RSS Bandit v1.9.0.972 Release (with updated installer)

So 11 Okt, 2009; by dareo - Release Notes

As part of spring cleaning to get ready for Windows 7, we are releasing version of RSS Bandit. You can download it from here [Update: The issues when upgrading from v1.8.0.870 have been addressed]

This release primarily fixes bugs from the previous release. With the code base now stable we will be making a number of radical changes for version 2.0 including transitioning to a ribbon based interface and adding support for Windows 7 jump lists. The major new feature and bug fixes since the last official release (v. are listed below. 

The codename for the next release of RSS Bandit will be Gambit.
- Ability to read and comment on items from your Facebook news feed via the "Synchonize Feeds" feature. More details on this feature can be found here


  • Revision 881: fixed: import feeds dialog display the wrong categories for a selected feed source
  • Revision 882: change: Start/StopIndexerThread are now complementary; no timeout anymore on the indexer thread
  • Revision 883: migrated to Infragistics NetAdvantage 2008.3, build 2021/patched
  • Revision 884: Allow addin to be in any path location
  • Revision 885: changes to fix issue 2555947 - FTP storage does not work
  • Revision 886: fixed the issue with the FIPS compliance exception in our own code 2433685; is still to be fixed - awaiting an answer from their developers
  • Revision 887: fix-completed: FIPS exception; now use a modified assembly that is FIPS compliant; suggested a patch to the developers:
  • Revision 888: prevent exception, if .settings file does not exist the app starts up the very first time
  • Revision 889: get rid of the thread and thread sleep in the Splash controller
  • Revision 890: changes to get tree rendering issues with custom DPI settings fixed (yet only tested with 120DPI fonts on Vista): 2218081, 2218104, 2219480
  • Revision 891: fixed 2000769: Titles of posts don't show up as tool tips on mouse over
  • Revision 894: fixed long standing bug where "Work Offline" didn't fetch images from the browser cache; fixed bug where mark all items as read when exiting a feed or category didn't work correctly (Dareo)
  • Revision 923: fixed exception when trying to save a feed if it has been modified since the saving process started.
  • Revision 924: fixed issue where corrupted search index causes a crash on every start of the application.
  • Revision 925: fixed crash when there is an XML error in the feed sources file.
  • Revision 927: fixed problem where removing and re-adding Google Reader or NewsGator as a feed source results in an error
  • Revision 929: fixed incorrect "certificate error" messages when an invalid password specified when loading a feed list from a remote feed source such as Google Reader
  • Revision 930: fixed issue where URI canonicalization causes feeds like to be incorrectly declared as invalid.
  • Revision 935: fixed issue where options dialog fails to open if user selected NewsGatorOnline as remote storage option
  • Revision 936: fixed issue where WebDAV remote storage option fails to upload or download files.
  • Revision 940: fixed 2846923- column layouts not remembered for unread items folders
  • Revision 942: No longer show favicons in browser history in toolbar because invalid image formats from sites cause red 'X' in toolbar section
  • Revision 943: fixed 2852509- InvalidOperationException can be thrown while unread item counts are being generated
  • Revision 944: fixed 2840514- ClassCastException if error occurs when downloading enclosures
  • Revision 945: fixed 2836001 - column Menu isn't visible on the View Menu in certain cases. 
  • Revision 947: various fixes related to NNTP feeds (encoding, crashes, UI)
  • Revision 949: fixed 1642865 - newly created newsgroup identity is not immediately applied as the default
  • Revision 951 fixed 2798776 - English words shown in German version of the application when showing items as groups
  • Revision 952: Busy cursor now shown when deleting lots of items from the list view
  • Revision 954: fixed 2335779 - Links with target="_blank" open in new browser window
  • Revision 956: fixed: 2335753 - SEHException Message: External component has thrown an exception
  • Revision 958: fixed: 2867673 - Ctrl+Mouse Scroll to zoom does not work (again) with IE8
  • Revision 961: fixed 1504646 : Alt+N - unacceptable shortcut  
  • Revision 962: fixed 1223886: Keyboard navigation from reading pane to article list broken
  • Revision 964: fixed: 2555979 - Desktop alerts on new items no longer works
  • Revision 966: fixed: 2723284 - Truncated elements in Search pane with 120DPI displays
  • Revision 967: fixed 2723227 - Truncated Descenders (120 DPI) in Options dialog
  • Revision 969: fixed 2292733 - Mark read at top level root node not working

#1 John A Thomson on So 11 Okt, 2009 at 11:20

Uninstalled previous RSS version before installing this new version.

