Bloglines Toolkit 1.6.5

Well, that was one of the shortest version cycles in history. For those of you who have been using the Bloglines Toolkit for a while, probably not the fastest, but still, it was pretty quick.

Thanks to Norah for pointing out a bug with the search in the context menu, and to a useful post for telling me that a function changed in the latest Firefox release.

So after a quick update, a new version awaits. The auto-update will also take care of this shortly, for those of you who use it. And if you don’t ever use the context search feature in the right-click menu, perhaps you should. Or don’t worry about it for now and let the update take care of itself when it comes along shortly.

If you find any other problems, please let me know so that I can take a look at them and get them fixed as quickly as possible. Thanks for your help.

Update #1: My apologies for the problems (for those of you having them). The hosting account where the download file resides is currently in the midst of a move from one server to another. I believe that this has actually been completed (I am able to access it without problem, at any rate), but I understand that there may still be some issues. Please be patient, and try again shortly if you still have problems.

You may also want to try refreshing or clearing your cache, or if you’re really antsy, you could even try speaking with your ISP about the refresh rate of their DNS records, because there are plenty of people who are no longer having troubles. Best of luck.

Update #2: It appears that over the weekend the subdomains of the site have decided to stop working, so the downloads are currently not accessible. This means anyone who didn’t download the update prior to say Friday probably didn’t get it. I’ve been trying to contact the host about it, as the IP address is correct, but their servers aren’t processing the requests for the data correctly. I’m working to get it back online as quickly as possible.

As to hosting it elsewhere/mirroring the download, I’d prefer not to do so. The problem with that is that it invariably gets out of date. This has happened already at at least two locations (Bloglines itself and the Extension Room are two that I know of, I’m sure that there are more). If those people don’t respond to requests to update, then it’s “frozen” there, and there isn’t anything that I can do about it, which not only makes a mess for you, it makes a mess for me to try and support. Sorry.

Update #3: While the company hosting the downloads hasn’t fixed the subdomain problem, and I’m still working on that, I do think I managed to get around it with some fancy .htaccess tricks. Let me know if you have any problems with the download.




12 responses to “Bloglines Toolkit 1.6.5”

  1. Chad Everett Avatar

    If the count is off, you’ll need to take it up with the Bloglines people. The only thing that the notification icon does is report back what they are providing. I can in no way fix it. Sorry.

  2. TheMatt Avatar

    OK, this is probably something wrong with my Bloglines setup, but I can’t figure it out. Namely, even with the latest version of BT, the “tooltip hover” is broken. Whenever I have new items, the wee red ball comes up…yay! *But*, when I hover over the icon to see how many updated items, I see:

    110573 unread items

    Now, I have a few feeds, but not really enough to get that many items. Is there some odd cache file or something BT is using for this number that I can clear?