27 September 2007

Liferea with OSX Themed GNOME Desktop

Ever considered using your GNOME desktop as a better OSX? No? Well, Lauri Taimila did and along with an extensive article on how to configure the GNOME desktop to look like OSX also created a Liferea icon theme to match.

While doing so he also found that Liferea is not compatible with the GTK icon scheme design, which allows theme providers to easily exchange application icons to better match the theme. This is something that is still on my todo list...

26 September 2007

Data Loss Bug in 1.4

Hmmm... Another serious bug. This one affects all 1.4 releases until now and is fixed with 1.4.3b. The effect is that flagged items are dropped out of cache like normal (unflagged) items. With this behaviour you will propably have lost all your old flagged items. Newer ones will propably not be affected.

How to verify this: Check your "Important" search folder. Sort by date and look for the oldest flagged items you can rememeber.

Workaround: If you cannot upgrade to 1.4.3b right now please set a very high feed cache size in the preferences and thereby disable the cache dropping.

Solution: upgrade to 1.4.3b

How to recover data: To be honest this is pretty hard. If you just migrated from 1.2 to 1.4 and didn't delete ~/.liferea_1.2 I'd suggest to remove ~/.liferea_1.4, thereby loosing all intermediate changes and to automatically remigrate again. This is a way to recover old important flagged items in case you value those more than the recent new items and their state changes.

If you have questions join the IRC channel (#liferea at freenode) or the mailing list. Sorry to everyone that lost flagged items this way!!!

24 September 2007

Dangerous bug in 1.4.2b

There is a pretty bad bug in 1.4.2b (but not in 1.4.2). If you have set the global feed update interval to 0, which normally means do not update any feeds per-default, the bug causes every feed to be updated continuously.

Please update to 1.4.3!

Workaround: If you are using 1.4.2b please ensure your default update interval is not set to zero!!!

Webmasters: Sorry!!! If you are hit by traffic from an 1.4.2b installation I'd suggest to block the user agent (e.g. "Liferea/1.4.2b (Linux; en_US; http://liferea.sf.net/)")! Using HTTP 410 you could also tell Liferea to stop updating permanently.