Alas, the new version crashes while it is loading up.

Error dialog states:

"Could not load file or assembly 'Infragistics2.Shared.v8.3,Version=8.3.20083.2059, Culture=neutral, PubicKeyToken=7dd5c3163f2cd0cb' or one of its dependencies.The system cannot find the file specified.

I can send you the error.log file if you need further information.

#2 Dare Obasanjo on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 12:16

Sorry, originally posted a link to the test installer. Can you use the following URL instead -

#3 John A Thomson on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 12:55

Works a treat now.

Thanks for the prompt action.

#4 Justausr on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 3:17

Same thing for me. Used the initial link and it wouldn't work. Remvoed and used the link from the comment and it worked.

#5 Justausr on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 3:53

I am seeing some strange behavior. I seem to have some feeds listed twice since the install. Doesn't happen in every folder. One of the feed has no items so I delete that one.

#6 Ray on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 6:06


What a mess. Just installed and ran for the first time. I was expecting perhaps 200 new items. It's up to 6000 and still going. Subscriptions that I deleted months ago have reappeared. It doesn't seem to remember what has been marked read. There's over 100 items in the Feed Errors folder.

Well it looks like the update has finished with 16050 Unread Items. This morning there were 400 with the new version.

I have to ask the same question I've ask after the disasters that were the intial attemps of the last two major releases.

Every heard of "testing"?

#7 Ray on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 6:21

>>> WARNING! <<<

A closer inspection revealed that a least 20 to 30 of my feeds were deleted by the upgrade from It's hard to say but it looks like they were the most recently created, edited, or moved. As stated above, I have dozens of feeds now that had been deleted. Also the update didn't stop at 16050 - it's now over 20,000 and climbing.

These issues may be unique to me (though I ran this morning without a problem), but I highly recommend making a backup of the RSS Bandit Application directory before upgrading. At least it will give you a starting point in recovering the "My Feeds" contents if the upgrade selectively modifies things.

Also, the upgrade automatically deletes the installation without warning, so be prepared for that.

#8 Dominik on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 11:05

I upgraded my RSS Bandit installation and when I try to start the new version I get an "RSS Bandit isn't working anymore" error message (roughly translated from german to english, not sure what the message actually is. It's the standard windows "I don't want to execute this program anymore" message).

Can't get in at all.

#9 Stefan on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 11:36


After the update (on vista) I immediately get the crash window when I trie to start Rapidose. The signature is:


Stopped working


Problemereignisname: CLR20r3

Problemsignatur 01: rssbandit.exe

Problemsignatur 02:

Problemsignatur 03: 4ad2295a

Problemsignatur 04: RSSBandit

Problemsignatur 05:

Problemsignatur 06: 4ad2295a

Problemsignatur 07: 116a

Problemsignatur 08: 1d

Problemsignatur 09: System.TypeInitialization

Betriebsystemversion: 6.0.6002.

Gebietsschema-ID: 1031


#10 Peter on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 1:21

Installed new version and now as soon as I try to start, get a dialog box saying "RSS Bandit has stopped working, Windows is checking for a solution for the problem. on windows 7

#11 dissappointed on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 2:00

installed the new version. program won't even start.

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: CLR20r3

Problem Signature 01: rssbandit.exe

Problem Signature 02:

Problem Signature 03: 4ad2295a

Problem Signature 04: RSSBandit

Problem Signature 05:

Problem Signature 06: 4ad2295a

Problem Signature 07: 116a

Problem Signature 08: 1d

Problem Signature 09: System.TypeInitialization

OS Version: 6.1.7600.

Locale ID: 1033

#12 Dare Obasanjo on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 3:09

For the people who are having problems, what version of Windows are you using? Also are you using the version of the installer that is at ?

