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MultiLJ Progress Goes "Boink!" (version 1.1.5.0)

I've just posted version 1.1.5.0 of MultiLJ on the download page for your edification. The primary change from version 1.1.4.0 is that now, MultiLJ is fully Unicode – as I just demonstrated, you may now use Alt-Numberpad combinations to add symbols to posts, and people typing on Cyrillic keyboards may now use MultiLJ in their native language. Other than that, there were a couple of bug fixes and internal improvements, as well.

I'm running out of basic features to add to the program before I dive into something major like picure uploading. So if you have suggestions or requests, this is the time to make them.
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MultiLJ version 1.1.4 released

I've just posted a new version of MultiLJ onto the download psge for your reading and posting pleasure. One of its primary bug fixes is the the fact that if for some reason the LJ server hiccups on a new or edited post of yours, instead of simply vanishing (edits and all), the post editor will now stay on the screen, allowing you to correct and resubmit the post. Other features have been added, and the menus have been altered to reflect these and future enhancements.

Enjoy!
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Corrected version just posted

I've just posted a corrected version of MultiLJ this morning - version 1.1.3 - for your downloading pleasure. I've finally killed (once and for all) the bug that would sometimes would cause an "Unhandled Exception" when you open the Post editor - caused by an improperly handled refresh of the Friends List. If you still have that problem, please let me know...
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New version!

Short form: I ended up completely rewriting the code that communicates with the LJ server, and so far it seems much more reliable. I've even tested it with a 56K modem and, while the initial login time is a bit slow, it functions perfectly well at that speed now. Also, I've found that if a web browser seems to log you off, just refresh it and it will relog you in.

The .msi file is in the usual place - just go to the multilj community and click on the download page link.
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It's out!

The new version of MultiLJ is on the download page, so go ahead and get it. It's now a .msi file, instead of a .zip file, so all you have to do is download it and immediately go to it and double-click on it to start the installation process.

Enjoy!
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Maybe that Debug release won't be needed...

Then again, I may be cursing myself, knowing my luck.

I've been working on MultiLJ, and am about to release a new version to the download page. Improved in the new version:

1) Friends Lists are now loading consistently - I'm basically going under the coding notion of "if it didn't work, try again"...
2) Basic communication between the LJ server and MultiLJ seems to be improved, though I need a couple of key users to test that (the "Server Error: Try Again Later" message at login).
3) Related to that, I finally got around to setting up the mechanism such that Paid Accounts get to use faster servers. Trust me - it makes a difference...
4) Also related to that, the web browsers seem to be behaving a bit better.
5) I finally figured out (on a fluke guess) how to get Custom Friends Groups to switch between Public and Private.

I should have that version up by the end of the day today.
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Debug Beta Release

I'm about to work up a special release of MultiLJ with some debugging tools in it. I have a couple of users in mind for it, but if others want to try it, it will be available on the download site. Specifically, I will be addressing the following problems:

1) Basic login functionality - "Server Error: Try Again"
2) Friends List not always coming up on login
3) Web browsers not consistently logging into the LJ server

Other issues I've noticed recently:

1) The Groups editor seems to be not keeping track of available internal group numbers correctly, thus running out of avaiable slots incorrectly.
2) Sometimes, the Post Editor comes back with a "Server Error".

I'll start work on those as soon as the Debug release goes out.
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New version just uploaded

I just uploaded a incremental upgrade of MultiLJ today, so you might want to check it out. The most immediate change you'll notice is support for colored Friends Lists (though once you've set a color choice for a Friend, you'll need to go to the LJ web site to change it - I'm still working on the edit code). You'll also notice that instead of small checkboxes to denote Friends and FriendOfs, there are large colored arrows instead - much more visible, in my opinion.

I'm still working on some of the insistent errors on logging in, but at the least, I've improved the messages you get, so that you get some helpful advise on what to do in those situations. Do download this version and give it a try, and let me know what needs work.
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The Maintainer is frustrated...

"Why?" you may ask...

Because he just wrote a long post in his personal journal and lost it due to a "Server Error"...

There seem to be several glitches that I'm experiencing that I want to fix before I consider MultiLJ a 1.0 product, but I don't know if it's just me or whether other people are getting them too and just not saying anything.


  • Not automatically getting one's Friends List on login, but getting an error message instead

  • Not getting complete access to one's browsers - certain Friends being invisible or locked, being told that a post contains material inappropriate for minors

  • "Server Error" messages far too often



In other words, not getting the complete experience that you would expect from any client, not to mention MultiLJ.

Befor I release the next version of the program, I want to find out if other people are getting the same problems as I am, hunt down those problems, and fix them. They're interfering with my LJ work, and must be annoying to others as well.
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Considering a new release

At least, I've been playing around with some new code over here, and at the moment, it seems to be holding together. New in the coming round will mainly be some bulletproofing regarding error trapping, since MultiLJ does seem to get goofy signals from the LJ server a lot, as well as some minor bug fixes. I've also made some changes in the cosmetics - I'm not a big fan of that, except that there are a couple of things that I'm now supporting, in particular colorizing the Friends List. I also need to update the picture of the application on the multilj page and download page, as things have changed a bit.

So, for those of you who are working with the thing, how is it treating you? Any suggestions? Any complaints? I'm considering a couple of development ideas right now - here they are:

1) an LJ client for Linux/GTK+
2) an LJ archiving program
3) continues intensive work on MultiLJ, such as uploading photos.

I'm kind of taking votes at this point...

Raven