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GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:29 am
by ktm

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Ver 1.0 (Build 390) released on 06/08/2011
+ Updated SQLite to
+ Enabled Aero theming on Windows Vista/7
+ Removed a few of the oldest DB upgraders
+ Cleaned up the HTML being generated
+ Updated Vietnamese language pack (Thanks Narga)
+ Included "0 News Window v2" stylesheet (Thanks patrick013)
+ Internal preparations for future 64-bit builds
+ Fixed bug converning creation of new Feed Groups
+ Added keyboard shortcut for "Mark All As Read" (Ctrl+Shift+G)

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:31 am
by nikkho
Seems promising. Can't wait to test the x64 build when available!

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:06 am
by MRH
Thanks for this release! The error message on startup is finally gone (Win 7 64 bit) and I can create folders again – love this tool! :D

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:22 am
by allgaeu_tobias
I tried to update my installed build 386 to build 390.
Upon program start I got the following message:
The database file needs to be upgraded
to work with this version of GreatNews.

It won't be compatible with older versions
of GreatNews after this upgrade.

Apply the upgrade now?
OK Abbrechen

After cklicking [OK] i got:
Database update failed:
ERROR[1]: no such column: bloglines_account

And then the program terminates.

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:53 pm
by Dexter_prog
works good, except it is not remembering the positions of the toolbars

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:56 am
by sabarnett
Has anyone got any pointers on how I get this source code?

I downloaded the source 7z file but it won't open with 7z or winzip. They just tell me its an invalid archive.

I'm both curious about the code and want to disable a couple of features, so having the source would be a good start!


Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:54 am
by YmerejO42
I seem to be doing something horribly wrong, and it's intensely frustrating. I'd LOVE to update my GreatNews (I currently use 386), but no matter what browser I use to download the attachments, I always get errors. If I download a .zip attachment, I get the error "An attempt was made to move the file pointer before the beginning of the file." when I try to extract it. If I download a .7z file, I get the error "Can not open file "x" as archive."

This wouldn't be so frustrating if I weren't using current builds of 7-Zip, WinRAR, Firefox, and Chrome. So there's something weird going on here.

Any ideas?

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:51 am
by nikkho
Since GreatNews seems to be dead since long of time ago, which explains why your download links are not working, the blog is down, home page is still referencing build 386, ...

I already posted on the blog a couple of years ago, updated builds on the latest source code, even with native x86 and x64 binaries, and some upgrades and tweaks on SQLite, but no official answer at all.

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:56 am
by nikkho
It still interested grab it here: ...

As said, updated to 394 source code, performace tweaks in SQLite, ...

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:24 am
by YmerejO42
Definitely interested, what else do I need to get it running? The most recent working version I have is 386, do I just drop these files in that folder and run them?

[edit] Nevermind, I did that and it worked perfectly. Thank you![/edit]

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:10 am
by nikkho
Good it was useful to you too.
I do notice a good performance boost in my build, specially on the 64 bit version compared to the official 390/386 ones.
Hope the official developers will take care of it.

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:24 pm
by nikkho
Digging on my project details, I just found the changelog, so here it is:

Ver 1.0 (Build 394) released on 07/31/2012 (Guti)
+ Compiled with /GF /QIfist
+ Added some SQLite performance tunnings (SQLITE_HAVE_ISNAN, SQLITE_DEFAULT_MEMSTATUS 0)

Ver 1.0 (Build 393) released on 07/26/2012 (Guti)
+ Compiled with Visual C++ 2012 RC
+ Reverted SQLite SQLITE_TEMP_STORE=3 in 392 because it caused 700 MB RAM usage memory peaks
+ Added further SQLite code removals (SQLITE_OMIT_BUILTIN_TEST, SQLITE_OMIT_TRACE)
+ Added some SQLite performance tunnings (SQLITE_DIRECT_OVERFLOW_READ; removed SQLITE_OMIT_XFER_OPT)

Ver 1.0 (Build 392) released on 07/23/2012 (Guti)
+ Optimized SQLite settings to use in-memory journal (SQLITE_ENABLE_ATOMIC_WRITE 3 and disable SQLITE_OMIT_MEMORYDB)
+ Enabled optimizations /Oy /GT /GS- /fp:fast

Ver 1.0 (Build 391) released on 07/22/2012 (Guti)
+ x86 and x64 versions
+ Compiled with Visual C++ 2010
+ Upgraded SQLite from to 3.7.13
+ Upgraded ZLib from 1.2.5 to 1.2.7

Even I created my own ToDo list:
- Fix crash on exit with systray icon if updating feeds
- Pack sources
- Upgrade CPPSQlite from 3.1 to 3.2
- Make Bloglines synchronization work again
- Upgrade Loki from 0.1.6 to 0.1.7
- Google Reader Syncrhonization
- Ability to show only unread feeds on the news feeds treeview.
- I like Feeddemon keyboard behaviour, that makes up and down arrows to move from previous feed to next one, if focus is in the treeview, move from one item to another if in the listview, or scroll up and down, if focus is in the previe...

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:24 pm
by YmerejO42
I'm really hoping we aren't annoying people with our discussion here...

Anyway, a couple of bugs I've noticed. One, for some reason, when I hover over a feed, it ALWAYS tells me "Update failed", even when it's just finished updating and downloaded new stories. Not critical, but annoying. Two, it puts a "_" character at the beginning of the title of every single story. Not sure where that's coming from.

Other than that, awesome! Loving the new build, if they're not going to continue the development, maybe you should post it on SourceForge or somewhere, get some awareness that GreatNews still exists. This is my favorite newsreader, hands down, and has been since I first found it back when it was still being actively developed. Thank you for your labor of love in keeping it going.

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:04 am
by nikkho
Unfortunatelly I do not have Visual C++ 2010 nor 2012 installed anymore, and GreatNews is not able to be built with Visual C++ 2013 nor 2014 RC, so I honestly doubt I could fix those issues, nor add new features.

Re: GreatNews 1.0.390-ktm

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:18 pm
by YmerejO42
Well, crud monkies.

Do you think it would build under GCC? If so, and if you think you'd be able to talk me through finding those bugs, I'd be willing to install that and take a shot a fixing those bugs at least.