#13 dissappointed on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 4:07

installed the latest version. running 32-bit windows 7 ultimate.

where is the file that has a list of all the feeds? my last backup of my feeds is a few weeks old. thanks.

#14 Frank on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 4:39

Yes, Dare Obasanjo,

i download the file from but i have the same problem on my Win7 "RSS Bandit has stopped working, Windows is checking for a solution for the problem".

I need my Feeds. What files i must be Backup to do a clean installation of RSS-Bandit?


#15 John on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 4:54

I used the comment link as well on Win7 and also get the "...stopped working.." error msg

#16 Michel on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 4:55

Aagh, not working anymore after upgrading. Running it on Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Problem Event Name: CLR20r3

Problem Signature 01: rssbandit.exe

Problem Signature 02:

Problem Signature 03: 4ad2295a

Problem Signature 04: RSSBandit

Problem Signature 05:

Problem Signature 06: 4ad2295a

Problem Signature 07: 116a

Problem Signature 08: 1d

Problem Signature 09: System.TypeInitialization

OS Version: 6.1.7600.

Locale ID: 1043

#17 Jeff on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 5:06

Had the same issue. I clicked Debug from the crash dialog, and loaded up VS.NET. Looks like the upgrade didn't update the log4net.dll. I had RSS Bandit v1.8 installed, and the log4net.dll was dated 7/24/2008. Uninstalled, reinstalled 1.9 fixed it.

#18 Dare Obasanjo on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 5:14

Uninstall all versions of RSS Bandit then do a clean install of the latest version. This will narrow down if it is an upgrade issue.

#19 Frank on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 5:16

OK Dare,

but i want all my Feeds. What files i must backup to have all my Feeds after a clean install?

#20 Sean Wheeler on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 5:40

I did an upgrade and now I am getting the following exception at startup.

Could not load file or assembly 'log4net, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)

#21 fixed! on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 5:42

fired up a virtual machine. installed the latest version. copied the new log4net.dll from the new installation and overwrote the old one. program starts right up. thanks jeff!

#22 Chris on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 5:43

I am running Windows Vista SP 1 and getting the "RSS Bandit has stopped working" message. I downloaded from

#23 fixed! on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 5:45

here is the correct files.

copy that to C:\Program Files\RssBandit

overwrite the old one which should have a date of 7/24/2008

#24 antigeek on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 5:50

I upgraded to the latest version, and I had the crash occur on WinXP SP3. I uninstalled, then reinstalled the new version, and everything works fine. I didn't lose my old articles, either.

The only side effect is that every article I had saved is now marked unread. Not a big issue -- just CTRL-A, right-click, and select "Mark as read".

Looking forward to see if some annoyances have been fixed. Thanks for the update!

#25 Frank on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 5:50

Hello guys,

thats it. Install RSS-Bandit in an VM and copy the log4net.dll.

Thats the solution.

#26 Sean Wheeler on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 5:50

Uninstalling and reinstalling fixed the log4net loading exception.

#27 antigeek on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 6:09


I have copied the following directories between computers to keep my articles up-to-date:

C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\RssBandit

C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\RssBandit

I delete the old directories, then copy over.

Since you're running Win7, they may be under C:\Users\...

#28 Martok on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 6:23

Initially I had problems with this new version of RSS Bandit, getting the "RSS Bandit has stopped working, Windows is checking for a solution for the problem" message. I solved this by uninstalling and reinstalling again. However, I ended up with a bunch of feeds that I deleted months ago as well as my current ones. Worst of all I've got the alert windows for new items popping up for all of my feeds, even though I've been through them all and switched them off. Seems to have gone from these not working at all in the last version to always working even if you don't want them. Please can we have a fix for this ASAP!!

#29 Saku on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 7:37

Thank you #24! I had the same problem as many here (RSS Bandit has stopped working) on my Vista SP2 (x86) after upgrading to this new version without uninstall.

Downloaded the dll from sendspace, copied it to the RSSBandit folder in Program Files and now everything works and feeds are intact! Yay! (Did get some new feeds from the installer, though..)

