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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?


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May. 14th, 2004 05:11 am (UTC)
I use the program, and I even suggested a feature request, but it's not been acknowledged..
May. 14th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
i'm using it and i even prefer it to all LJ clients i've tested so far.
May. 16th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
Ditto. I've tried out the rest, but they're all just not good.
May. 14th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC)
i joined the community a few weeks ago when iJ stopped working for me. for the last month, i haven't been able to post -- "Posting Failed: Server Problem. Try again shortly."

i tried to send a note to an email address i found on the iJournal web site, but it bounced back. i sent a note to LJ support and got a response back, but i'm still not sure how to fix it.

that faq says it's either a proxy, firewall or LJ's down. i connect from home and am *almost 100%* certain -- just checked in my network preferences -- that i don't have a firewall and i don't connect to a proxy. and LJ clearly hasn't been down for an entire month. so i'm mystified and miss using iJournal.

May. 14th, 2004 08:40 am (UTC)
Use and enjoy it
Hi, I use it, but haven't figured out the best way to do any of this. I end up working off the LJ website for everything except an occasional posting. I like working in iJournal, though, and hope you come back to it after your busy time is over.

It sounds like you are working on a major overhaul of the underlying codebase which will make it easier for others to contribute code in the future. I don't have time to get involved with the development effort now, but who knows what opportunities will bring?

Best wishes in meantime, and take a break from it if you need to, because it sounds like the current client is satisfying the most important needs of your users.
May. 14th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)
The only reason I haven't posted is because it's been working as expected ;]

It's simple, clean, does what it needs to.
May. 14th, 2004 10:46 am (UTC)
I use it and like it. :)
May. 14th, 2004 02:36 pm (UTC)
Like many others - use it, like it. Would be contributing in my Copious Spare Time, but that's already overloaded.

However, if there are any specific tasks that need to be done, let me know. Is there a mailing list for iJ developers?
May. 15th, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
i use it too
May. 23rd, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
While I have nothing to offer in constructive contributions, I can only repeat how utterly grateful I am for this fantastic program. I wouldn't touch another client with a ten-foot pole.

Obviously, we can't expect you to pour massive amounts of time and effort that might be better spent into something you feel, perhaps understandably, is not worth it. I don't know for how many I speak for, but I sincerely doubt that resonance, let alone appreciation, is lacking, maybe just not as vocal as it could be.

I know I haven't been too helpful in this regard. But for whatever it means, you have my continued respect and thanks for a brilliant piece of software.
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