support wrote:Awasu has always been able to import from OPML. The old way of doing it was with a plugin which, if you haven't deleted it, should still be available from the Plugins tab of the Control Center and will import an entire OPML file. I retired it since it was too blunt a tool. We have always tried to emphasize quality of feeds over quantity and forcing users to import 500 of somebody's feeds and then deleting the 495 they didn't want is not very nice. That's why you can preview a feed before subscribing to it, so you can see if you actually want it or not. But having an "Import All" button is not a bad idea - I'll add it to The List. I don't quite know what you mean when you say it would be nice to have a Finish button. If you're talking about the Channel Wizard that pops up, there is a Cancel button or you can just press Escape.
Yes, I knew about the plugin. I assumed that the new integrated import would work the same way. I DID delete it! Maybe it's still in my recycle bin....
I do understand the quality issue. Good point. When I suggested a Finish button, I was referring to the "New channel" dialog box, the first of five for each new channel in the OPML file. I just thought that if it was necessary to process each channel individually, one dialog per channel would be a lot faster than five. Pressing Finish would add the channel immediately and go on to the next one.
"Finish" probably wouldn't be the best wording, anyway, because, like "Cancel", it would imply that you might be exiting the entire import (bad suggestion--sorry). "Import All" would be a much better way to handle this.
As you have certainly gathered by now, importing from OPML is done a channel at a time and pressing Cancel at this time is safe. We try very hard to make everything safe
In fact, trying to close the Import From OPML dialog after you have downloaded the feed will ask you "are you sure" so that you don't lose where you're up to if you're importing a lot of channels.
Yes, I figured that out eventually. The problem is that I didn't know that in advance. I didn't know whether Cancel would be safe or not. I was suggesting that some text in the dialog might say that (or even change the button to "Cancel this feed" or something similar).
support wrote:You don't have to go through the channels sequentially, BTW. You can also set the "Show new channels only" option to hide feeds that you are already subscribed to.
Thanks. Sorry I missed that the first time. (I saw it just now as I tried starting the import again before replying.) It's a great feature.
Ah, the age old problem
While we have made some concessions to bodgy feeds (e.g. unescaped ampersands), my feeling is to lean towards strictness. Them's the rules!
I understand. Nick Bradbury's dealing with the same dilemma with FeedDemon, as I suppose are all the RSS reader authors. You have to draw the line somewhere; it's hard to know just where.
Support wrote:The Lockergnome feed is fine for me, BTW. Do you have some others that are failing?
There were quite a few. That and the fact that Lockergnome was one of them was what struck me. If it works for you, I wonder what the problem was. I don't think any of the others were important ones, though; if I find any, I'll let you know.
support wrote:For most people, 100 feeds is adequate for testing purposes.
If you use the Import From OPML plugin mentioned above, it will import all of the channels in the OPML, but Awasu will only load 100 when it starts up and ignores the rest. If you want to delete a channel, you just have to delete it's .channel file in the Channels sub-directory and restart so you could work through the your OPML channels, 100 at a time, that way
Is there something you specfically wanted to check out with a large number of feeds? Let me know and we can work something out.
No, it wasn't a matter of wanting to test a large number of feeds or even of wanting to test specific ones. It was just that I had accumulated that many in my testing of several applications, and hadn't had time to look at them all to see which ones I wanted to keep. Guess it's time to do that now
Keith Russell wrote:5. Worse yet, I hit what appears to be a program loop. The dialog saying that this version allows 100 feeds kept popping up. I'd dismiss it and it would be right back again. The list of feeds in the window underneath didn't seem to be changing, so I suspect this could have gone on forever. I finally, somehow, managed to get out of the loop, but I'm still not sure how.
support wrote:When exactly was this happening? During the import process? After you restarted Awasu? Let me know and I'll take a look.
Sorry I wasn't clear on this. During the import process, after I had imported 100 feeds, a dialog popped up saying something like (sorry I don't have the exact wording) "This version of Awasu allows 100 feeds". (I think the word "only" should be in there, but it wasn't.) At this point, I clicked OK and the same dialog popped up--and again--and again. I wasn't able to exit the import process.
Keith Russell wrote:Sorry for the long exposition, but I hope it's helpful.
support wrote:Very. We are always really keen on feedback from people. A lot of people's suggestions have made it into Awasu or are scheduled to do so and it's made it that much better a program.
Great. It's always good to know that the developers are listening to their customers.
Thanks for the reply!