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Re: [Pan-devel] [PATCH] Downloading headers from the command line

From: Eric Lauriault
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] [PATCH] Downloading headers from the command line
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 15:58:28 -0400
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I opened the bugzilla tickets. Thanks again for the best newsreader around.



Charles Kerr wrote:
>> On Sun, 25 Mar 2007, Eric Lauriault wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> I've attached a small patch to download headers from the command line.
>>> I've wanted to do this to download headers for a few groups
>>> automatically without a gui while I'm away using crond. It's pretty much
>>> the same idea as using pan as an nzb reader. The problem I'm
>>> experiencing is that when the queue empties, the process just hangs
>>> around until it gets receives a signal. The same behavior can be
>>> observed while downloading using an nzb file from the command line. Is
>>> this expected?
>>> Eric
>> Yeah that's due to the fact that the g_main_loop() is still running.
>> The only way to really solve this is to create a class that implements
>> Queue::Listener and when it receives the on_queue_task_removed() event,
>> to query the queue and see if it's empty.  If it is, it should call
>> g_main_loop_quit().
>> I can go ahead and modify your patch to do that, but I am not sure what
>> the consensus is about this feature (you may want to ask Charles if he
>> agrees with the approach I outlined above?).
> Calin, your approach is fine.  You could use on_queue_size_changed()
> instead, since it passes the queue size as an argument.
> Eric, could you open a bugzilla ticket for this so that it's easier
> to track the patches?
> cheers,
> Charles
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