XScreensaver 5.15 Ubuntu 14.04 breaks RSS URL, 5.26 available?

Bug #1365570 reported by David Ing on 2014-09-04
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Bug Description

I installed XScreensaver using Synaptic Package Manager, which shows the installed version and latest version at 4.15-3ubuntu1.

In Screensaver Preferences ... Advanced ... Image Manipulation ... Choose Random Image ... I have pasted a URL from my public web site as ...

>> http://daviding.com/webphotos/index.php?rss=gallery&lang=

... and then change tabs over to "Display Mode" and then back to "Advanced".

The URL now reads http:/daviding.cm/weebphotos/index.php?rss=gallery&lagg= ... so the RSS images don't seem to be downloaded.

The problem was noted on Bug #1116006 for Ubuntu 12.10, but appears to still be a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. There, on 2014-05-14 it says ...

>> This bug was fixed in the package xscreensaver - 5.26-1ubuntu1

... but that doesn't be included as the current release.

Here are the release and version numbers.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Release: 14.04

$ apt-cache policy xscreensaver
xscreensaver:
  Installed: 5.15-3ubuntu1
  Candidate: 5.15-3ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 5.15-3ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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