Xpostulate user/dev community

Xpostulate v0.2
Xpostulate v0.2

Xpostulate v0.2 has been released, including support for wordpress, inksome and scribbld.

Xpostulate updates

In the past 24 hours I have successfully implemented xmlrpc posting for LJ, IJ and DW, as already mentioned.

I have added posting to Scribbld.net and Inksome.com, as well,
And, I have successfully posted to my WordPress.

It seems I will be posting a new zip shortly to the Xpostulate page with support for these features.

There' still plenty of work to be done, such as tweaking and configuring the interface, adding more features (especially support for blogger api), etc.

Nonetheless, I'm satisfied enough with what's been done so far, I'm finally going to take Xpostulate from v. 0.1 to v. 0.2
Big step!


I'll call it v1.0 when it has blogger support and can download prior entries for editing.
I believe I've mentioned this, but I don't, at least at this juncture, foresee myself adding stuff like friend management, etc...but who knows...Maybe for version 2.0?

I have also just added support for Scribbld to Xpostulate.

Note: I haven't released a version with either Wordpress or Scribbld support...still tweaking stuff, but, I have successfully shook hands with both servers...
Release project early this coming week.

WordPress = SUCCESS
As can be seen here:

I have now successfully posted to a wordpress blog using Xpostulate.

I'm pretty psyched about that.

I haven't uploaded a new zip with the xmlrpc features just yet, but within days, possibly before the weekend is out, you will have an Xpostulate that posts to LJ, IJ, DJ, DW, Iz and Wordpress at your disposal.
Still tweaking a few things.

testing xmlrpc
just another test...

This post was successfully sent using the lj.xmlrpc post method.

What this means is, shortly we will also have wordpress posting...

xmlrpc posting with Xpostulate"<" and ">"
Okay...I've started to hack up the xmlrpc functions.
First, I had to replace all "<" and ">" in html tags in a post with  &lt; and &gt;,
and then, I have basically just handwritten out a relevant xml file.
Which looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0"?><methodCall><methodName>LJ.XMLRPC.postevent</methodName><params><param><value><struct><member><name>username</name><value><string>tonytraductor</string></value></member><member><name>password</name><value><string>XXXXXXXX</string></value></member><member><name>subject</name><value><string>xmlrpc posting</string></value></member><member><name>lineendings</name><value><string>pc</string><value></member><member><name>year</name><value><int>2010</int></value></member><member><name>mon</name><value><int>04</int></value></member><member><name>day</name><value><int>06</int></value></member><member><name>hour</name><value><int>10</int></value></member><member><name>min</name><value><int>46</int></value></member><member><name>prop_current_location</name><value><string></string></value></member><member><name>propr_current_mood</name><value><string>focused</string></value></member><member><name>prop_taglist</name><value><string>xmlrpc, xpostulate, wordpress, livejournal, dreamwidth, insanejournal</string></value></member><member><name>prop_currentmusic</name><value><string>none</string></value></member><member><name>userjournal</name><value><string>which journal?</string></value></member><member><name>event</name><value><string>Okay...I've started to hack up the xmlrpc functions.
First, I had to replace all "/<" and "/>" in html tags in a post with "<" and ">",
and then, I have basically just handwritten out a relevant xml file.


What I haven't done is tried to send such a file to a server, yet...
I'm not sure if the posting method has to be different from a flat post, in terms of simply sending this file as the post data...
More work...
But, hey, I'm working on it!

update facebook with xpost?
I'm wondering if it would not also be useful...or, rather, I believe it would be, but I'm interested in user feedback, to be able to update one's Facebook status, as well, from Xpostulate?

I think that there are means to do so.
I have, on my machine, a bash terminal Facebook tool that allows updating of Facebook status from the gnu/Linux, bash command line. Were I to dig into the code for that, I imagine I could determine what would be necessary to implement such a feature in Xpostulate, as well.

As far as wordpress and blogger, I've been reading up on those protocols.
Really, it's a matter of me learning how to implement existing xmlrpc tools for Tcl, or writing my own, and, having looked at the existing xmlrpc tools, I believe I'm going to use what I've learned from them, while writing my own processes in for Xpostulate.
It's not that I want to re-invent the wheel, or anything. In truth, I will likely borrow a LOT of code from the existing tools. It's just that I'd rather have these functions built right into Xpostulate, rather than have to require users to find and install separate modules/dependencies (other than tcl, itself, where necessary), in order to use Xpostulate. This is primarily a question of convenience for users, if not simply a matter of masochism on my part. It will involve a bit of code-writing, so I can't make any firm estimates of when such functionality will be available, but, wanting such functions for my own use, I am motivated to get it done.
In fact, these functions (wordpress & blogger posting) are my top priority, at this juncture.
Eventually I will write in the ability to download and edit prior posts, and some other, more superficial matters (choosing user icon? pulldown menus for choosing categories from existing lists for wordpress, perhaps, etc., etc.)
If only I could get Xpostulate to make you a sandwich while you're doing all that writing and posting, and then clean up the kitchen...


posted with Xpostulate

I finally downloaded Xpostulate to my laptop and attempted to install it, when I found that there was a minor error in the xpost.conf file, and a couple of errors in the install.sh file.
Those have now been amended.
A new zip file has been uploaded, and is available at http://baldwinsoftware.com/xpost.html

sorry about any inconvenience...

good news is, I now know that Xpostulate runs great on both Debian and Ubuntu...
I haven't tested any other platforms, of course...
Waiting for feedback from those of you using other systems.

be well,
sent with Xpostulate from my Ubuntu 9.04 laptop.

Xpostulate user manual
I have made a Xpostulate User Manual on the baldwinsoftware.com/wiki

securely locating Xpostulations
I have uploaded another zip file for Xpostulate, yet again.

This evening I have added fields for location and security/privacy.
I cleaned up some redundancy in the code, too.

Over the weekend I will likely write in the an ftp tool, since I find myself using TclUP all the time to upload this lovely screenshots, and figure others might like the same utility, right in their blog cilent.

If I can figure out how to upload files to your LJ galleries, etc., I might look into that, too.

Also, of course, I will get to work on implementing the xml-rpc and atom api features to improve posting, include wordpress, and blogger.

posted with Xpostulate


Log in

No account? Create an account