The other day FeedDemon told me that there was an update available. I thought that this was a little strange, given the fact that there has just been a major update correcting connection problems to the NewsGator server. Not only that both the FeedDemon and NewsGator community have been very quiet about it; as in silent.
So after I saw the invite to get a new version I went and got the new version. But why I thought it was strange was that this comes right on the back of a new beta tested version that addressed connection issues. I thought about that after I installed it, which I wished I had not. Even stranger still is the fact that nothing was said in the blog from Nick Bradbury or from the NewsGator News Feed. I thought then that maybe it was because they had not had a chance but now it has been a few days and still nothing. I suppose that usually what I would have expected was hey guys there has been an update for … whatever reason, not this time.
Worse, is the fact that this version seems to be a bit funny with stories not fully loading and I actually had it hang tonight for the first time ever. Then I thought maybe I have been had! That I had inadvertently installed a dodgy update… So what I have done is to shoot off an email to Jack Brewster at NewsGator Support. I only did that this evening and I am yet to get a reply, which I am sure I will have tomorrow. I will let you know the result.
This is not to say that in the past updates have been issued without notice, just "feels" a little strange to me. That said I would like to know what the changes were, if it is a legit update. I was thinking that maybe it was updated due to the fact that they needed to do an urgent security update or something like that and they do not want to discuss the details, I truly do not know.
Watch this space… I will be so peeved with myself if I have done a stupid thing…
May 15, 2006 at 9:55 am
I was confused at first too, but as usual the forums are the place to find answers like this 🙂
– Fixed: Watches with auto-purge disabled are reset to auto-purge at 200 items (220.127.116.11)
– Fixed: Auto-discovery handles query strings incorrectly (18.104.22.168)
May 15, 2006 at 9:59 am
Build 22.214.171.124 was a very minor update which addressed two bugs reported in 126.96.36.199. Details on the changes may be found in this forum post:
I didn’t think it made sense to blog about this build since it was released so soon after the previous one, but there have been a number of other people who were confused by the new build, so I admit to being wrong about this. We’ll be more vocal about new builds from now on.
May 19, 2006 at 1:15 am
[…] It would seem from both the comments on the blog post and the prompt reply on email that the update of FeedDemon to 188.8.131.52 was indeed legit! […]