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Version 1.10.1 Released [Aug. 18th, 2010|09:50 pm]
LJ: Phoenix, Mac Client

[Current Mood |productiveproductive]

New version released today!

Head to http://homepage.mac.com/thorshammer/phoenix.html for the download.

Note: If you're using version 1.9.6 or 1.10.0 the automatic version checker told you the newest version is 1.9.99, that is the only way I could generate a new version notification in version 1.10.0. This has been fixed for versions 1.10.1 and beyond. If you're using the Classic version of Phoenix 1.9.6, you'll want to shut automatic version checking off, as Classic is no longer being supported. (See note in previous post)

Bug Fixes:
  • Phoenix no longer goes into an infinite loop when it receives a malformed response from Livejournal

  • Phoenix now catches Internal Server Errors generated by the Livejournal Server and handles them better

  • Time/Date Field Positions when using YYYY-MM-DD or DD-MM-YYYY layout are now correct

  • Added option to toggle between automatic time and manual time/date of post without backdating.

  • July is now correctly spelled in Entry Window

  • Version Checking will now work with versions that have multiple digit version numbers

Functionality Changes:
  • Check Current Version from the Web Menu (Command-8) now Invokes the built-in version checker

  • "Entry Posted" dialog no longer invoked when successfully posting an entry.
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Website Updated, Version 1.10.0 "Officialized", Announcements [Jul. 23rd, 2010|08:16 pm]
LJ: Phoenix, Mac Client

[Current Mood |excitedexcited]
[Current Music |Socalled (Ghettoblaster): (These Are The) Good Old Days]

The Phoenix website has finally been updated and taken out of the digital stone age. Turns out these things called CSS have really come into their own in the last nine years and using tables for layout is kind of poor design. I've added a twitter account to follow along with development progress and to post quick notes. If there is anything you'd like to see added to the website let me know!

During my four-year development hiatus, xstylus graciously stepped up and fixed some bugs and made improvements to my code (Super-thanks!). He's released, as he calls it, the unofficial version 1.10.0. It's the official 1.10.0 now. This is the same, great release that xstylus released last year. If you're using 1.9.6 or an older version, due to some unfortunately lazy programming on my part, you won't receive a new version notice. This will be fixed in 1.10.1, at which point everyone will receive a notice in some regard.

As for the future, I plan on implementing some minor bug fixes in the 1.10.0 release, releasing 1.10.1 and 1.10.2 if necessary. This will be the end of the Phoenix 1. After that, I'll be working on Phoenix 2. Phoenix 2 will be a Cocoa-native application, so right off the bat it will get the biggest feature request automatically: spell checking as you type. I'm still waiting for REALbasic to finish their Cocoa-implementation, but it sounds like it should be available soonish, which will allow me to develop in Cocoa.

Phoenix 2 will be an OS X-only release. Unless Livejournal breaks their client functionality again, 1.9.6 will be the last version for Classic Mac. I am sincerely sorry for having to leave classic users behind. However, since classic support was disabled in OS X, it makes it pretty infeasible for me to do any sort of development for that platform. I'd still be happy to provide support to any users that are still on the Classic platform, though. Unsurprisingly, I'm also canceling Phoenix Lite to focus on development of regular Phoenix.

Lastly I'd like to say thanks to all of the users who've stuck by throughout the years, even when I've been mostly absent. It's much appreciated!
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Editing Custom Friends Group Posts [Aug. 24th, 2009|07:34 pm]
LJ: Phoenix, Mac Client

I've noticed lately that I can't edit a "custom friends group" post in Phoenix without it reverting to a "friends only" post. To edit these posts, I have to go to the Edit Journal Entry page on the website. Since most of my posts are custom, this is annoying. (Though Phoenix is still the best client.) Any solutions for this problem?
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bug? [Mar. 29th, 2009|12:37 pm]
LJ: Phoenix, Mac Client

[Current Music |Solvent - Apples and Synthesizers]

I'm using Phoenix 1.10.0,
there seems to be a bug. When I edit a post through the client, it disappears from my wife's friends list... I don't know for sure if it disappears from my other friends, I assume so. The posts do go to my own journal, but seem to not show up on my friends' friend list.

