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zlj post v4 [May. 12th, 2005|05:34 pm]
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Hello, people of Earth!

I've finished the version 4 of my livejournal-post widget.
It features:
- md5 password sending to livejournal
- itunes music detection (artist/album/song)
- mood setting
- login/password storing
- friends only/private/public options
- community posting
- last post view
- livejournal flat protocol
- utf-8 posting support

I think that I've fixed all the bugs and implemented most of the features I've been asked about.

Screenshot under the cut


[User Picture]From: marksmith
2005-05-12 06:35 pm (UTC)
Now that is fricking cool. Where does it store your username/password? In the Apple keychain?

I'm using it here on my PowerBook -- worked like a charm. It took a while to render initially though, busy logging in to get moods?

Anyway, damn cool. I like. :-)
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[User Picture]From: zloba
2005-05-12 07:48 pm (UTC)
I guess it was busy to render widget for the first time, it seems that there is a problem with a big menus like "moods". I am working to make it faster, but, it seems that there is no method to optimize this.

It stores username and password in the widget's own namespace, there are special widget functions, created for apple. I don't know, how secure is it, so it erases username and password if you remove the widget from the dashboard.

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From: snej
2005-05-13 09:21 pm (UTC)
Neat! I'll have to give this a try.

I would rather have a combo-box, or even just a plain textfield, for the mood. I often use moods that aren't in the list, like "whirrrr".

I don't think other widgets could access the password, but it's probably stored in plain text in a pref file somewhere easily readable by native apps. It's a shame there isn't a way for widgets to access the keychain.
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[User Picture]From: zloba
2005-05-13 09:33 pm (UTC)
hehe. just download the last version.
there you can check a checkbox in the settings and then just type the mood instead of selecting it.
don't know a shit about keychain. I guess other applications can not access widget's settings.

www.dmitrykirillov.com - get a widget there.
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[User Picture]From: sluggosixtyfive
2005-05-17 04:16 am (UTC)
what goes in the "username", "password" and most importantly "journal" setup fields on the back>

can ou give me "real" descriptions....for


i assume johndoe goes in username, the password goes in password, butg what goes in "journal", th URL????
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[User Picture]From: zloba
2005-05-17 05:10 am (UTC)
I really have to fix it. So many questions just for one field.
Journal is the journal you want to post to. If you want to post to community, it's community. If you want to post to your own journal - it's your journal name, or just leave it blank. If you're using other kinds of "shared" journals, it's the shared journal name.

Best regards,
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[User Picture]From: zloba
2005-05-17 05:11 am (UTC)
username: johndoe
password: ******
journal: johndoe
or blank. or lj_clients. or something elsewhere you want to post to.

thanks again for the question.
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[User Picture]From: estosojosazules
2005-05-17 09:20 pm (UTC)

cool beans

love it, but can you make it so it can do custom friends groups?

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[User Picture]From: zloba
2005-05-17 09:27 pm (UTC)

Re: cool beans

it will be able to post to friend groups in version 5, but it will not be able to create a friends groups - it's a widget, not a full client :)
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[User Picture]From: estosojosazules
2005-05-18 11:33 am (UTC)

Re: cool beans

Posting, not creating, that is what i meant.
Thanks so much! it is a very useful widget!

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[User Picture]From: zeldacomic
2005-06-02 12:59 am (UTC)
I'm loving almost everything about this widget. My only caveat is the formatting for current song. The verbose description and the // may appeal to some, but I prefer a simple "artist - song name" format. So my request is for users to be able to adjust the format from the widget (I was able to tweak the settings in the itunes.applescript file, but I'd rather not do this every time a new version is released ^_^). I do appreciate the plist file retaining my settings; a lot of widget writers store everything within the .wdgt package, and it's all wiped when I download the updates.

Besides that issue, I absolutely love zlj post. Keep up the good work!
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