Version 1.10.3 Released

Sorry that the client was borked for a couple of weeks, but thanks to everyone who emailed in to let me know. This version fixes that nasty problem where the program stopped working with Livejournal.com.

Bug Fixes:
  • Updated protocol to be compliant with Livejournal's new protocol standards, allowing Application to work.

Functionality Changes:
  • Check version and Homepage links now link to chrisfairfield.com ahead of MobileMe Sunset.

You can find the client here: http://chrisfairfield.com/phoenix.html
  • Current Music
    Cults (Cults): You Know What I Mean

invalid password

hi, i've been using the client for quite awhile but recently i ran into some problems. everytime i try to view my log or edit an entry, i get an error message "invalid password". i can't seem to edit anything as a result. is anyone able to help? thanks so much! =)
Old Thor

Version 2 Update

I mentioned a little while back that I was going to start work on a Cocoa version of Phoenix, but was waiting on Realbasic to get their act together as far as Cocoa support. I've gotten a bit frustrated with RB's Cocoa timetable and have decided to go ahead and start over from scratch and write version 2 in Objective-C Cocoa. There are some pros and cons to this decision.

  • Program will be written in Apple's official language and will have access to all the neat features therein (built-in Spellchecker!)
  • A lot of the old code was written by me before I had any formal education in programming and is sort of hackneyed and held together by luck and duct tape, so starting over from scratch means better code and more stability.
  • Program could become available in the App Store (if you're into that sort of thing)

  • It's going to be a little while before there's a remotely usable Beta, as I'm learning a new programming language and framework set
  • Version 2 will be missing some of the features that Version 1 currently has (Some would eventually make their way back, others wouldn't (Audion Support, for example)).
  • PowerPC Architecture would no longer be supported. (New version of Xcode no longer supports Universal Binaries)

I don't have any sort of official timetable yet, but when I'm programming I try to update my Development twitter (@phoenixlj). I'll be redesigning refining the user interface, since I'll be rebuilding it. If anyone has any complaints or things they really like about the current interface, I'd be happy to hear them. You can comment here, tweet @phoenixlj, or email me (Command-9 in Phoenix).

  • Current Music
    Nine Inch Nails (Still): Adrift and at Peace

Version 1.10.2 Released

This version fixes that nasty problem that prevented posts with international characters from posting, along with some other fixes. Classic users, don't worry, I'm going to release a version 1.9.7 that address the international problem.
Bug Fixes:
  • Edit Entry now respects authentication methods when deleting an entry

  • Contextual Menu now works.

  • Save/Don't Save Window no longer comes up twice when quitting.

  • Location Field now clears after posting when it's supposed to.

  • Posts that contain international characters no longer return an Internal Server Error.

You can get it here: http://homepage.mac.com/thorshammer/phoenix.html
Break a Lesser Man

Non-Roman Characters

Sometime recently, support for non-roman Characters stopped working. I'm not sure yet if this is a problem on Phoenix's end or Livejournal's. I imagine it's on Livejournals as we've had Unicode support working for the last seven years or so. I'm looking into the problem, and will let you know more as soon as I do.

If you're using a version prior to v.1.10.1, Phoenix will hang and crash if you try to make a post with non-roman characters. If you're using v.1.10.1 you'll get a message that Livejournal has generated an Internal Server Error 500.

Big thanks to everyueveryme for figuring out it was an issue with Unicode!