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ijournal and b2

heya. i've been using livejournal/ijournal since it's inception; i was wondering is there are any plans to allow ijournal to post to a b2 weblog? or if it works with any system other than livejournal at the current time.

thanks for the great software!

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tabuh
Oct. 10th, 2002 06:30 pm (UTC)
thanks for your answer. are there plans for ijournal to support non livejournal source code?
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ibrad
Oct. 10th, 2002 08:37 pm (UTC)
As far as I know, yeah. It was planned at one point (still should be) to support the BloggerAPI and whatever else (metaweblog api, or something? I forget now).

I sure hope so, at least. I'd like to use b2 myself (though I'm all swept up in pMachine now, dammit). Then again, iJournal really has a way to go with all of the multiple-service stuff and getting the interface away from the too-simplistic and LJ client-like interface to an actually good one (with draft osts and better post editing, as well).
bratling
Oct. 11th, 2002 02:42 pm (UTC)
while i agree that features such as draft posts, more editing features, friends management and tracking, recent entry editing and caching, and so forth would be nice, please don't get away from the simple interface. the sheer simplicity and convenience of iJournal is why i use it. don't add crap to the interface without really weighing how much it actually benefits the user... iJournal is very nice, and i'd hate to see its clean UI bloat into unusability the way that much Windows shareware and XWindow openware does.

i have nothing against making it support other 'blogs, i just hope that this won't turn it into the sort of UI mess that you see in the Linux/XWindow world. iJournal has the ease of use and friendliness of Apple's own iApps. I like that. :-)
ibrad
Oct. 11th, 2002 04:53 pm (UTC)
... iJournal has the ease of use and friendliness of Apple's own iApps...

iJournal works great, and is friendly, but... I'm sorry, you're not even close about the ease of use or your interface points. iJournal is pretty much a carbon copy of the other LiveJournal clients for other platforms... including their over-simplistic, badly-planned, and illogical interface(s). Simplicity is definitely what we all want, not bloat or anything like that, but iJournal has the very problems of the types of software that you say you don't want iJournal to be like. iJournal may seem simple because it's just a box and the options are laid out there, but that doesn't mean it's good. It's my opinion that it's quite bad.. the options are just thrown in there without much organization, they can't be set, hidden, and/or defaulted, the interface isn't at all ready for more useful draft/post-organizing/history-editing capabilities, etc etc. The friends interface definitely needs work, and have you looked at the friend groups? It is terribly insufficient and not at all Aqua-like. I'd go into more detail but whenever I do, no one cares.
bratling
Oct. 11th, 2002 10:07 pm (UTC)
[...] detail, but whenever I do, no one cares.

ouch -- i'm sorry you feel that way. :-(

i agree that the application's preferences could be more complete, and that the friends interface is rough ... but what i think of as the main interface -- not the menus (admittedly a bit confusingly organized) or preferences or friends window -- the main journal entry window is pleasingly simple. i like that. that's what matters most to me, because that's where i spend my time each day.

i look forward to any enhancements that may be forthcoming ... i just want it known that the main window where i spend most of my time is simple and efficient, and i hope to see it change as little as possible. :)
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