BlogEd 0.7rc2 is out!

Release Candidate 2 of BlogEd 0.7 is out!

For more information on how to obtain it, see the BlogEd site. You can publish to Roller by using the properties described in an earlier post on this blog.  

There are many improvements since the last release.

  • James Gosling has added some very helpful options to enable the author to tune the appearance of the blogs on the Roller site. In the Preferences menu, one can now choose to have the illustration appear on the right or the left of the post, or keep it as previously inside a table.
  • For MetaWeblog enabled servers that don't allow the client to specify the creation date of the post, one can ask BlogEd to add this date at the end of each post. This will help readers understand the sequence of the post and keep the chronology consistent. The Roller on blogs.sun.com and on Sun's internal blog have just been updated to understand the non standard pubDate field both for new entries and entry updates.
  • James Gosling also added a button in the preferences menu to allow one to republish the whole blog. This is important if you decide to make a change to the display of your posts. Use with care. If it take a lot too long to update your blog, this may be the reason of your problem
  • Many bug fixes that were pointed out since the last release
One nice feature that falls out of the redesign of BlogEd is that it is possible to publish your Blog in two different places at once, as illustrated by original and the new Roller version of James Gosling's "On the Java Road..." blog.

Try it out!

Mmh. Is there a time delay between the publishing of a new entry and its appearance on the Roller site? Indeed there is: xmlrpc on which the MetaWeblog API is founded does not specify the time zones when sending dates across the internet! So if you are using BlogEd to send posts to an instance of Roller, make sure you are in the same time zone or to the West of the server you are sending posts to (until we find a way to fix this problem).

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