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Lunch meeting over maemo-blog

We had a lunch meeting with bergie, tigert, rambo and mdk. Among other fun stuff, we talked about some ideas for maemo-blog:

I was planning on making the post query/sending functions quite generic, so the user would list the fields they're insterested, something like this:

org.maemo_hackers.maemo_blog.get_posts(string:blog_id,string:field1[,string:field2...]);
org.maemo_hackers.maemo_blog.send_post(string:blog_id,string:field1,:field1_value[,string:field2,:field2_value...]);
 

The latter would require fields "title" and "description".

Suggestions, comments etc welcome.

Published on February 27, 2007

Teating maemo-blog once again

Maemo-blog is once again in maemo-hackers repository, for n800 too. Go grab it.

In other news: an experimental wordpress package and updated php package available.

Published on February 27, 2007

Yay, maemo-blog works again

Posting this with 770, testing some features. New maemo-blog supports images over GnomeVFS, so I can post a hideous picture of myself taken with the phone, without copying it first.

See?

Also, bergie should be happy: after some night time hacking, I got my midgard working and was able to solve maemo-blog issues with it. So now that maemo-blog is in working state, it's time to break it again and start to implent the stuff tigert has so carefully planned. =)

Published on November 8, 2006

Yarr, cursed be the wordpress.com xmlrpc API

I've been doing some hacking on maemo-blog, and starting to get a asynchronous blog API's working. I'll release something soon. I've also added account manager and done some (not even nearly enough) code cleaning. I still need to make the blogger plugin comply to the new asynchronous API.

However, during testing the changes, I created two blogs on wordpress.com, and found their xmlrpc API to be quite PITA. Doing a metaWebLog.getUsersBlogs returns all users blogs, as one would except; but... The different blogs of a user require one to use different xmlrpc URLs (ie, http://.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php), and the blog name from the domain name is always used, even if there is a blogId defined in the method call, even when they're different; this is a bit of a problem. Trying to be as generic as I can, I wouldn't like to create separate plugins for each blog provider, and metaWebLog API does not support sending a new xmlrpc URL in a getUsersBlogs reply, there's just no generic way of working past the wordpress.com behavior. Found that at least some performancing user has run into the same problem, and a quick try with BloGTK yielded the same results.

Published on August 28, 2006

maemo-blog UI ideas

tigert wrote on his blog about feelings from maemo-blog test session. Some comments on those.

Anyway, I've heard there's more coming; looking forward for it. =) *hint to tigert* It could use an icon 😉 */hint*

Published on August 18, 2006