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ljArchive 0.9.3 [Jul. 20th, 2004|02:28 am]
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This is a pretty big update, although most of the changes are under the hood.

For those of you who emailed me with errors you encountered in the previous version, they should be resolved in this version.  The main issue was with clone servers and free accounts, and ljArchive now supports both properly.

The main interface has been completely redone.  Here are some screens:ljArchive is now ready to be ported to linux - implemented in mono.  I've looked over the mono BCL and ljArchive's core library is completely compatible.  I'm looking for a mono developer familiar with gtk# (or wt# or whatever else) to work with me.  The ljArchive core library is VERY easy to work with and fully (sorta) documented.  Here's an example of the code you'd write to interact with it.  So if you're interested, please email me or leave a comment.

I'm also looking for speakers of other languages willing to help me translate some bits of very mundane text such as "ljArchive encountered an error" because ljArchive now supports localization.

Unfortunately for upgrading users, this version breaks compatibility with the old file format, so you'll have to create a new archive and resync.  I won't be making a habit of breaking compatibility.

There are lots of new features.  For a more thorough listing of them, check out the revision history.

You can download the new client here.

[User Picture]From: fg
2004-07-20 05:02 pm (UTC)
C# and .NET, in general, should be non-culture specific because they are built on UTF8/XML right down to the specs. and ljArchive essentially copies byte-for-byte the UTF8 stream it receives from livejournal servers.

in theory     :)

in practice, there are some issues that arise that i'm only just beginning to play with.

the winforms version of ljArchive uses IE. the linux version could likely render using mozilla, maybe with something like gtkmozilla.
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[User Picture]From: fg
2004-07-20 09:40 pm (UTC)
Is there a way to change more settings on the styles? I hate the wide side margins...

and more s2 styles would be nice.

go into the program folder for ljArchive and look in the templates folder. you can change anything you want there, such as the side margins.

you can also make your own templates (take a look at the 'simple' template for a basic example) that reflect the s2 styles you want in ljArchive.

and THEN you can mail me the templates you've made so I can include them in the project     :)

the other suggestions are very good - thanks. the next version is going to focus on some hardcore plugins for doing some pretty serious textual analysis, but i'll probably have time to throw in a UI improvement or two.
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