile directory and restart FF.
What is your setting for the purge delay ?

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[771] Submitted by: Steve on Wednesday 17th May 2006 at 01:19 -0400

Great Tool.

I have a couple of questions regarding the purge delay. Any suggestions as to what the purge delay should be set to? Any downside (other than disk space) to setting it to its maximum? For some of my feeds, 7 days isn't enough delay to prevent already-viewed messages from reappearing.

Thanks.

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[772] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 17th May 2006 at 09:30 -0400

There is no correct answer to that. It really depend on the frequency on how long YOUR headlines stay in the feed. Some are not very active and stay several months, some others only stay a couple of hours. Keep in mind that you can always use the filter on a feed to display only "fresh" news, ie. "publish date less than 5 days". If you set the purge delay at a high value to keep track of your activity in the feed, the history file will grow, and the performance "could" be a "little" affected, because searching info in a big database take more time than searching in a small database... You have to set this value according to your feeds.

Didier

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[773] Submitted by: Andrey Gurin on Monday 5th June 2006 at 04:03 -0400

First of all: Thank you for the great extension!!!I just want to ask you to make the preview of rss news better...Like Rss Ticker for example. Or make a possibility to change it by user, because standart preview is to simple!!!=(
Thank you...

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[774] Submitted by: Steve on Wednesday 7th June 2006 at 11:36 -0400

Left click on icon for "all together" group no longer working. Used to bring up a listing of all feeds included in the group. Right click on icon still works. May have stopped when FF 1.5.0.4 installed.

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[775] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 7th June 2006 at 11:39 -0400

Just redownload the 1.0.3 version. It has been fixed.

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[776] Submitted by: Steve on Wednesday 7th June 2006 at 11:55 -0400

Thanks, Didier.

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[777] Submitted by: Mark Jackson on Friday 16th June 2006 at 17:07 -0400

"I have notice that this [overwriting] append from time to time (but very rarely for me). I was not able to find a test case to reproduce it "on demand" to work on it, so it's still an open known bug. If you have more info on how to reproduce it, they are welcome."

The problem is still present in 1.0.3; I don't have a test case but perhaps the following observation will help:

The overlapping of two headlines always seems to involve one which is "recent" and one which is not. Further it happens only on one pass through the display area (the next time the pair scrolls through they are properly separated). I'm almost completely certain that it only happens on the *first* pass of the "recent" headline; what I think I see is that InfoRSS is cycling to the next feed, the globe is throbbing (presumably indicating that fresh data is being sought from the feed), the crawl starts to display non-recent content, then new headlines appear (formatted as "recent") and the last one of these overlaps a non-recent headline. To me this all smells of some kind of interrupt / state loss issue between the display and data download routines - but not having looked at the code it would be presumptuous of me to say so!

Hope this helps. I really do like this extension, and have recommended it to others,

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[778] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 23rd November 2006 at 19:18 -0800

Test

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[779] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 23rd November 2006 at 19:19 -0800

An old bug seems to be fixed on the mozdev server. The notes feature is back now !

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[780] Submitted by: fergus on Friday 24th November 2006 at 05:07 -0800

I have several 0.91 RSS feeds I wish to use with InfoRSS version 1.1.1. However InfoRSS reports "There is a problem with this URL." for each of the feeds. What is the cause of this error?

My RSS files are plain 0.91 with no other namespace extensions. The RSS files work fine with the firefox bookmark RSS browser

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[781] Submitted by: didier on Friday 24th November 2006 at 05:15 -0800

fergus,
Can you send me the url of these feeds ?
contact me by email since url are filtered here, or put some space in the url to avoid filtering

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[782] Submitted by: Ross on Sunday 26th November 2006 at 13:49 -0800

Thanks for this great extension. I used to keep multiple tabs open (and periodically refreshed) to keep track of different news sources. Now I can keep track of everything from the status bar.

I would like to offer the following feature suggestion. I use the plugin on two PCs: one at home and the other at work, and I would like to be able to use a "time period" filter to flag news items that I have already seen on my other PC. For example, when I get home, I can click something like "mark items older than one hour as being read" so that I don't have to go over the same news items that I have already read at work.

It is possible that the current plugin allows me to do this same thing, but I am not very familiar with setting it up.

