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psdJournal 0.1.0 Beta 1 Available [Sep. 6th, 2004|06:12 pm]
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Great News!

psdJournal 0.1.0 Beta 1 is available for download right now!

Some notes about this release:

* It is a BETA version!! * - This means that there will definately be some bugs somewhere!

Not all features/functions are implimented at this time, but [just about] everything works for posting to LiveJournal.

I've packaged the release with the program files only! This means that if your system is lacking certain runtime files then you will need to download and install those separately!

Currently, psdJournal requires the following runtime files: (which can be found on the PSD Software downloads page)

Visual Basic 6.0 SP6

Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8

|-+ Microsoft ADO Extensions 2.8 for DDL and Security Library

..and various system files.

Please visit the PSD Software website for more information on psdJournal.

Website: http://psdsoftware.uni.cc

psdJournal: http://psdsoftware.uni.cc/psdjournal.htm

Downloads: http://psdsoftware.uni.cc/downloads.html

PSD Software LiveJournal: http://www.livejournal.com/users/psd_software/

psdJournal Community: http://www.livejournal.com/community/mylj_client/

Also note that until a more final release is available source code will not be available.

Please report to me any bugs or errors that you encounter, any suggestions you have on features/operability/functionality, etc. Thanks!


From: bobert225
2004-09-06 05:02 pm (UTC)
do us all a favor and please don't use small red font in your entry. it's virtually unreadable on my friends page.
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From: psd_software
2004-09-06 06:28 pm (UTC)
Sorry but that's your problem and not mine. If you want to use some awful theme where you can't read anything then that's your choice. Red on white works just fine.
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From: bobert225
2004-09-06 06:29 pm (UTC)
some awful theme? ha. i'm using a system style. but i'm not going to start a flamewar here.
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From: psd_software
2004-09-06 06:37 pm (UTC)
Not all styles are good styles :)

But I do appologize because only the first line was supposed to be red. I wasn't paying attention when I posted it.
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From: bobert225
2004-09-06 06:40 pm (UTC)
I agree. But then I typically hold that plain text is best, because it works the same on all styles, which can display the text so that it's easily visible. :)
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From: snej
2004-09-07 02:24 am (UTC)
"Sorry but that's your problem and not mine."

Obviously new to the idea of marketing a product, aren't we? Here's a clue: What you are producing is a commodity, and if you genuinely want anyone at all to think that it's "Great news!" that there is Yet Another Embryonic VisualBASIC LJ Client, you have quite a sales job to do. Which is by way of saying that yes, it is your problem how your message comes across.
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[User Picture]From: ramtops
2004-09-07 01:06 am (UTC)
and the horrible *horrible* comic sans font.
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[User Picture]From: pyesetz
2004-09-06 06:21 pm (UTC)
How does your client differ from the previously-available clients? What is the "hook" that might give me a reason to pull up your webpage?
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From: psd_software
2004-09-06 06:34 pm (UTC)
It doesn't differ all that much, and there are no hooks. If you're happy with the client you use now then there's no reason to change.

My client is just something new. Personally the only client I've used is LJ.NET and as far as comparing my client to that one, well obviously I'm biased but I like mine better.

The real "hook" so to speak is more for other programmers as I'm going to make this client open-source, and the only "cool" thing about that is that my client is coded in Visual Basic 6.0; as far as I am aware there are no other VB6 clients out there, so all the other old-school coders can look at something that is not a .NET language.

This is a project that I've wanted to do for 1yr+ but never started it, and now that I finally have I want to publish it and promote it as much as I can, whether or not I gain any users. Moreso than not I created this client for myself (as I do with most of my other free software) as a learning experience.

Maybe you'll want to pull up my page anyways and see what other free software I've created that you might have a use for.
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