Sunday, May 30, 2004

If you want to grab the Atom feed of this blog, it is at Blogger doesn't offer RSS feeds, but most news aggregator clients have been updated to include Atom (at least for Macs). I know Pulp Fiction and Shrook both support them. I don't directly know NetNewsWire's support for it (it wasn't evident on their page just now), but if someone wants to leave a comment about their support for Atom feeds that would be keen.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

I don't want to bad-mouth my new blogging provider so quickly, but this post deals with Blogger itself. Blogger doesn't support titles on its blogs. And it's not just the Blogger site itself: the protocol used to communicate to Blogger from third party clients does not support titles. So that means other sites that support the Blogger protocol (which is pretty much every one of them) has to find another way to transmit titles. There's just no good way to do this in the Blogger protocol. MacJournal 2.6 has started to add the title to the top of the text surrounded by <title> tags, which seems to work for some other Blogger-compatible sites. But it doesn't work for Blogger itself. Eventually this will get better when the new protocol (Atom) gets finalized and supported by all the major websites. At this point MacJournal will support it too (hopefully by the next version). But for now it's just unfortunate.
As was noted on the previous blog, you can get the most up-to-date list of changes in MacJournal (including the build that is still in progress) at This is automatically updated daily to include whatever has been done that day. If you have an alpha build of MacJournal 2.6, you can also check out the list of known issues for your build by using the Help menu. Select the "Report A Bug" menu item and it will download the list of the known issues which is updated whenever new issues arise. But let me know if you find an issue that's not on there.

Friday, May 28, 2004

Welcome to the new MacJournal Development Blog! I decided to move the blog from my site over to Blogger so it would be easier to access and allow for comments and so forth. I will hopefully be able to update this one more with just general thoughts about software development as well as the announcements that the old one had.

If you've never heard of MacJournal before, now would be a good time to check out and see what it's all about since that's what I'm going to be talking about a lot here.