Version: 1.2.6 (using KDE KDE 3.5.7)
Installed from: SuSE RPMs
If a feed failed to be updated, ATM only the icon of the feed is changed to an exclamation mark, but nothing else. Akregator should display the reason why the feed could not be updated (server error [Not Found, Forbidden], parse error, ...) like e.g. Liferea does. Preferably, it should show the error message until the feed could be updated successfully again (i.e. the message should stay even when Akregator is restarted).
Using Akregator 1.3.3 with KDE 4, I noticed that the error message is shown in a tooltip when hovering over the feed that could not be updated. It still is very hard to discover though, and I would suggest making it more visible. For example, an error bar could be shown above the feed contents.
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Tested with Akregator 5.16.3 (20.12.3), the behavior is the same as in 2010; that is, the error message is displayed in a tooltip but that is not discoverable very well.
I tried to modify the source code but with no luck. Could the maintainer help to look into it? Thanks in advance.
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/pim/akregator/-/merge_requests/17
Git commit 220be9f35e48285b95cd9211521a1d4081eab87b by Fushan Wen.
Committed on 29/09/2021 at 06:37.
Pushed by mlaurent into branch 'master'.
Change color of feed title for error fetching status.
Change the color of title if a feed fails to be updated, which makes
the user easier to find feeds with errors in the list.
M +8 -3 src/subscription/subscriptionlistmodel.cpp
M +3 -0 src/subscription/subscriptionlistmodel.h
In the interest of transparency I'm reopening the bug; it looks like the merge request has nothing to do with displaying the **error message** that caused the fetch to fail.
I borrowed this bug because changing color makes it easier to discover which feed fails to be updated and needs attention. Error message has been already in the tooltip.
Thanks for doing that :)
However, this bug is specifically about making the error message more discoverable. If this is not going to be changed, the bug should be closed as WONTFIX.