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Failing akregator GETs don't obey fetch interval

Dear all, 

not sure this is the right place to post it, but here it goes anyway. I run 
kde akregator  to fetch RSS feeds. dpk --status says:

$ dpkg --status akregator
Package: akregator
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: web
Installed-Size: 2208
Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <debian-qt-kde@lists.debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Source: kdepim
Version: 4:3.5.0-0ubuntu0breezy1
Depends: kdelibs4c2 (>= 4:3.4.3-1), libc6 (>= 2.3.4-1), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.0.1), 
libkdepim1a (>= 4:3.4.2), libqt3-mt (>= 3:3.3.4), libstdc++6 (>= 4.0.1)

I typically restrict fetches to once per day, to avoid overloading servers 
(which occasionally are just run by hobbyiests or small departments). 
However, when a HTTP GET fails (typically "404 Object Not Found") , 
akgregator will then start polling the server every minute (filling up my 
proxy's logs in the act). This is undesirable, since the load will be even 
worse on the server, and (in my experience), a failed feed doesn't come back 
by probing more often. I would argue that the default behaviour should be to 
stick to the (custom)FetchInterval. Maybe  a 'ProbeOnFailureInterval' 
parameter could be added, should people want to deviate from the 
(custom)FetchInterval in the case of failure. Alternatively, a 
'Enable/Disable' state per feed, with feeds automatically being disabled 
(with visible cues in UI) after a failure, or whatever. Kind regards,


Philip Lijnzaad
Genomics Laboratory
Dept. of Biomedical Genetics
University Medical Center (UMC), Utrecht
Stratenum room 2.201 (on Mondays and Thursdays not in after 14.45)
MSN chat (*NOT* email): philip_lijnzaad@hotmail.com
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(Universiteitsweg 100, 3584 CG Utrecht)
The Netherlands
tel: +31 (0)30 253 8464
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