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[783] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 26th November 2006 at 19:42 -0800

Ross,
You should be able to do so with the "synchronize" feature in the option dialog (advance)

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[784] Submitted by: Tim H. on Wednesday 6th December 2006 at 07:23 -0800

I love this extension, thank you! I am trying to get the syncronization setup. Is there something special that needs to be done on the remote side? I created a folder on the remote machine '/sync/rss/' and entered information in info rss sync options. When I try to Export to Remote, I receive error messages. I have tried ftp and http and receive:

There is a problem with the specified server: 2152398869

The information to connect is correct, and I gave the folder full read/write permissions.

If I try https, it says it was successful, but I don't see any files indicating it was, not to mention, I don't think a secure connection would work, as I don't have it setup.

Is there anything special needed in order to use http as opposed to ftp?

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[785] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 7th December 2006 at 20:44 -0800

Tim H.

If you have set up the server, name, password, there is nothing else to do. It should work. If you want me to try your connection, you have to give me the server, and if you can create me a login/password to test, I could give it a look.

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[786] Submitted by: hrolfr on Saturday 23rd December 2006 at 05:21 -0800

Hi, love the extension.
Ever since either the last RSS update or the last Firefox update (they happened very close together) the scrolling feature is funky. Scrolling used to be smooth, but now it is jerky and speed is all crazy...any ideas?

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[787] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 23rd December 2006 at 21:03 -0800

hrolfr,

I have the latest from Firefox and the latest from inforss, and I don't have the problem. Do you have this problem even after a restart of FF. You could try to delete the inforss.rdf file and restart FF.

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[788] Submitted by: hrolfr on Monday 25th December 2006 at 22:41 -0800

Yes, it is still the case after restart. I don't know where the inforss.rdf file is found...sorry

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[789] Submitted by: Michael@ on Tuesday 26th December 2006 at 01:24 -0800

Hola,

am I too stupid? I'm desperately looking to download those two files inforss.dtd and inforss.properties to change inforss to my language but can't find them anyhere. Why didnt you link them at .../translation.html?
--
Mic

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[790] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 26th December 2006 at 07:50 -0800

hrolfr

Make search on inforss.rdf in this page, there is a lot of info here...:-)

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[791] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 26th December 2006 at 07:52 -0800

Michael@

If you have to translate inforss to your language you can contact me directly by mail and I will send you the file. You can see the content of those files in the translation page on this site (but there are not updated with the latest strings)

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[792] Submitted by: Tommy Andersson on Saturday 6th January 2007 at 08:56 -0800

Feature wish:

Please make it possible to right-click on the bar and select "Remove all" or something similar. I have the RSS Ticker extension and I love that feature. If you get many news, you just want to scroll through and click on the ones you are interested in...then quickly remove all.

In infoRSS I have to move the mouse far to the right and then I have to confirm! Really irritating cause I do this a lot!

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[793] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 7th January 2007 at 06:14 -0800

Tommy,

Right-click on the bar is already dedicated to the remove of one specific news. To remove all news, you have to use the "remove all" icon at the rigth of the bar, and yes, you have to confirm it (but you don't necessary have to click on the ok button, the enter key could do the job). That kind of action (destructive one) is always followed by a confirmation popup in many application because once it is done, it's hard to come back.
Personnaly, I use very rarely this "remove all" button, because when I have a lot of news, especially when I boot up my computer in the morning, I play with the left and right mouse button to clear the bar. I mouse the mouse pointer over the first news in the bar, if I want to read it, I left click, if I don't I right click on it to get rid of it and see quickly the next one, and I repeat this until the bar is empty .

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[794] Submitted by: LLG on Wednesday 17th January 2007 at 10:00 -0800

Hello,

I've a strange behavior since FF crashed recently.

I was modifying my Rss parameters when it crashed.
Since this point, every time I restart FF, I lose my parameters (both configuration of the extension and Rss feeds).
After some investigation, I found out that the "inforss.xml" file is systematically replaced by the "inforss.default" at each restart of FF !!!
For example :
- I modify a parameter,
- the inforss.xml is updated (I've verified inside and the update date is refreshed)
- I quit FF and verify the file : it's still updated
- I restart FF : the file is reset to the inforss.default file and the date's file return to 2006.11.23 at 21:14...

I guess I've the solution to update the inforss.default with the last value of inforss.xml after each update, but it's really not handy ;-)

I add that I've tried to reinstall FF or to reinstall the extension, but the result is not better...

