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kamtsa
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Unchanged vs Updated feeds

I just run Update Feeds in the Feeds screen. Some feeds are marked 'No change' while other 'Updated'. However, when I enter the detailed screen of one of the Updated feed, I see exactly the 5 programs I had before.

1. What is the difference between Updated and No Change?

2. I think that the classification of Updated/No-Change should be from user's perspective. That is, if anything changed in the detailed screen than it should be 'Updated' otherwise 'No Change'.

On a related issue, I am downloading manually so it will be useful to have in the Feeds screen also a way to determine in the feeds screen how many non downloaded programs each feed has.

Thanks,

Kam

eric
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Updated/no change

There's a subtle difference that most people won't care about but some do.

No change means that DC asked the server if the feed has changed since the last time DC did an update. If the server says there's no change, then DC doesn't fetch the feed and move on to the next.

If the server says there is a change, DC will fetch the feed and in that case you'll see updated. Sometimes there really haven't been any changes (even though the server said the file changed), so DC does an update but just doesn't end up changing anything.

kamtsa
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Thanks for the explanation.

Thanks for the explanation. Now I know what it means.

It will be useful to also indicates if something actually changed. Currently I visit manually all the 'updated' just in case they have a new 'not ready' to process.

eric
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Process?

When you say process, do you mean pressing on them so they are downloaded? If so, take a look at the auto-downloads feed option...it'll get them for ya.

kamtsa
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Yes, process = selecting the

Yes, process = selecting the programs to download. Some feeds (e.g. Radio Leo) has a mix of programs where I care of some of them and ignore the others.

If I am on WiFi I guess I can just auto download all. If on 3G, am trying to save traffic.