tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2013-12-09 08:48 pm
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Xpostulate working on Win7

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.
tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2011-09-25 12:46 am

Preview of Xpostulate Improvements

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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tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-05-08 02:19 pm
tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-04-12 07:49 am

Rejoice! Xpostulate Install Wizard for Win/Lin

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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tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-04-11 01:36 pm

Xpostulate dent/tweet fixed

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.
tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-04-11 12:09 pm
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Xpostulate: minor interface changes

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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tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-04-10 12:22 pm
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Xpostulate v0.2

Xpostulate v0.2

Xpostulate v0.2 has been released, including support for wordpress, inksome and scribbld.
tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-04-10 11:29 am

Various Xpostulate news

Okay...

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?
tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-04-10 02:05 am
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WordPress = SUCCESS

As can be seen here:
FIRST WORDPRESS POST WITH XPOSTULATE

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.
tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-04-06 10:46 am

xmlrpc posting with Xpostulate

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>127.0.0.1</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 "&lt;" and "&gt;",
and then, I have basically just handwritten out a relevant xml file.


</string></value></member></struct></value></param></params></methodCall>


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!
tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-03-31 10:19 pm

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.



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tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-03-31 11:40 am
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Xpostulations

I have created communities on DreamWidth and LiveJournal for Xpostulate users and developers, for support and development discussion.

Of course, at this juncture, I'm the only developer, but if anyone else wants to jump on board, that's definitely co0l with me.
Also, I have created distinct boards on the baldwinsoftware.com/forum for both, support and development discussions.
tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-03-30 11:45 pm

Xpostulations...

I have now successfully posted to:


All with Xpostulate.




Xpostulate also has deadjournal posting integrated, but, since I don't have a deadjournal, I have not tested that.


Additionally, as some of you already know, Xpostulate also tweets to twitter and sends dents to identi.ca.


Earlier today I added DW-specific tags, and some additional html insertion features, as well.


ALSO: I initiated a project for Xpostulate on googlecode this morning.


There's still work to be done, of course...Plenty of work...
All the same, considering I started this project less than a week ago, I'm fairly satisifed!
I have already released a viable, crossposting blogging and microblogging client.


Sometimes I'm so awesome, I can't stand myself...


:P


./tony.b

tonybaldwin: tony baldwin (Default)
2010-03-29 10:55 pm
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DW tags in Xpostulate

Well.

As promised, I have added some html tag insertion features to Xpostulate, as well as insertion of dreamwidth specific cut and user tags, like this:
[personal profile] tonybaldwin

That's all the hacking for today...
I have uploaded a new zip file to Xpostulate



Oh, and I've changed the name from "eXp0stulate" to simply "Xpostulate".

I'm considering adding image insertion, and adding in the ftp tool I have in tcltext, so the user can upload an image from the Xpostulate interface, without calling an additional ftp client.
Does that sound useful?
That would be easy to add.