August 18th, 2001

opi - Indigoskynet

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There's nothing too specific about this place - anything "LJ client wise" goes. I'm a doc guy, really, so I'll stay out of your hair for the most part.

Possible discussions from me : Standard features with 'official' clients; Documenting the clients; Why did my mom have to buy imitation vicodin?
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  • hober



I've been writing ljupdate.el, the Emacs client. It rules. :)

Currently, it works under GNU Emacs 20.x and some of the 21 pretests. If anyone's interested in porting the code to XEmacs, be my guest. It would be cool if ljupdate worked under both, but I don't know much about how XEmacs differs to do the port myself.

Here's a shot of ljupdate in an xterm under 21.0.104:

A screenshot of ljupdate in action

Right. So anyway, that's about it for an intro, I suppose.
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My tuppence...

Just thought I'd introduce myself...

I'm working on developing a client for the PocketPC. I did start in Embedded Visual Basic, but there are so many limitations. Then I saw that misterx had started one for Avantgo which had better functionality, and was based on the Web client.

My aim is to combine the best of all worlds, but using Avantgo, but not update.bml. This way, I can design for PocketPC, H/PC, Palm, and all other Avantgo-enabled devices. I'm also looking to add a skinable feature to it too.

I would add that I'm not trying to take anything away from what misterx has already started, I'm kinda hoping that we could either merge our versions together, or put some of my design ideas into his.

Anyway, that's me.
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  • evan

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I guess I should introduce myself, too.
I'm the guy who probably is the official contact for client-related stuff. I don't really deal too much with the web stuff, though, so I can't really tell you which way to go about updating the clients page.

I wrote LogJam, the Unix/GTK+ client, and I'm currently working on a Win32 client to replace the existing one.
(Major goals for that include a more professional-looking UI, no crashing bugs, and no more dependency on MFC. There are a lot of new features, of course.)

I also wrote a bunch of trial utilities that seem to be still floating around.
- ljupdate (which seems to be the name of the emacs one, too) was a simple Windows tray deal that flashed when your friends list updated. It was more an implementation of the protocol for testing purposes, as that protocol was later implemented into the official Windows client.
- Then, there was an export utility, which was a test of the syncitems protocol. It exported to XML using the LiveJournal DTD, as a test of the feasibility of actually exporting a journal and the DTD.

I haven't had much time to work on any of that stuff lately, though, because I'm also maybe the second-level guy at LiveJournal.
I don't like programming for Windows, but I do it because I have an eye for detail and I'm much better with C than Brad is. (He writes C like a Perl programmer, while I write Perl like a C programmer.)

Other interests of mine include Python. I've written some Python-related LJ utilities, too.

Most of the miscellaneous stuff is cataloged at this site: , though that site is pretty out-of-date.
I'm currently downloading another copy of Visual Studio 6 in the background, and I hope to resume work on the Win32 client in the coming weeks.
amused, happy
  • mart


Hi there. I'm Mart, as you probably noticed. I wrote one of the first 'novelty' LiveJournal clients in the form of mIRC-LJ, which I made mostly just to play around with mIRCscript sockets a bit. More recently, I figured that since it exists it might as well do something special that the other clients don't do, so I made it possible to automatically pull quotes out of IRC channels into the posting window and have the HTML escaping required done for you. It was also the first client to support friends polling (within an hour of the server support being announced - the benefits of using a high-level scripting language) and did "Don't Auto-format" before server support existed just by stripping out the newlines! ;)

It's really of niche interest, and there's not that much more to be done to it, but it's there if people are interested in it. It has a newslog journal at mirclj and is, of course, on the LJ download page.

You probably won't see much of me here since my client has really grown as far as it needs to, and thus won't be getting developed all that much. I just really wanted to mention my client here for completeness.