not possible to connect google reader!!

Nov 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM

hello impossible to log with desktop google reader in my account!!

it said:  "login ok  fetching data" and "login failed try again"

thanks for your help!!

Dec 2, 2009 at 9:08 AM
tibouille wrote:

hello impossible to log with desktop google reader in my account!!

it said:  "login ok  fetching data" and "login failed try again"

thanks for your help!!


Bump...what he there a fix?


Dec 2, 2009 at 9:56 AM


I think this is a problem with the not fully completed proxy stuff I introtuced in the 1.2 Beta 1. Please try it with the 1.2 Beta 2 (which I have uploaded just a few seconds ago) if this version solves your connection issues (as I temporarily removed all proxy related stuff from the code for now - uses now again the same proxy settings as the Internet Explorer does)

Please tell me if this fixes you connections issus



Dec 4, 2009 at 6:06 AM
Edited Dec 4, 2009 at 6:07 AM

Still can't login :(


edit...running windows 7 x64


is there a log somewhere?

Dec 4, 2009 at 7:27 AM

No, there is (until now as I like that idea ;)) no log available. I think if we can't nail it down I will add a log to debug your installation ;)

Can I ask you about your internet connection - so what about having a firewall, a proxy and so on

Dec 4, 2009 at 9:19 AM

I'm using a Linksys WRT600N w/ DD-WRT firewall setup, just the Windows 7 firewall w/ no special rules...I'm not using a proxy.  I using Eset NOD32 4.0 as my antivirus.

Dec 4, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Hm - in this case it should work without any problems. Can you open in Internet Explorer without problems?

I think I will add a log for you - give me some time ;)

Dec 4, 2009 at 9:31 AM

yes opens w/o issue in IE


Dec 4, 2009 at 10:03 AM

OK - will add a logging feature to get an idea what is going wrong - but give me some time :)

Dec 4, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Just created a first version with some first logging embedded. I hope I already get the point where it fails.

Get this special version at

It'll write a LogFile into C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Desktop Google Reader

Dec 4, 2009 at 6:28 PM

ok, this time it immediately's the log output...I put XXXX where I thought it might be my encrypted password and removed my email address:


12/4/2009 1:20:12 PM: Initializing application
12/4/2009 1:20:12 PM: Initializing AppController
12/4/2009 1:20:12 PM: Creating LoginManager
12/4/2009 1:20:12 PM: LoginManager has been initialized
12/4/2009 1:20:12 PM: Opening login window
12/4/2009 1:20:21 PM: Trying to login username EMAIL REMOVED ;)
12/4/2009 1:20:22 PM: Response from Google
12/4/2009 1:20:22 PM: SID=XXXX

12/4/2009 1:20:22 PM: Trying to get SID
12/4/2009 1:20:22 PM: SID is XXXX
12/4/2009 1:20:22 PM: Starting GetUnreadCount
12/4/2009 1:20:22 PM: 1000 new unread
12/4/2009 1:20:27 PM: Logon try finished
12/4/2009 1:20:27 PM: Starting OnLoginReady
12/4/2009 1:20:27 PM: Starting OnLoginReady with args
12/4/2009 1:20:27 PM: AppController start

Looks like it logs in fine. I also tried running it as admin...same result.


Dec 4, 2009 at 8:08 PM

OK, this is very interesting. You get farer than I thought (AppController start is the last log message) so I need to add some more log output later in the code ;)

But I already have a very strong guess - I never did test it with so many news items (the counter tells 1.000 - but I assume there are even more. And if I try to fetch them all at once and parse them this might be a big problem... This is most probably also the reason for the crash now - I added a log entry which should write all the data comint back from Google - and if the response is that big....

Hope to find some more time to implement this weekend

BTW: Many thanks for testing :)

Dec 5, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Have read a few more details about the Google Reader "API" and I think the solution might be fetching only some items at once (e.g. 20 or 50) and parse those smaller packages at once. This will - as a consequence of how I think I will do it - minimize the network at all with Google as in the end I will only fetch those items which haven't been included in the last updated. I'll come back to you when I have a first version for testing ready :)

Dec 11, 2009 at 10:38 AM

To keep you updated: I decided to change the retrieval behavour completly. Until now I fetch all new items at once. So currently I am working now on fetching them feed by feed with a maximum of 50 items per feed (which will be a value which can be changed by the user).

This will take some time as this changes much code under the hood - shall I give you an intermediate version which fetches all at once but limited to let's say 100 at once? So older once than the 100th will only be visible after you have some newer marked as read.

Dec 12, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Here is the link to an intermediate release which should fix the problem with login when many unread items are in your account:

Could you test if this solves you login problems? If so I am sure I know the reason (this version is limited to 100 items at once which has been a number which worked fine on all if my tests).

In case it doesn't work it logs its state to 

C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Desktop Google Reader

(but I think and hope it should work for you).


Dec 16, 2009 at 7:43 PM

 Thanks to artisan157 and some more log output the reason for crashes is clear now. Since 1.2 Beta 1 a Google Chrome rendering option is included as an option. The external DLL I use seems to crash systems with 64 Bit (sorry, I only have 32 Bit myself here...).

So please go back to version 1.1 until I get a fixed DLL or find a way around it