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Is anyone out there?

Are there many active users of iJournal out there? I am starting to wonder if we have a user base, at all, anymore.

I have seen very little work going on and very few users posting so I am wondering if there is any interest in the work I have been doing on the DEVEL_1 branch. I am beginning to wonder if all the time I am putting into this is simply going to go to waste. Is anyone out there still using iJournal and interested in its on-going development? I can package up a binary of what I have right now if anyone is interested and I can keep working on it but I have a full-time job and a distance education course for the next four months while on my last co-op term so it would be nice to have some help from the other developers or, at least, some enthusiasm from some interested users to keep me focussed.

The re-factoring is nearly done and this will let us do some neat stuff in the future.

So, am I the only one here or is anyone else interested in this?
...Nights

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eggwards
May. 13th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
I do use, and still like the product. Keep up the good work.
paladin3
May. 13th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
I still use it. :-)

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yasminke
May. 13th, 2004 09:27 pm (UTC)
So do I
Still use and like.
namosi
May. 13th, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC)
I use it, like it, and have had no problems with it. Thank you very much for all your great work!!!
shatterstripes
May. 13th, 2004 09:42 pm (UTC)
I've mostly switched to xJ (despite having contributed a little code to iJ in the past); being able to search my old entries and edit them drew me away. Only having the history of the first journal I logged it into is a problem, though; I have several LJs for different purposes!

So I keep an eye on iJ. Who knows what will pop up when the refactoring's done?
moonlessnights
May. 13th, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
Well, fixing the history viewing should be pretty easy (mostly just UI work) once the refactoring is done.

There will also be a modular back-end so we can add support for arbitrary other weblog services.

Take a look if you are interested. The only huge things still left to bring back in the refactoring are friend group management and better error messages.
pressburger
May. 13th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC)
I use it. I do my short posts at the LJ website. But anything with cutlines I always use iJournal and I do a lot of them.
koliver
May. 13th, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
thoughts from a (former?) dev
I think this work your doing will help. Right now, the codebase is in a state where it is hard to make enhancements. Also, there isn't another open source client for the mac that I know of.

I'm all for your effort. Keep it up.
moonlessnights
May. 13th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC)
Re: thoughts from a (former?) dev
I think that xJournal is also open source. I am not sure, though.

The code base in DEVEL_1 is much nicer since the networking layer has been completely pulled out into its own module and the communication between that layer and the rest of the client is done only through high-level objects.

The great thing about that is that you no longer have to know the LJ protocol to add a new button to the UI (which was pretty much how it is on the trunk).
Re: thoughts from a (former?) dev - koliver - May. 13th, 2004 10:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
jeliza
May. 13th, 2004 10:35 pm (UTC)
I don't post much in the community, but I do rely on it.
jope
May. 13th, 2004 11:25 pm (UTC)
I use it. I code *nix network code in C all day, and am (slowly) working on my Cocoa. As far as learner projects go this is fairly tame, so hopefully I'll find time to start poking around at the code.

BTW, the last posting on this was way back in January, so linking to it might be helpful. A news item on the SF page mentioning the branch's existence would go a long way toward that.
bridgeport
May. 14th, 2004 12:54 am (UTC)
it's all i have ever used once i bought my ibook.
flavius_m
May. 14th, 2004 01:08 am (UTC)
I use it ok. It's good does (almost) everything I want, although there's something about friends' windows, etc -gave up on trying to manage that from inside iJ and do it on the web now, so i can't remember exactly how it was broken... still in use every day, though
effin_peaz
May. 14th, 2004 02:04 am (UTC)
i've been a part of this community for a bit, but i've been using ijournal ever since i started on LJ and it's friggin great.
cryo
May. 14th, 2004 02:06 am (UTC)
oh quit whining and push the changes to trunk when they're ready ;).

iJ has been around for a long time, and will be around with people working on it when they have time. That's why it's open source. As for people who have switched to Xjournal, great for them. It shows that Fraser has some good ideas and wanted to go with them rather than work on iJ, which is fine. iJ is free, the source is there... even if it's just something that _I_ use, it's a good thing(tm) :).

The omissions highlighting the differences between iJournal and Xjournal will be addressed, as well as new features added that I've been working on but haven't completed yet... however things have changed in my life recently :).
gregoire77
May. 14th, 2004 03:01 am (UTC)
I use it...I just don't have much to post about it over here. Not a developer in the least, and I don't really have problems with the software.

Well, for some reason, it does seem to hang up every once in a while in the process of checking for new friends' entries. I guess it would be nice to know what's causing that and if anyone else has had that same problem.
kibbles
May. 14th, 2004 03:50 am (UTC)
Same here.

I use it, don't have reason to post. I don't develop, and I don't really have problems with the software, either.

(Actually I don't have it hanging up checking friend's entries, I use a bookmark for that.)
nightfalke
May. 14th, 2004 04:21 am (UTC)
I'm a user, and I love the app....hence why you never hear from me. :-)


Personally, I think the less posts on this group, the better...it means the app is running fine, and there are few bugs.
sk4p
May. 14th, 2004 04:23 am (UTC)
Agreed on all counts.
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