After a few comments in this thread, followed by this post, I thought I should address truly large feed subscriptions in BottomFeeder. By default, I set a memory ceiling of 128MB in Bf - that was an attempt to make it a sociable client that wouldn't grab memory like a sociopath on your desktop :) Now, that's resettable - you can set that figure higher in Settings>>Memory. If you really want to read a few thousand feeds - then I'd make the following settings changes:
- Memory: set the soft limit to somewhere around 300 MB, and the hard limit to 500 MB or above
- Turn threaded updates on
- Turn "Limit the number of threads during update" on
The latter will cut down on how many concurrent xml docs stack up for parsing at once during update cycles. The lower limits are kind of tuned for what I consider "normal" usage - a few hundred subscriptions at most.