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checkfriends mode [Jul. 18th, 2004|06:42 am]
LiveJournal Client Discussions


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Hi, I am developing a new LJ client (currently named "LiveJournalXP") in C# for the Win32 platform. Development is going well I have most basic functionality implemented (I am using it to send this post!).

The issue I have at the moment is that I am adding the timer to check for friends updates using the checkfriends mode of the protocol. However, the return I get seems rather strange. I get no value back for lastupdate and the delay interval returned is 36000 seconds, am I really only supposed to be checking for friends updates every 10 hours! 10 minutes I could understand. I have yet to actually see a value of 1 to be returned in new yet either, even though there have been journal updates.

Is this functionality broken in the protocol atm? If so I might look at implementing it another way (perhaps d/ling the RSS feeds for all the users friends and doing some manipulation myself).

Any help anyone can give me would be much appreciated.

I should also have an early alpha build of my client soon. I will post a link to it once I feel it is ready.

From: snej
2004-07-17 11:21 pm (UTC)
checkfriends used to work for all users, then turned into a paid-account feature back when site performance sucked. Since site performance doesn't suck any more (well, for at least the last few days) couldn't it be re-enabled for all users?

(Anyway, my hunch is that checkfriends saves load on the servers, since it helps users avoid reloading their Friends pages so often.)
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