Thanks a lot for any idea.
LLG.

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[795] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 17th January 2007 at 16:41 -0800

LLG ,

Just to be sure that the install is ok, could you create a new profile, and reinstall inforss in it, and play with it. If it is ok, then can you manually delete the (....83) directory in the extension folder of the profile folder, delete the inforss.xml and rdf file and reinstall it.

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[796] Submitted by: LLG on Thursday 18th January 2007 at 01:33 -0800

Hello,

Thanks for your response.
I've tried the test you suggested : in a new profile, Inforss works fine.
Then I've deleted the folder and the files you mentioned in my default profile and I've reinstalled the extension : I encountered the same problem as previously.
One more precision : I've found a file named inforss_xml.inerror in the same folder of inforss.xml with the same date and hour. Do you know in which circumstance this file is created ?

After these tests, it seems to be something in my FF default profile which is wrong...
Is there something in the profile files which is talking about inforss after installation of this extension ?

The best solution seems to restart from scratch (reinstall FF and the extensions), but after the "tuning" I've made for this profile, I'd find really annoying to do it again...

Do you have any suggestion ?

LLG.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; fr; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1
[797] Submitted by: LLG on Tuesday 23rd January 2007 at 09:25 -0800

Hello,

I've found the origin of my problem !
It's an incompatibility with another add-on, named "Tab effect".

I've created a new profile and I've plugged the "inforss" add-on.
It worked fine.
Then I've activated add-on after add-on.
I've realized that with "tab effect", "inforss" reset systematically the file named "inforss.xml".

I don't know if the problem is in the "inforss" code or in the "tab effect" one.

I'm going to send a post as this one to the "tab effect " creator.
Maybe you or he would find a solution.

LLG.

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[798] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 23rd January 2007 at 11:19 -0800

LLG,
Thanks a lot. I will definitely take a look at that extension to fix the problem, ... if I can do something on my side

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[799] Submitted by: David Pilditch on Wednesday 31st January 2007 at 11:04 -0800

Good evening,

Firstly; infoRSS is a rock solid application which I would recommend to anyone who uses Firefox.

I'm just wondering if someone could help me out; I have about 12 feeds, but I would like the stories shown in chronological order; how can I configure this? At the moment, it runs in chronological order, but by feed; I would like for all the feeds to be combined.

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[800] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 31st January 2007 at 12:24 -0800

David ,

Sorry , but this is not possible...yet :-)

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[801] Submitted by: Steve on Tuesday 1st May 2007 at 07:24 -0700

Hi Didier,

Is infoRss working with FF 2.0.0.3? My "All together" group does not seem to be updating, and I can't drag feeds to the trashcan using the context menu.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/2.0.0.3

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[802] Submitted by: Steve on Tuesday 1st May 2007 at 07:40 -0700

Didier,

Ignore my previous comment re: the "All together" function. It is working fine. I had somehow switched to playlist mode, but don't really understand how it works.

As for dragging a feed on the trashcan, this is probably something I'm doing wrong as well. Don't worry about it.

Thanks for a great tool!

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[803] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 1st May 2007 at 10:19 -0700

I think there is a problem with the recent version of firefox with this feature. I will check.

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[804] Submitted by: Douglas on Monday 7th May 2007 at 19:16 -0700

Is it possible to specify the order in which the feeds are checked? It seems that the only order is the order in which the feeds are added. If this isn't possible, can it be added to the wishlist.

Thanks for the great tool.

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[805] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 8th May 2007 at 11:53 -0700

Douglas ,
If you have a group with few feeds in it, yes the order is the order of the "add" action. You can play with the order if you set the group as a "playlist"

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[806] Submitted by: Knobbyman on Friday 18th May 2007 at 18:50 -0700

Could someone take a screen shot of the way they have the HTML parser page setup.

Just a simple one.. Because I have no clue why this isn't working :( I've tried the flash walkthrew but I got no output.

Firefox 2.0.0.3 & Windows XP

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[807] Submitted by: Angus on Thursday 31st May 2007 at 04:45 -0700

Hi,
Love the extension, but it hasn't been working for me for some time now. About two months ago (late March I think), the headlines suddenly stopped appearing in the status bar, though all the other inforss icons are still there.

