Well, I wrote to Evan Williams and told him that I was willing to put any acknowlegement/disclaimer that he wanted in the Blog docs but that I didn’t want to change the name. Haven’t heard from him yet in response to that. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see.
I’ve been looking into XML parsing since Saturday evening for the enhancements that I am planning for Gossip. The bad news is that I found that the latest version of the Open Source Open XML component chokes on backend RSS files that it used to parse without a problem in prior versions 🙁 Hmm … wonder what’s up with that? I guess I’ll just have to figure out a different approach this time … but that always takes time. Ah well, can’t always have an app working a week after you conceive it I guess :p
Oh yeah, because of Tyran Ormond’s invaluable input most of the known bugs in Blog 3.0 Beta 1 have been eradicated and it seems to be pretty stable. I am contemplating whether to declare this Blog 3.0 final and be done with it or to add some further features requested by a few users. The jury’s still out on the verdict <g> but you should probably know sometime today.