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    Default Akregator only fetches a max of 20 feeds during first startup...

    When Akregator starts at startup as part of Kontact, it only fetches up to 20 feeds for each feed...
    But If I let it sit there, it will pull in more as they come to get a total > 20, but never pulls more than 20 on the first start.

    I like having everything on my desktop readily available via Kontact.

    This is a screen of my News feed (SUSE Paste) that only pulls the latest 20 but when I shutdown my computer earlier, I had about 70+ unread feeds in there. So I expected the next time I start that it would have those unread feeds in there, + the new ones.

    I don't have it set to mark them as read when it starts: SUSE Paste

    Here is my Akregator archive settings: SUSE Paste
    In the advanced tab it is using "metakit" as the only option.

    I am going to leave these News feeds I got right now as unread, restart the PC, then open Akregator and fetch the feeds to see if they are being marked as "read". But the 20 feed limit is something I would still like to fix.

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    Default Re: Akregator only fetches a max of 20 feeds during first startup...

    This time it never marked the feeds as read and pulled in an extra 5 feeds from News. Good!

    I'm going to leave these articles as unread and try to load kontact again later when I am sure that more than 20 feeds will need to be fetched and see if there is any gaps in time because of this limit.

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    Default Re: Akregator only fetches a max of 20 feeds during first startup...

    Yea, it only fetches 20 feeds. I let my news feed grow to 22 then re-opened Akregator/Kontact a little while later and bam! 42 feeds total now and with time gaps to prove it: SUSE Paste <- ...look at the "Date" column

    Is it possible to make it so that I get all the feeds that haven't been retrieved without having to leave Kontact open 24/7?

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    Default Re: Akregator only fetches a max of 20 feeds during first startup...

    Maybe it is better to report/ask this at the KDE-PIM mailinglist: kdepim-users@kde.org
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    Default Re: Akregator only fetches a max of 20 feeds during first startup...

    I just might do that, thanks.

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    Default Re: Akregator only fetches a max of 20 feeds during first startup...

    Quote Originally Posted by saultdon View Post
    Is it possible to make it so that I get all the feeds that haven't been retrieved without having to leave Kontact open 24/7?
    You can probably start akregator by itself, without starting Kontact.

    I don't use Kontact, but I do use akregator. It seems to work. I'm not sure whether that will interfere with Kontact integration. I suppose you would want to shutdown akregator before starting Kontact.
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    Default Re: Akregator only fetches a max of 20 feeds during first startup...

    Thanks nickert, I tried starting Akregator standalone without Kontact today and still only wants to grab the latest 20 feeds.

    So I take it this isn't normal behaviour... I also tried backing up the Akregator related files from .kde4 to start it from scratch and still get it like this.

    For now, I managed to find something that is working and has the feature to sync with my google reader feeds. Ideal for me since I've spent so much time collecting and organizing feeds in Google Reader.
    It's called RSSOwl and it's from the Mozilla Foundation.

    I downloaded the 64-bit version from here Download RSSOwl
    There was an error about not being able to create a browser when trying to read the feeds and a fix was found in their forums:
    Code:
    ln /usr/lib64/libhunspell-1.3.so.0 /usr/lib64/libhunspell-1.2.so.0
    Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Akregator only fetches a max of 20 feeds during first startup...

    Quote Originally Posted by saultdon View Post
    So I take it this isn't normal behaviour...
    I can't actually say that. I don't think I have had as many as 20 new messages at one time. So I really haven't tested what you are seeing.

    I will say that akregator seems a bit buggy. I have only been using it for a little over a week, and it has crashed on me 4 or 5 times during that period. In addition konqueror has crashed twice when konqueror was not even running (presumably part of it was running, started by akregator). And at least one of those konqueror crashes occured when firefox was configured as my default browser, and thus as the browser that akregator is supposed to start.
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    Default Re: Akregator only fetches a max of 20 feeds during first startup...

    Just a quick note.

    On Monday, when I got home from work, I saw the KDE bug reporter telling me that akregator had crashed. I restarted it, and took the option to resume the failed session. It showed 28 new messages.

    Another note: I have not configured akregator to fetch all feeds on startup. It seems to fetch them quickly enough without setting that option.
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