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Trouble with Google Reader and GEXperts RSS feed :)

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/12/07

While catching up my feeds after an astonishing holiday around the Antarctic Peninsula (some photos at Flickr), I bumped into a Google Reader issue with the GExperts.com RSS feed: all posts seem to be stamped 20111117T0555.

Funny, as I remember being late to report GExperts 1.35 for Delphi XE2 was released a while a go :)

It reminded me to ask Thomas to publish the XE2 version of his Experimental GExperts build though.

Lets hope he is faster than me catching up :)

–jeroen

via: Google Reader feed for GExperts.org.

7 Responses to “Trouble with Google Reader and GEXperts RSS feed :)”

  1. Erik Berry said

    The GExperts web site (and feed generator) recently switched from Joomla to WordPress. The posts seem to be time stamped correctly in the resulting feed XML, but the switchover might have caused some confusion for feed readers. If you don’t mind losing old posts, I bet it will correct itself by deleting the feed and re-adding it, since that should force it to forget any old posts from the old Joomla-generated site/feed. [Minor correction: gexperts.com -> gexperts.org]

    The experimental builds do contain a code formatter. It works very well for most code, but doesn’t have any specific support for some of the latest language features like generics, nested classes, etc. It works for some basic unicode scripts, but hasn’t been tested with more exotic scripts.

    You took several nice photos, Jeroen!

    • jpluimers said

      Thanks for the clarification!
      Are there any new posts planned?

      I re-subscribed today to the feed (actually, I added the feed again), and now all posts are dated December 7, 2011.

      So something fishy is going on in the way that Google Reader interprets the feed. Note that my own blog is on wordpress.com and has no trouble, so this might be a configuration issue somewhere.

      I know about the limitations of the experimental code formatter, and still I like it over the built-in one for most of the code I see.

      Note that not all pictures are mine: Nicolette made quite a few of those shots :)

      –jeroen

      • Erik Berry said

        I don’t see anything obviously wrong and the feed validates at http://validator.w3.org/feed/. It shows fine in Thunderbird for me. I assume the problem is related to the fact that Google Reader “has a memory” and seems to store the very old posts that are not in the RSS anymore, and isn’t able to update those properly or detect duplicates when the content/date of a post is edited.

        I’ve been dealing with remodeling a house and managing two toddlers, so there isn’t that much going on with GExperts right now.

        • jpluimers said

          Thanks for the update. I can live with the situation as it is now, so don’t worry :)
          Good luck with the remodeling, and keep enjoying the two young ones: they’ll get older before you notice ;-)
          –jeroen

  2. IL said

    Hello Jeroen,
    Could you remind me what is the fun in Experimental GExpters builds? Code formatter?

  3. Erik Berry said

    The GExperts web site (and feed generator) recently switched from Joomla to WordPress. The posts seem to be time stamped correctly in the resulting XML, but the switchover might have caused some temporary confusion for feed readers. If you don’t mind losing old posts, I bet it will correct itself by deleting the feed and re-adding it, since that should force it to forget any old posts from the Joomla-generated site/feed. Also, I might suggest a minor correction from gexperts.com -> gexperts.org.

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