Subject: pkg/31927: some snownews stories not marked "read"
To: None <,,>
From: brad harder <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 10/27/2005 06:11:00
>Number:         31927
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       snownews doesn't always mark read items "read"
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Oct 27 06:11:00 +0000 2005
>Originator:     bch:*:666:666:,,,:/home/666:/usr/bin/silly
>Release:        NetBSD 3.0_BETA
method digital logic
System: NetBSD 3.0_BETA NetBSD 3.0_BETA (MANCHESTER2) #12: Sat Oct 15 01:11:01 EDT 2005 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
If I describe it in terms of the "screens" that one navigates...
Screen 1 - list of RSS-feeds
Screen 2 - list of stories per RSS-feed

If you select a site with unread news from Screen 1, you are presented with the current list of stories (Screen 2). Your selection is automatically placed at the first unread selection (signified by bold text). If you 'o' to open that story, a browser is launched to view the story. After quitting the browser, you are placed back at Screen 2, but the status (read/unread) of the item hasn't changed, and if you 'q' to go back to Screen 1, the number of unread items remains unchanged.
start snownews
select feed with unread news
"o" on unread story (!not [enter] to view short desc.)
quit browser, quit current screen to go back to main screen.
pressing [enter] to view short description of stories sets the "I've been read" status, but "o" to go directly to story does not.