Just now I've finally gotten around to trying to fix it. I've tried uninstalling the extension, deleting the extension folder, and deleting inforss.xml before reinstalling inforss, and still the problem is the same. When FF starts, the space for the headlines opens up but then quickly collapses and no headlines appear.

Any ideas of what could be wrong?

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/2.0.0.3
[808] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 31st May 2007 at 06:53 -0700

Knobbyman ,

What kind of problem do you have exactly ?

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[809] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 31st May 2007 at 06:55 -0700

Angus ,

Some user experiment issues after installing some other extensions that are in conflict with InfoRSS. One particular is an extension named "...tab...something" . I don't remember exactly the name. The best thing to do is to create a new profile, add inforss, then, one by one, the other extension until it fails. Then you will know the guilty extension...

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[810] Submitted by: Angus on Thursday 31st May 2007 at 18:02 -0700

I suspected an extension conflict, and I saw the earlier message about the tab extension, but I did not have that one installed.

Anyway, I created a new profile and added nearly every one of my 30 or so extensions one by one until I'd nearly recreated my original profile and didn't need the remaining extensions anyway, and inforss was still working. So I'll just use the new profile as my default.

If I ever do figure out what the conflict was, I'll let you know.

Thanks.

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[811] Submitted by: Andre on Wednesday 13th June 2007 at 04:12 -0700

I also have the same problem as Angus did (807, 810). The feeds have stopped displaying on the status bar for the last couple of months but they do cycle round. I've tried reinstalling Firefox and inforss as the first extension but it still didn't work.

When clicking on the inforss icon, no feeds are shown BUT when looking at them from within the bookmarks, they are visible. I have Firefox 2.0.0.4 and inforss 1.1.2

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[812] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 13th June 2007 at 07:35 -0700

Andre ,

Could you flush the firefox cache and check if InfoRSS is displaying the feed correctly ?

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[813] Submitted by: Andre on Wednesday 13th June 2007 at 14:53 -0700

It makes no difference. I have cleared all my private data and restarted Firefox but still nothing.

When I click on the icon of any of my feeds I get nothing shown next to Next Refresh, Last Refresh and '0' for # headlines, unread, new. When I look at them under Bookmarks > InfoRSS feeds, all headlines can be seen. It just doesn't make sense.

I turned on 'debug' and one time got an error about some script issue and the inability to scroll headlines. I can't seem to get the error to show again in the status bar and turned off the scrolling but it made no difference. I'm going to test it on another computer but otherwise may have to say goodbye and find another extension that does the job.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4
[814] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 13th June 2007 at 19:03 -0700

"maybe" the repository of inforss is corrupted. First if you quit firfox, delete the inforss.rdf file and restart firefox do you see a difference ? if no, if create a new profile (firefox -profilemanager) and add only inforss and your feed, do you see a difference ?

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[815] Submitted by: Geoff on Wednesday 20th June 2007 at 01:29 -0700

a really great addon.

in the toolbar ,i get the bottom of the text cut off if the font is changed above 10.

using the latest firefox and infoRSS.

could it be due to widescreen resolution set as default at 1440x900.

best regards, and thanks in advance for any help

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4
[816] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 20th June 2007 at 07:45 -0700

Geoff ,
In the toolbar, are you using icon+text, or text only ?
What OS are you running ?
How do you change the size of the font in the toolbar ?

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[817] Submitted by: Andre on Wednesday 20th June 2007 at 09:40 -0700

Didier, thanks for your suggestions but none of them have made a difference - deleteing the inforss.rdf file (which I regularly do anyway) or creating a new profile.

I have received the following errors in boxes recently -

Object::deleteRss : TypeError: deletedInfo.info has no properties

Object::checkScroll : TypeError: news has no properties

I've installed another RSS reader for now - RSS Ticker and this seems to work ok with the same live feeds I am using. It's very strange.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4
[818] Submitted by: Geoff on Wednesday 20th June 2007 at 16:22 -0700

Didier, thanks for prompt reply.
I get same problem with icon+text and text only.
O.S. is windowsXPpro.
In headlines style font is set to automatic,font size is set to manual, and i increase size using the slider bar, press apply then O.K.

Regards ,Geoff

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[819] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 21st June 2007 at 07:22 -0700

Geoff ,

Ok , I see it. It used to be fixed in previous version of Firefox. It seems that Firefox has changed something that breaks it again...

