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1.0 Build 326 released as public beta

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:50 am
by Jack
+ Added +Del.icio.us, +Furl and Email This item features
Enable these feature from Tools->Options->Feature page

And my blog is finally online. :D Access it from the Blog link at top right side of web pages.


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Re: 1.0 Build 326 released as public beta

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:41 am
by Alexander
GreatNews wrote:+ Added +Del.icio.us, +Furl and Email

Jack, this is a cool addition! However, could you also allow these features to open in the external editor instead of opening a new tab inside GN's browser pane?

Second, could you also add the items (if enabled) to the right-mouse-button context menu?

Third, how about adding a more general "Blog this" feature that could easily be customized to work with Delicious, Furl, and your own blogging software? See here how FeedDemon does it:
http://www.bradsoft.com/support/faq/faqitem.asp?id=88
http://nick.typepad.com/feeddemontips/2 ... licio.html
http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/arch ... able_type/

Best,
Alex

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:35 pm
by Guest
I'm not seeing where
+Del.icio.us, +Furl and Email This item
features appear (I see the check boxes in tools-options-features, but don't see them anywhere on the program) Am I supposed to see some new buttons or what?

love the program.

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:36 pm
by Guest
oh...duh... there they are on the page right under the new item.

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:38 pm
by Guest
(meant 'news' item, not 'new' item)

(sorry for cluttering up your forum, but i didn't want my post to further confuse any other readers)

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:56 pm
by Guest
"email this" opens up my email client to:user@example.com

Shouldn't it at least embed a link to the item in the body?

Re: 1.0 Build 326 released as public beta

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:29 pm
by Jack
Alexander wrote:
GreatNews wrote:+ Added +Del.icio.us, +Furl and Email

Jack, this is a cool addition! However, could you also allow these features to open in the external editor instead of opening a new tab inside GN's browser pane?

Second, could you also add the items (if enabled) to the right-mouse-button context menu?

Third, how about adding a more general "Blog this" feature that could easily be customized to work with Delicious, Furl, and your own blogging software? See here how FeedDemon does it:
http://www.bradsoft.com/support/faq/faqitem.asp?id=88
http://nick.typepad.com/feeddemontips/2 ... licio.html
http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/arch ... able_type/

Best,
Alex


Alex,

Blog This is in the release pipe line. I'm still considering how to implement this feature. I'm not sure how bloggers use their publishing tools in general? Is it common for bloggers to use multiple publishing tools simultaneously? Or they usually use just one tool?

Adding those features to right button context menu requires touch windows registry. So it will not work in the zip version. However I'm considering if I should add a generic Features link that will show a popup menu of selected features.

Opening features in external browser is definitely more consistent to the setting. However, I'm thinking if opening in a tab can give user more still-inside-application feel. Let me wait for a couple of days and see how users feel about it.

Thanks,

Jack

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:31 pm
by Jack
Anonymous wrote:"email this" opens up my email client to:user@example.com

Shouldn't it at least embed a link to the item in the body?


user@example.com is a placeholder for the email account you want to send.

The link should already in the email body. I only tested this on Outlook. Are you using other email client?

Thanks,

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:16 am
by Guest
The option dosn't work with Outlook Express

Re: 1.0 Build 326 released as public beta

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:09 am
by Alexander
GreatNews wrote:Blog This is in the release pipe line. I'm still considering how to implement this feature. I'm not sure how bloggers use their publishing tools in general? Is it common for bloggers to use multiple publishing tools simultaneously? Or they usually use just one tool?

It would be nice if you could allow for multiple custom blogs. There is a Firefox extension that shows you how this could be realised: http://blog.warmbrain.com/justblogit/

It allows for a few preconfigured blogs (such as MT, WP) as well as for your own custom blogs, where you simply pass variables via GET (like Feeddemon does it with variables can take values from the feed such as $ITEM_TITLE$, $ITEM_LINK, $ITEM_DESCRIPTION$.

Adding those features to right button context menu requires touch windows registry. So it will not work in the zip version. However I'm considering if I should add a generic Features link that will show a popup menu of selected features.

I didn't mean the right button context from within the browser pane, but from within the news list pane. That wouldn't require registry entries, would it?

Opening features in external browser is definitely more consistent to the setting. However, I'm thinking if opening in a tab can give user more still-inside-application feel. Let me wait for a couple of days and see how users feel about it.

But that requires the user to browse the Web with IE again which is not something some are looking forward to (including myself). Especially when you add blog this items, the browser pane inside GN would often be too small for useful adding purposes.

Best,
Alex

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:27 am
by Jack
Next build will be able to disable tab. I will rush the schedule a little bit to get it out.

Thanks for the tips on how to implment Blog This. :)

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:02 pm
by Jack
Anonymous wrote:The option dosn't work with Outlook Express


Thanks. This is a bug. I will fix it in next build.