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[Jul. 16th, 2002|07:19 pm]
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xmlrpc is too hard to program in. parsing the results is just too hard in .NET . screw it i'm switching to flat. >:o

i'll just start from scratch. it'll be easier.

goal: working pure GUI C# client with friends group support, system tray alerts, downloading of journals, MDI interface, multiple journal support. Inbuilt browser for LJ (internal hook into IE, 20 lines of code).

This last part is a little ambitious, and depends on whether the invite code system stays in place. I want to write a hook for IIS that allows you to set users and passwords to view the downloaded entries. So you don't have to make a new account, using up a precious invite code, creating a journal they'll never use, just so they can read your protected entries.

Stage 1 should be done within a month. I have a month before I go back for my 2nd year of undergrad. It'll all be released under the GPL, since I'm using a few GPL components.

Comments? Suggestions? Ideas?

just a mockup

[User Picture]From: xb95
2002-07-16 04:57 pm (UTC)
Flat is good. Use /cgi-bin/log.cgi too, that way you don't have to screw much with maintaining compatibility between DeadJournal, uJournal, Samurai LJ, et cetera. I've run into a dickens of a time with trying to support everything, but I've got it mostly working. Haven't messed with XML-RPC at all.

Anyway, the built-in browser thing might run into some issues. The problems I had were people being able to hit "enter" inside text entry fields in the browser. It seems picky sometimes. :P Also, the cache seemed to be super-sticky and never refresh from the web.

Uh... dunno what else. Good luck
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From: evan
2002-07-16 06:04 pm (UTC)
ljdotnet might be worth looking at.
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[User Picture]From: kid_icarus75
2002-07-16 08:41 pm (UTC)
have you checked out http://www.cookcomputing.com/xmlrpc/xmlrpc.shtml? xmlrpc should make parsing easier, granted you have some nice xmlrpc handling functions.
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2002-07-20 02:03 am (UTC)
I had to modify that rather extensively to make it work with LiveJournal's broken XML-RPC interface. When SharpJournal is released, I'll also release the code of the modified XML-RPC library.
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From: indif69
2002-07-20 08:40 am (UTC)
I've been wanting to beta test SharpJournal since I found out about it a few days ago. I sent an email to the maintainer of the community, and to the address mentioned in the post. Are you not accepting any more beta testers?
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2002-07-20 04:42 pm (UTC)


I'm waiting for asciident's OK on it.
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