cfcubed wrote:But My Telly has never been (very) tolerant of data problems in the schedule feed stream & it seems one user of the new release may have run into this (... XML import ... null error upon schedule update). I'm awaiting diagnostics output from him, the schedule download fails for a particular day (his 4th schedule day in the future) but not others.
So that problem has been fixed in yesterday's My Telly ver 1.5 update. Encourage any users of My Telly to upgrade to ver 1.5. More info in its SourceForge Readme & Announcement/Blog.
Regarding New/Repeat flagging: In the past repeat / new flagging in schedule feed data seemed quite unreliable, e.g. new shows being flagged as repeats. Now its just appears somewhat unreliable, e.g. repeats flagged as new. Since at least My Telly ver 1.2 its offered the option to "Datecheck" shows flagged as repeats (now called Repeat w/Orig AirDate = AirDate set as FirstRun
). This new release has the option to expand to flag as new shows whose Original AirDate is within 1 day of its current/actual AirDate. But these options have less impact for me now that it seems that the feed data flags more shows as New (e.g. perhaps more false-positive News). See also Robert's notes on "new" vs "repeat"
topic in schedulesdirect.org Developers Corner.
BTW My Telly core/original code is about a decade old (by way of its original author) & it shows its age, esp. the old style implementation of its grid displays. This is most evident in JRE 1.7+ where its font changed & looks much "thinner", grid scrolling performance also suffers. But fixing that involves a somewhat major overhaul & may not be done anytime soon. Look instead for more simple / convenience updates like proper Windows & Mac OS X installer packaging, and any important bug fixes (as & if time allows).
For my uses at least, current My Telly serves its purpose - easy define & execute of reasonably complex searches, coupled with cumulative "hidden" list, against weekly USA Schedules Direct data pulls to search out the needles in the haystack worth watching:)