I love the PostXING tool and the
ability to integrate the playing music. Feature wise they are all about the
same though. So it will interesting to see the evolution of the tool.
One positive out of the project is that I learned a lot about Subversion
and how to work with it.
my life... And I live it...]
Well, this post has been a long time coming. What about PostXING? What
indeed? Well, unfortunately for the 1.5 users of PostXING, I had my son Ethan
for 6 weeks this summer and spending time with him is
waaay more important than hacking on a tool that is
basically useful only to a handful of people.
Then there's the issue of competition: I have always recommended BlogJet for people that wanted a good solid
blog posting tool that is way more polished than PostXING (and indeed Windows
Live Writer) and whose project lead is a really nice, engaging dude.
Heck, Dmitry even gave me pointers on how to work with mshtml as I was
writing code that competes with his (guess he wasn't too worried about
"competition" from PostXING. heh.) And of course the new hip kid on the block
Windows Live Writer...what can I say? Even Tomer, who was gracious enough to help me out
on developing PostXING, agrees: Windows
Live Writer kicks ass. The fact that it's free doesn't help the
At this point I'm not 100% sure what I want to do with PostXING. I had been
looking into yet another mshtml wrapper that supposedly handles focus better
than the code I have, but my experience so far with mshtml is that it's a focus
stealing *** child of wysiwyg editing. The good news: you can actually use a
widget that gives you wysiwyg editing without having to install a browser plugin
(I'm looking at you, Mono!) The bad news: didn't you read that *** child
statement earlier? Geez.
Tentatively what will happen is I will continue to quietly hack on PostXING
in order to at least bring it out of beta. But I'm definitely going to be taking
my time on it...I am in no hurry at all.