Closed Bug 281237 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago

New feed subscription dialog


(MailNews Core :: Feed Reader, defect)

Windows XP
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: mscott, Assigned: mscott)




(4 files, 3 obsolete files)

The UI I designed for the 1.0 release doesn't work very well when you have a
large number of feeds and when you have a large number of feeds associated with
a particular foldder. I always meant to re-write it as a nsITreeView so we can
add extra levels of containment to the UI (i.e. showing the folders and the
feeds contained under each folder).

Tracking bug for these changes.
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird1.1
Attached patch work in progress (obsolete) — Splinter Review
just saving my work. Still a lot more to do.
Blocks: 258102
Getting Robert in the loop on the subscription redesign as I'm hoping between
the two of us we can get the OPML stuff integrated into the new dialog as well. 
Attached patch updated patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
1) adds support for add and remove feed buttons
2) support for drag and drop of RSS feeds into the RSS manager
3) Confirm deletion of RSS feeds from this dialog

Still to do:
Figure out what to do about edit support
Attachment #173512 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attached image screen shot
Attached patch updated patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
saving a snap shot. improved drag and drop support, bug fixes for edit/remove
feed items, add back the status and progress UI.
Attachment #173595 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attached patch updated patchSplinter Review
includes license file changes, adding a feed now checks to see if the feed
already exists before adding, CSS work for Mac OS X, verbage changs to the
dialog, drag and drop no longer freezes the dragging application (i.e. Firefox)
while the feed properties dialog is waiting on the user.

I'm going start landing this now and then continue with incremental changes
after it has landed. For instance, I'd like to add dragging of feeds within the
dialog in addition to making the view smarter about reacting to new feeds
instead of just rebuilding the view from scratch. I also need to make the
dialog a folder listener to track changes to the rss server while it is open.
Attachment #173715 - Attachment is obsolete: true
How will this also handle storing feeds in sub-folders of folders?
supplemental patch which allows you to drag feeds from one folder to another
from within the subscriptions dialog.
make double click and VK_ENTER/VK_RETURN bring up the edit feed dialog
marking fixed. Any future issues (such as making the dialog react to folder
additions/removals from the main 3 pane window) can be tracked in separate bugs. 
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
"Removing or changing the folder for a feed will not effect previously
downloaded articles" should use "affect" instead of "effect"
how sure are you that its affect not effect before I change it...:)
it is "affect".
ok, fixed :)
Hi, I'm unable to import an OPML file created with TB 1.5b1

IE: I export my subs to an OPML file, clear my subs and then cannot read back my

Component: RSS → Feed Reader
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
Target Milestone: Thunderbird1.1 → ---
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