I fixed the update bug, it was only checking for versions differing, not necessarily newer.
mike240se wrote:1) With downloads turned off, i can not update the podcast list of episodes. So lets say i turn off downloading cause i want to save battery for now or whatever, i still would like to see what new podcasts are available.
I'm extremely hesitant to provide overriding of the master download settings, since in some cases (travelling, non-unlimited data plans, etc) using mechanisms or times that aren't set up could charge people money. I definitely understand where you're coming from, but I think in this regard I'm going to err on the conservative side. If I come up with a way to make it absolutely clear to the user what they're doing, I may go for it, but it would take a significant reworking of the download code to let some downloads go through and others not.
mike240se wrote:Issue 2) I still can not cancel a podcast download in progress. I had 2 from engadget on the download list, 1 was done, 1 was 41% done. I cancled it but it stayed on the list. It kept donwloading too. Also, the little icon on the left of the names doesnt actually list which one is actively downloading. they all have the same little circle icon.
I think the issue here is more of a UI issue (that I need to fix). Downloads do cancel, but they stay in the download queue. When the downloader finally gets to them it skips them. The only download you'd see an effect on is the one currently in progress. This is a total laziness issue on my part (well, and not having the time), since it's actually hard to remove stuff from the middle of my data structures. It's something I definitely want to fix, though.
mike240se wrote:Issue 3) If i am downloading a podcast (its happened automatically) and i find a podcast that is more interesting, how can i get that podcast to the top of the download list? Obviously not being able to cancel is an issue, but even if i could, how would i get a podcast to the top of the download list?
This comes back to the other issue, but it's definitely something I want to do (and will add to the list).
mike240se wrote:Question 1) Is it possible to just manually download any podcasts i want instead of automatically downloaing them? Is there "manual download" option for each episode if i set auto downloads to zero?
Yes (and no). There's UI for it in 1.5.11, but it doesn't work (shocking, I know). It does work, however, in 1.6.0 on the prelease site (http://ota.versatilemonkey.com/prerelease/
). You can set the number of episodes to zero like you suggest and it won't download new ones automatically.
Hope this all helps, thanks for the feedback, keep it coming.