#30 Dare Obasanjo on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 8:22

I'm currently trying to reproduce the installation sequence ( upgrade to and will update the installer if I can locate the error that causes log4net.dll not to be updated.

#31 Juozas on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 8:59

When file version is not changed, msi would not upgrade that file, log4net.dll version is unchanged.

#32 Ardjan on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 9:36

Note to self: wait with the update next time: check logs first.

#33 QoSyS on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 9:44

Thanks! Seems to work good - i recently had problems with holding over 500 subscriptions in RssBandit.

#34 quasar on Mo 12 Okt, 2009 at 11:37

Error dialog states:

"Could not load file or assembly 'Infragistics2.Shared.v8.3,Version=8.3.20083.2059, Culture=neutral, PubicKeyToken=7dd5c3163f2cd0cb' or one of its dependencies.The system cannot find the file specified.

I second that!

#35 dareo on Di 13 Okt, 2009 at 3:44

For users who are still on v1.8.0.870 I've refreshed the installer to deal with the fact that log4net.dll causes crashes on an upgrade. The new installer is at

If you already installed v1.9.0.972 and it is crashing, my recommendation is to uninstall to get rid of all application files and install from scratch

#36 Robin Capper on Di 13 Okt, 2009 at 11:21

I seem to have upgraded fine but having new (default) feed items added was a bit of a freak out. As some duplicate things I have wondered if my feedlist had been corrupted but all is fine. Maybe the installer should either leave existing list un-molested or allow the option to leave these out

#37 Dominik on Di 13 Okt, 2009 at 6:43

I use WinVista 64bit with all SPs and Updates installed and yes, I used the installer.

#38 torstenr on Mi 14 Okt, 2009 at 11:41

Martok: the "Show Feed Alert Windows" feature was not working at all in previous version, also if you configured the feature per feed. I guess, you have the flag "Show Feed Alert Windows | Always" switched on (Right-Click the Bandit system tray icon). If you switch to "As configured by feed" you would get the expected behavior.

#39 torstenr on Mi 14 Okt, 2009 at 11:45

Robin: you mean, our default feeds are added again on upgrade, or you are talking about feed items (posts)? If the first is true, please open a bug for that at if not yet done.

#40 Jamie on Mi 14 Okt, 2009 at 10:27

Does anyone else have the problem where RSS Bandit won't restore from the tray icon?

I'm on Vista x64 SP1. I minimize the program to my system tray and bring it up in the morning to read the new feeds. Since the upgrade it simply refuses to come up. The right-click menu on the tray icon also stops responding. I have to kill the app and restart it.

To make things clear, this is new in the 1.9 release, 1.8 worked fine. I removed all files in my RSS Bandit install directory before upgrading, so it's as good as a clean install.

#41 Martok on Do 15 Okt, 2009 at 11:35

@torstenr Thank you! That's sorted my problem, alerts are now off. :D

#42 Carlo Folini on Do 15 Okt, 2009 at 4:45

A little annoyance...

Pressing "shift" key and clicking a link doesn't open a new window outside of the Bandit as it used to work in the previous release!

#43 The Admin on Do 15 Okt, 2009 at 6:47

You can use Right-Click a link and select "open in new window" instead, else you will be kept within Bandit.

#44 crashes on Fr 16 Okt, 2009 at 9:26

where should be post the crash log? 1.9 crashes numerous times a day on me. would love to help out the developers by submitting the crash log. thanks.

#45 MOT on Di 20 Okt, 2009 at 10:54

Why is it that RSSBandit randombly corrupts my feeds? It was working perfectly yesterday, but today I start it up and get a "Failed to load feed sources" error. And I didn't do anything to it! I love RSS Bandit because it's the easiest RSS program to use, but please, just fix it.

#46 Tomislav on Sa 7 Nov, 2009 at 7:10

FTP remote storage still doesn't work. When I tried to upload feed list I got windows with red X sign withosu any message. I checked on FTP server and rssbandit staet file was created but wehn I tried to download that state file I, again, got error "Feedlist download failed with erro: Closed..". Going back to version 1.6.620. :-(