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Xpostulations

Xpostulate user/dev community

Welcome to Xpostulate

Greetings, and welcome to the Xpostulate community.

This community is for user support and development discussion of Xpostulate, the crossposting blog and microblog client, that posts to dreamwidth, livejournal, insanejournal, iziblog, deadjournal, scribbld, inksome, wordpress, twitter, and identi.ca.

Xpostulate is written in Tcl/Tk, is cross-platform (runs on lin/win/mac, although primarily developed on gnu/linux), and is Free Software released according to the terms of the Gnu Publi License, v. 3.

Xpostulate working on Win7
me122808
tonytraductor
So, I currently have acces to a Win7 machine (you will recall that I'm a gnu/linux guy), and I've managed to get Xpostulate running on this platform.

Windows annoys the heck out of me, frankly, and I did have to make various changes to the program to make it work, but I have it working, and am posting this, now, with Xpostulate on said Win7 machine.

I will zip up a package for Windows users shortly, with installation instructions, etc., and post again.

Preview of Xpostulate Improvements
me122808
tonytraductor
A preview of what's to come...


Thinking of UI enhancements, I added the Xpostulate little icon thingy right into the GUI.






What do you think?


Other items on their way:

  • Posterous support. I have interacted with the posterous api via bash with curl, so, just need to translate my scripting for that to tcl with http. Cake, but requires time. I thought I would have that done this past week, but, no joy...too much work (somebody's gotta pay the rent around here).
  • Blogger support. - The great and benevolent Google® has granted me an API key, and I have looked at the API, but not yet played with it, but this is likely to come this season...soon, me dro0gies.

  • Read your statusnet public timeline or updates from a specific person. This I have, again, done in bash, so just a matter of coding it into tcl. Although, I question if this is appropriate for Xpostulate, and whether it might not be better to do this with iDenTickles only, since iDenTickles is a microblogging client, and Xpostulate is intended for crossposting to blogs, not reading others' updates.

  • Download, edit, & republish older entries. This is on my todo list, but for each blogging service I have to look at how their API handles this, and then code stuff in, and develop new GUI elements for housing various functions, and blah, blah, blah. It will be work..heavy lifting...but it's on my TODO list.




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New Xpostulate release in the works
me122808
tonytraductor
Okay, I just pushed new code for Xpostulate to github with the following changes:


  • removed iziblog, scribbld, inksome (spam SEO havens anyway)

  • removed twitter until I can get oauth working

  • added support for custom wordpress installations

  • added support for posting to friendika with bbcode insertions

  • changed identi.ca feature to support any status.net installation.

  • also, various pertinent alterations to gui, of course


all in ONE DAY! because I F--KING ROCK!

I have NOT updated the win/lin installers on the main Xpostulate page, yet.
I have to play with installjammer and get those worked up again, and will probably give a day or two for this new code to be tested,
since, it seems, I now have a contributor on the project who seems willing to test and prod this code.

Still to do:

  • I really, really want a button to click to automagically translate bbcode to html or vice-versa.

  • That I can do, but need time.

  • Get oauth working for twitter...maybe

  • add support for blogger

  • change the LJ, IJ, DJ, DW to be simple moveabletype, with multiple options, rather than hardwired for 4 different sites, so, say, if you only use LJ and DW, you don't have DJ and IJ cluttering your interface, or, even, if you have multiple LJ accts (I do, one for my art, other for hackery), you can do that, etc.



Now, I really must get back to translating these Brazilian pharma regulations.

Xpostulate
me122808
tonytraductor
I am working on improvements to Xpostulate.

I am removing iziblog, inksome and scribbld, because nobody uses them.
Sorry.
I will probably allow for a custom moveabletype install that will enable them.

I am implementing support for custom wordpress installs.

I have removed tweeting (basic auth no longer support), and altering the identi.ca dents to support any statusnet installation (which will still support identi.ca, of course).

Cleaning up some code.

I will have new code up on github before the day is out, but not sure when I'll have the new windows and linux installers up on the main site.

Xpostulate w/ Tumblr released
me122808
tonytraductor
Okay, I uploaded new Win/Lin installers and source code for Xpostulate, including the new Tumblr feature.

Xpostulate playing with Tumblr
me122808
tonytraductor
Okay...well, that was easy..
I just successfully made a test post to Tumblr using Xpostulate.

Expect a new release before the weekend is out with this added feature.

Rejoice! Xpostulate Install Wizard for Win/Lin
me122808
tonytraductor
Friends, Windows Users, Xpostulators, lend me thine ears...or eyes, or something.
I come bearing great news!

I have just uploaded an Xpostulate Windows Install Wizard!

I have also uploaded a Linux Setup Wizard, although most gnu/linux users probably make to just fine with the install.sh script released with the source files. Oh yes, the source files are also still available for download, as well.

I haven't tested the install wizard for Windows, because I don't use Windows or have access to a Windows machine. Could someone give it a whirl and give me a holler?



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Xpostulate dent/tweet fixed
me122808
tonytraductor
Happily, I have fixed tweeting and denting with Xpostulate so that it is now down with Tcl's own HTTP library.
What this means is, it does not call the external tool, cURL, so that Windows users will not need to install cURL for Windows to use the dent/tweet feature.

Xpostulate is now 100% Tcl, with no need to call external resources.

Xpostulate: minor interface changes
me122808
tonytraductor
I have made some minor alterations to the Xpostulate graphical user interface, moving the posting options from buttons at the bottom of the interface, after the text area, to the top, in the area where other parameters are set. There is an entry for choosing which journal to publish to (ie. your or a community), and a menu item for choosing which site.
It's probably best to post to flat-posting sites, first, then to the xml sites, since posting via xmlrpc will convert "<" and "&" in the post (of course, there is a "convert tags" option in the "edit" menu that will change them back/forth".
I also moved the tweeting/denting feature to the bottom of the interface, and rearranged the top area in which posting data/props/parameters are set, a bit, to make things look a bit neater.

Xpostulate: xposting blog/microblog client
here's a screenshot


(recall, you can change the colors, of course...I just chose these because they look goog on the Xpostulate page and Lj and DW communities...)



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custom wordpress posting
me122808
tonytraductor
I have now successfully posted to my own wordpress installation at baldwinsoftware.com/blog (see this post), using Xpostulate

Lotso progress this weekend.
I need to figure out why scribbld and iziblog are refusing xmlrpc posts.
It would be better if all blogs were using the same method, rather than some accepting xmlrpc, and others using flat posting.
That's high on my priority list, at the moment.

Also, I will write in the means for YOU (dear user) to use Xpostulate with your custom wordpress installation, as I have just done with mine (wordpress posting in the currently released version is only to wordpress.com, but since I am now successfully posting to my custom install, shortly you will have the same option).

Then, of course, as previously mentioned various times, I will be implementing blogger functions, hopefully.

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