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[820] Submitted by: veritas on Wednesday 11th July 2007 at 20:24 -0700

i love this addon, but it is unfortunately completely incompatible with the latest alpha build (7pre) of minefield (FF3). While this is clearly shown on the addons.mozilla.org page, the fact that it hasnt been modified since december 06 is concerning. Is there still work planned on this addon, or is it an abandoned addon?

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[821] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 11th July 2007 at 20:53 -0700

veritas,

I didn't test it with A7, but it was ok with previous one. I will check .

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[822] Submitted by: Seco on Sunday 29th July 2007 at 09:01 -0700

Hi Didier! Great extension, but like Andre above, it suddenly stopped updating my feeds ("next refresh" and "last refresh" are always blank if I hover my mouse over the feed icon). I've tried all the things you suggested to Andre earlier to resolve this! Any progress/suggestions in identifying what is happening here? Your help is much appreciated!

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[823] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 29th July 2007 at 09:12 -0700

veritas,

It seems that Firefox 3.0a7 is using a different API (or not implemented yet) for the passwordManager. I have made a little fix. You can download it here

http: // www. ernotte. com / inforss_1_1_3.xpi

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[824] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 29th July 2007 at 09:14 -0700

Seco,

Could you active the debug mode and tell me if you see something valuable to fix this issue. (in the option dialog, advanced, debug.

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[825] Submitted by: Seco on Monday 30th July 2007 at 07:42 -0700

Hi Didier, I tried that, but no errors are being reported. I turned off the "collapse bar if no headlines" option to see if the problem was in this area, but it made no difference... it's as if the feed refreshes have simply stopped!

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[826] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 31st July 2007 at 13:48 -0700

Seco ,
Did you install recently some plugins or made an upgrade to FF ?

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[827] Submitted by: Seco on Wednesday 1st August 2007 at 08:23 -0700

Yes, the following plugins have been updated:

Java 6
Adobe Reader 8

FireFox has also updated itself with the 2.0.0.4 and 2.0.0.5 upgrades.

To be honest, I'm not sure of the sequencing of the plugins being updated and infoRSS not updating. I'm certain the firefox 2.0.0.5 update did not make a difference although I can not say the same for 2.0.0.4!

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[828] Submitted by: veritas on Sunday 5th August 2007 at 08:26 -0700

thanks Didier, great work. I just checked it against 3.0a8, and it works on that too.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9a8pre) Gecko/2007080405 Minefield/3.0a8pre
[829] Submitted by: Didier on Sunday 5th August 2007 at 12:03 -0700

veritas,

In fact, the quick fix was to prevent FF3.0a7 to fail when it was using an depracated API (passwordManager). I have made some research and find was it the new API but I didn't implement it yet. As long as you don't read feed with user/password, the quick fix is OK, if you need secured connexion to read the feed, you have to wait for the next fix... :-)

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[830] Submitted by: Stephen Russell on Wednesday 29th August 2007 at 06:01 -0700

Frustration with prior content re appearing in the status bar. This feed source will put out all it's content and when they add a new item I get to see all the old as well as the new item?

Same thing happens with a non .NET org,


I have this functionality "Problem" in a few feeds.

So how do you fix this because it's just not right to see headlines in the register from Jan 2007 still today.

TIA

srussell@lotmate.com

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[831] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 29th August 2007 at 06:15 -0700

Stephen

Could you send me the url of the feed. I will take a look. There is a "purge local history after..." option that control the retention period for a feed. I can not keep history forever for all feeds. Most of the feed owner purge the content of their feed on a regular basis, so you don't get 6 month old news. So, if you still see headlines dated with Jan 2007, this means that the feed contains very old news.

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[832] Submitted by: Stephen Russell on Wednesday 29th August 2007 at 17:53 -0700

Thanks for the reply.

Hhttp://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/data/headlines.rss

or

Hhttp://www.intellectualhedonism.com/SyndicationService.asmx/GetRssCategory?categoryName=dnrtv

I had the links earlier but I guess that you strip that out.

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[833] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 29th August 2007 at 18:26 -0700

Stephen ,
I have look at the first one and the oldest headlines is dated at 2007/05/23, the second one : Fri, 20 Apr 2007
As I mention in my previous mail, what is your setting for "purge local history after..." option ?

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[834] Submitted by: Stephen Russell on Thursday 30th August 2007 at 11:09 -0700

Thanks for the reply.