Anyone else having this problem?

OS 10.3.9
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Now taking feature requests [Jan. 10th, 2009|01:06 pm]
LJ: Phoenix, Mac Client

Does anyone have any feature requests they'd like to make?

I won't promise miracles but if there's something you desperately feel Phoenix needs, let's hear it.
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1.10 and beyond take two [Jan. 10th, 2009|12:06 pm]
LJ: Phoenix, Mac Client

[Current Music |Moist: Low Low Low]

Sorry, I don't know how to edit the last entry. Mods you're welcome to delete it.

I tried to edit it by using the "Edit last entry" feature but Phoenix pulls from my personal journal, not the actual last entry, to this community. I guess I don't know how to tell Phoenix to select from a community.

I'm going to use a different bracket so I don't activate LJ's formatting.
So where you see a [ ] symbol, know that I'm referring to the "greater than/less than" brackets LJ uses.

Would it be possible to insert our own graphic for the dock icon? I prefer the Azren deaths head to the Phoenix and personally, I'd rather be able to change it regularly.

Also, is there a way to add to the "Make Link" feature, (under Format) the way one can add or change the formatting for how music is displayed? i.e. can users add these, or is it up to Chris & Co. ?

I ask because I'd like to add "Embed video" [embed video] [/embed video] and be able to do this via an Apple/Command+ Keystroke, the same way one does for [lj-cut text="Read More..."] [/lj-cut], Apple/Command + G

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Version 1.10.0 (Unofficial) is here! [Jan. 10th, 2009|12:56 am]
LJ: Phoenix, Mac Client

Phoenix Livejournal 1.10.0.

This is, of course, an unofficial version, but if Chris wants to declare it official, that's perfectly fine with me.

Download it here: http://www.xstylus.com/lj-phoenix/phoenix-1.10.0.dmg

Fixed Bugs:
-The Page-Up, Page-Down, Home, and End keyboard buttons now respond.
-Source code is now compilable with REALBasic 2008-4.2.
-Password is no longer stored if "Remember Password" is not checked.
-Password is now obfuscated when stored.
-Program no longer crashes if preferences folder is corrupt or missing.
-Offline Edit History no longer stores entries twice.
-Offline Editing no longer hangs when connecting and when no preference folder is present.
-Your Friends box no longer crashes.
-Your Friends box now displays friend colors correctly.

New Features:
-New logo by weboso (under Creative Commons license)
-Universal Binary
-Post clock automatically keeps current time unless Backdate box is checked.

Known bugs:
-Edit History may randomly give a false "Invalid Password" error.

If you run into any problems, let me know and I'll do my best to fix them.
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I can't seem to find anything on journal back-up in the ReadMe file. [Jan. 6th, 2009|06:15 pm]
LJ: Phoenix, Mac Client

Is there, in fact, a journal back-up function in this program?
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Possible "Last Entry" problem [Dec. 3rd, 2008|10:57 pm]
LJ: Phoenix, Mac Client

I have an entry dated to December 31, 2037 (or whatever the last day that LJ permits postdating to is), and whenever I use Shift-Apple-L to access my last-posted entry, it pulls up that one.

Is there any way to prevent this from happening, or perhaps a fix that can be worked out in the next verison of Phoenix? (using 1.9.6 on iBook G4 under OSX 10.4.11)
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NEW VERSION!!! [Nov. 12th, 2008|04:43 am]
LJ: Phoenix, Mac Client

In an attempt to modernize Phoenix and bring it up to date, I've taken it upon myself to attempt to fix a few bugs in Phoenix's code.

The source code was originally written under a very old version of REALBasic and the first order of business is getting it up to speed for modern compilers. That's been an interesting endeavor, but here's my progress so far.


LJ-Phoenix 1.9.6c - Source Code

Known bugs:

Edit Friends causes Phoenix to crash - (Fixed, will be in the next release [1.9.6d])
Phoenix crashes when running for the first time (Fix in progress, ETA: ASAP!)
Edit History Offline mode doesn't list any entries (Fix in progress, no ETA)
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