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Updating Large Feed and Screen Timeout?

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autolysis
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Updating Large Feed and Screen Timeout?

hi

I happen to subscribe to an extremely large feed (bad design on the content provider's part). It usually takes more than a few minutes to do an update. During the update, the phone screen will time out and lock itself. Apparently, when this happens, DoggCatcher will stop updating the feed?

Is this some sort of background update thread being killed by the phone? The status on the feed still says "updating" but it never changes. Is there any solution to this problem? Thanks!

Karolis
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What do you mean by

What do you mean by "extremely large feed"? If it just has a large number of items, you could filter it out with Yahoo! Pipes. I know it's not the answer you are looking for, but I though I'd share and maybe you'll find it interesting.

autolysis
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interesting. the exact URL to

interesting. the exact URL to the feed is http://www.justing.com.cn/justrss/justrss_ch.xml and there is a large number of items. When I put it in google reader, it defaults to load 10 (newest) items. when I load it in Yahoo!Pipes, it kept giving me time out error.

I wonder if there is a way to dissect the feed so that I can mimic the newest 10 items thing or does DoggCatcher has this built in?

Karolis
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I can see why DoggCatcher

I can see why DoggCatcher would not "chew it up" - even my browser crashed when I opened that feed :)

I'll see if I can do something with it on Yahoo! Pipes.

DC has an option to display a certain number of items. Does that not help?

autolysis
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I tried that number of items

I tried that number of items option and it doens't seem to have any effect.

eric
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Large feed

Yep, I can't even get that to display in a browser, it's going to be tough (or impossible) to get it to display in the few MB have on a mobile device.

As suggested, you may be able to use pipes to trim it down some.