November 5, 2003

Finaly, finally, finally … I managed to drag myself out of all the other stuff I’ve been embroiled in and work on the Blog 8.0 beta again. I did some further changes to the code, tested it (very briefly though …) and then decided to do this release since maybe that will give me the impetus to continue on with all the rest of the stuff that has to be done before the final release is ready. This by no means is a full beta – meaning that there will be a feature freeze after this release :p This is actually more like a very early alpha since not even a fraction of the planned features/enhancements are in place. But, since this has been dragging on for a long time now, and because I wanted all of you who are eager for a beta to play with to have something to do, I decided to do this release anyway :p

I just noticed that the Font style and size combo boxes don’t work and there are probably numerous other things that are broken but still, this is a start and the more people that try out the new build, the more likely it is that all the bugs will be discovered and fixed for the final release. So what else will be there in the final release? Hopefully, I intend to include the merging of Blog and BlogMan so that you can basically publish your entries to any target – whether it is via FTP to your own server (as is normal for Blog) or to a server-based blogging app such as Blogger or Movable Type which supports the Blogger or MetaBlog API. In addition to this, I also intend to include an auto-update feature and all the bug-fixes and feature suggestions that the users have been suggesting in the RookSoft Forums – if possible. Let’s see how it goes …

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