I bet you wanted me to CLICK the checkbox next to the " Purge local history after [3] days."

I know that I set that to 3, I just never focused on the checkbox there. :(

Bad Steve!

Let's see if it works as advertised now.

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[835] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 30th August 2007 at 14:10 -0700

For each feed, in the basic tab (option dialog), if you open the "setting" tab, you will see that option. The one with the checkbox is where you defined the default value for new feed.

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[836] Submitted by: Viviana on Thursday 20th September 2007 at 11:13 -0700

I have installed InfoRSS on Thunderbird (v2.0.0.6), it is configured to show BBC news, but it doesn´t show anything.
Can you know which the problem is? Can you help me?
Do I need to install another software?
Thanks

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[837] Submitted by: Didier on Thursday 20th September 2007 at 18:33 -0700

Viviana ,
Is it configured to run offline ?
What append if you add another feed ?

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[838] Submitted by: Ralph on Monday 1st October 2007 at 03:00 -0700

RE:Submitted by: Seco on Sunday 29th July 2007 at 09:01 -0700

Same problem here it just stoped working . It was after i up dated FF . Cant remember whitch Ver It stop on . Have now updated to FF 2.0.0.7 , Manualy removed the plugin
then reinstalled , And no joy for me, feed always shows Last Refresh & Next Refresh Blank ? All headlines 0 0 0 , But if i click the Go Home icon it will load the page

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[839] Submitted by: Didier on Monday 1st October 2007 at 16:52 -0700

Ralph,

Can you quit FF, delete the inforss.rdf file, and restart FF ?

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[840] Submitted by: Ralph on Saturday 13th October 2007 at 08:17 -0700

Didier: Did that Several times , But no joy :(

Each time i restarted FF it recreated file WITH
Created Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Modified Tuesday, 5 April 2005

Is 5 April 2005 latest .

Or is my pc finding somethink from cache somewere ?

Ta .

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[841] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 13th October 2007 at 20:31 -0700

Ralph,

If you turn debug on in the option dialog, did you see something in a message popup ?

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[842] Submitted by: veritas on Sunday 14th October 2007 at 08:26 -0700

can you post the 1.1.3 update to addons. mozilla. org so it conforms to http: // wiki . mozilla .org/User_talk:Mossop:Fx-Docs:AddonUpdateSecurity
minefield (3.0a9) no longer allows addons that are not hosted (at least in copy) on this page.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9a9pre) Gecko/2007101405 Minefield/3.0a9pre
[843] Submitted by: veritas on Wednesday 17th October 2007 at 10:08 -0700

correction -- all that has to be modified is that the updateURL in the install.rdf must be modified to (change to

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[844] Submitted by: veritas on Wednesday 17th October 2007 at 10:09 -0700

correction again, it read my post as HTML. < em : updateURL> /em :updateURL> (change the http to https)

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[845] Submitted by: veritas on Wednesday 17th October 2007 at 10:10 -0700

it still didnt work. < em : updateURL> https : // inforss .mozdev .org/ update.rdf< / em : updateURL > (change the http to https)

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[846] Submitted by: dialup-k on Tuesday 23rd October 2007 at 03:52 -0700

Not a good first experience with RSS (Win98SE, Fx 2.0.0.8, PII-266). Complicated, quirky, confusing. Things jump around and disappear, mouse interaction sometimes goes bonkers. Lack of manual control, too automatic. Not usable on dialup -- will consume the bandwidth, doing who knows what. This tool was the only way to get a podcast of mp3! But the final solution was to just view the xml source of the RSS, find the mp3 location, and use Opera download manager to get that one giant file. Maybe someone could use the infoRSS source to make a simpler, all-manual tool that lets you select all downloads from easy menus, would never use bandwidth except by user choice/command?
Does not seem "lightweight" -- slow to respond on a low-end computer.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8.1.8) Gecko/20071008 Firefox/2.0.0.8
[847] Submitted by: Loy Sequeira on Tuesday 23rd October 2007 at 09:01 -0700

The ONLY rss scroller ON THE NET
Buddy lets upgrade this wonderful rss ticker into a heavy duty rss ticker capable of handling all my feeds on Google reader (2000)
Now its very slow and unstable

best on the net

LETS UPGRADE NOWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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[848] Submitted by: Seco on Friday 26th October 2007 at 01:31 -0700

Hi Didier, I did manage to get an error message displayed for my "it just stopped working" problem by changing the feed to the BBC. The error message displayed was:

Object::checkScroll : TypeError : news has no properties

Hope that helps, I miss this working!
Seco

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[849] Submitted by: Steve Russell on Friday 26th October 2007 at 07:00 -0700

Why do I keep reading the same pages day ofter day?


