Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre > Recipes

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-29-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
lennyw
Member
lennyw began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 10
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Berlin, Germany
Device: Kindle 3G
Wired Magazine scheduled news download empty!

Hi all,

I've been happily using calibre to download Wired Magazine for some time now. A few months ago, I thought I'd noticed that the Calibre version had become smaller/shorter. Now, the last two have come through "empty" (ie cover and date but nothing else).

What's going on?

Thanks, Lenny.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	cover.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	36.6 KB
ID:	85857  
Attached Files
File Type: epub Wired Magazine - calibre.epub (44.7 KB, 48 views)
File Type: opf metadata.opf (1.4 KB, 61 views)
lennyw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,154
Karma: 5381911
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
Presumably the site was updated and the recipe will have to be changed for the new site layout.
kovidgoyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 05:08 AM   #3
lennyw
Member
lennyw began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 10
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Berlin, Germany
Device: Kindle 3G
Do I need to post a request for this somewhere, or is this thread enough?

Thanks.
lennyw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 05:13 AM   #4
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,154
Karma: 5381911
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
This is enough.
kovidgoyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
lennyw
Member
lennyw began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 10
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Berlin, Germany
Device: Kindle 3G
How long do such recipe changes usually take? How will I know when it has been changed?

Thanks.
(and thanks for the great program!)
lennyw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #6
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,154
Karma: 5381911
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
It depends on the author fo the recipe in question. WHen it is fixed it will be announced in the whats new section of the calibre website.
kovidgoyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 04:39 AM   #7
lennyw
Member
lennyw began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 10
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Berlin, Germany
Device: Kindle 3G
Thanks! Will keep my fingers crossed that a new Wired feed appears soon.
lennyw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 11:45 AM   #8
kiklop74
Guru
kiklop74 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.kiklop74 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.kiklop74 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.kiklop74 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.kiklop74 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.kiklop74 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.kiklop74 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.kiklop74 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.kiklop74 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.kiklop74 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.kiklop74 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.
 
kiklop74's Avatar
 
Posts: 780
Karma: 194642
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Argentina
Device: Kindle PaperWhite, Motorola Xoom
I can fix the recipe to adress the issue of site structural changes but what I can not fix is the lack of articles. As of recent Wired stopped publishing full magazine content online. Only previous issues can be read online in full. I fail to see the point of updating recipe just to download 8-10 articles. If there is still interest for this crippled content I will do an update.
kiklop74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #9
lennyw
Member
lennyw began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 10
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Berlin, Germany
Device: Kindle 3G
Dear kiklop74,

Thanks for replying. It would be great if you could solve the issue, even if it is for only a few articles.

A question: is there a way one could write a recipe that would download the articles once they appear on the Wired website, even if they're a month out of date (I'm always behind on my reading, so the up-to-dateness is not so relevant for me).

Looking forward to whatever kind of recipe update you have time to do!

Lenny
lennyw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 05:15 PM   #10
spedinfargo
Zealot
spedinfargo knows more than wikipediaspedinfargo knows more than wikipediaspedinfargo knows more than wikipediaspedinfargo knows more than wikipediaspedinfargo knows more than wikipediaspedinfargo knows more than wikipediaspedinfargo knows more than wikipediaspedinfargo knows more than wikipediaspedinfargo knows more than wikipediaspedinfargo knows more than wikipediaspedinfargo knows more than wikipedia
 
Posts: 120
Karma: 47540
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiklop74 View Post
I can fix the recipe to adress the issue of site structural changes but what I can not fix is the lack of articles. As of recent Wired stopped publishing full magazine content online. Only previous issues can be read online in full. I fail to see the point of updating recipe just to download 8-10 articles. If there is still interest for this crippled content I will do an update.
Unfortunately I'm betting that we're going to start seeing more and more of this as magazine publishers are now able to provide better e-versions of the printed magazines for tablets etc. and get people to pay for them...
spedinfargo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 12:20 PM   #11
mkydgr
Junior Member
mkydgr began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 1
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2012
Device: Kindle 3
Wired magazine

hi lennyw,

I had the same problem, so here is my first attempt at writing calibre recipe (shamelessly ripped off the built-in recipe). Any improvements/suggestions are welcome.
Hope this helps.

BTW, looks like new articles are showing up towards the end of the month, so if you are willing to wait a few weeks longer, you can still get almost a full issue.
Attached Files
File Type: txt Wired.recipe.txt (4.8 KB, 104 views)
mkydgr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #12
lennyw
Member
lennyw began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 10
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Berlin, Germany
Device: Kindle 3G
Thanks for the recipe. Will try it out, though it seems that the old recipe is now working again?! It might be, as you say, that I'm now trying to download the stuff later in the month. Either way, I'm glad to be getting it again!
lennyw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #13
lennyw
Member
lennyw began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 10
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Berlin, Germany
Device: Kindle 3G
"Failed: Fetch news from Wired Magazine"

Back again.

The feed is reporting back with error message in the title, but to re-iterate:
"Failed: Fetch news from Wired Magazine"

Full log in attachment, but the salient lines are probably:
"Python function terminated unexpectedly
No articles found, aborting (Error Code: 1)"

Has been working perfectly until now, have also tried attached version from mkydgr above, but same error comes back.

Any thoughts?
Attached Files
File Type: txt wired failed fetch news.txt (3.5 KB, 51 views)
lennyw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 02:44 PM   #14
scissors
Addict
scissors ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.scissors ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.scissors ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.scissors ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.scissors ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.scissors ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.scissors ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.scissors ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.scissors ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.scissors ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.scissors ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 205
Karma: 1001369
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: prs300, kindle keyboard 3g
As a tester I tried feed43.

URL http://www.wired.co.uk/news/rss

repeatable pattern
<guid>{%}</guid>{*}</link>{*}<title>{%}</title>

this gave

http://feed43.com/8776136547103340.xml which I put into a basic news recipe

Spoiler:
Code:
class AdvancedUserRecipe1357584961(BasicNewsRecipe):
    title          = u'Wired UK new'
    oldest_article = 7
    max_articles_per_feed = 100
    auto_cleanup = True

    feeds          = [
        		(u'News',u'http://feed43.com/8776136547103340.xml')
	        ]
scissors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 12:23 PM   #15
Websterny
Junior Member
Websterny began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: Kobo Mini
Wired Magazine

So http://feed43.com/8776136547103340.xml seems to work quite well, notwithstanding that it may not be the hot-off-the-newstand version. If it is so simple I don't understand the point of leaving a totally non-functional Calibre plugin in the official list. Just modify it with this simple URL, not that the content will be a bit out of date, and move on. Leaving a broken Caliber plugin in the official list is just frustrating for thousands of users and serves no useful purpose. I believe people would prefer to have limited, out of date content to getting an inscrutable error as the current plugin now generates.
Websterny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wired magazine uk scissors Recipes 0 04-29-2012 08:45 AM
How can you automatically send an scheduled news download to more than one device laridae2 Calibre 1 02-26-2012 10:38 PM
Guardian scheduled download failing nickd Recipes 2 04-10-2011 04:35 AM
scheduled download of periodicals naskoboy Library Management 1 03-01-2011 05:40 PM
Scheduled news download to specific Calibre library? Nadrek Calibre 10 10-13-2010 12:34 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:09 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.