I have the purge local history set to 88 days. I have read the same bog entry now three days in a row?

What do you do to STOP repeat posting from showing up?

TIA

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[850] Submitted by: Didier on Friday 26th October 2007 at 17:36 -0700

Steve,

I have looked at your site ( http: // blogs.msdn.com / mswanson / rss.xml), and I was able to read feed, quit Firefox, and the feed didn't show up. You may have a corrupted inforss.rdf file. Could you quit Firefox, locate inforss.rdf, delete it, and restart Firefox. All feeds should show up, but you should be able to read them and they should disapear.

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[851] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 21st November 2007 at 19:08 -0800

For those who wants to test the Firefox 3.0beta1, you can download the inforss beta here
http : // www . ernotte . com / inforss_1_1_3.xpi

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[852] Submitted by: Loy Sequeira on Wednesday 26th December 2007 at 04:03 -0800

I use Inforss all the time and consider it as my favorite reader.
However the feature to filter the headlines never filters anything and the bar goes blank ,the moment i insert a search term and click the checkbox

I have 1200 feed items and I do need the filter to work

Please help someone???

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[853] Submitted by: Didier on Wednesday 26th December 2007 at 08:03 -0800

Loy,

Which filter are you talking about ? the filter associated to the feed ? to a group ? or the quick filter in the status bar ?

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[854] Submitted by: Loy on Saturday 5th January 2008 at 16:23 -0800

I use Inforss all the time and consider it as my favorite reader.
However the feature to filter the headlines never filters anything and the bar goes blank ,the moment i insert a search term and click the checkbox

I have 1200 feed items and I do need the filter to work

Please help someone???

the quick filter in the status bar

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/2.0.0.11
[855] Submitted by: Didier ernotte on Saturday 5th January 2008 at 16:29 -0800

Which filter are you talking about ? the filter associated to the feed ? to a group ? or the quick filter in the status bar ?

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[856] Submitted by: Loy on Sunday 6th January 2008 at 05:37 -0800

I use Inforss all the time and consider it as my favorite reader.
However the feature to filter the headlines never filters anything and the bar goes blank ,the moment i insert a search term and click the checkbox

I have 1200 feed items and I do need the filter to work

the quick headline filter in the status bar next to the Home button

Please help someone???

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/2.0.0.11
[857] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 29th January 2008 at 09:28 -0800

Loy,

The quick filter is done on the title (headline) of the news. if you can see the title in the scrolling area, you should be able to use the filter. The filter is case sensitive.
It is working fine here. You can send me your inforss.xml file if you want me to test on your config

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[858] Submitted by: Fernando on Saturday 23rd February 2008 at 03:02 -0800

Hello. How can I do to delete ALL my RSS feeds at once? they are more than 100, many of them not working any more and I think they are slowing the computer.

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[859] Submitted by: Didier on Saturday 23rd February 2008 at 05:23 -0800

Just quit Firefox, locate your inforss.xml and inforss.rdf file, delete them, and restart Firefox.
Look the word "inforss.rdf" on this page to see where to locate it.

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[860] Submitted by: David on Tuesday 1st April 2008 at 09:51 -0700

Hi,

Once getting over the initial shock of all the options and features, this ends up being a good rss feeder which easily fits into my browser.

I do have a feature request (and I hope this is the right place to post). I enjoy the scrolling headlines which acts exactly like any major 24-hr news channel. EXCEPT, that it only displays one feed at a time. I would really like to see it so once all the headlines from a certain feed is complete it scrolls onto the next feed. Instead of looping through until the cycling time limit kicks in, allow the next feed to scroll through right behind it.

Thank you very much and congrats on a great app.

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[861] Submitted by: David on Tuesday 1st April 2008 at 11:52 -0700

Sorry for the double post but I've answered my own problem. It seems as though this is exactly what the groups do.

Thank you

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[862] Submitted by: Didier on Tuesday 1st April 2008 at 16:12 -0700

David,

I was just about to give you the same answer...

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