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Jan. 2nd, 2011 04:56 pm
[personal profile] indigojo posting in [community profile] qtxpost
Hi everyone,

My name's Matt Smith and I'm the developer of the QTM journal editor. I've been developing it since 2004, initially targeting Blosxom on Qt 3, then moving to Qt 4 and Movable Type, then Wordpress. I've got self-hosted Wordpress and Drupal sites, and have recently set up a DW blog.

I'm posting to offer my services. My client has a Quickpost feature (so you can copy/paste a web URL and build a post around it) and perhaps you might like that ported to Qtxpost.

Date: 2011-01-02 08:13 pm (UTC)
catness: (fire_eye)
From: [personal profile] catness
Hi Matt!

Welcome! :D I guess a Quickpost feature would be cool, and the cooperation in general could be just the thing for rekindling my interest in the project. I must admit that I haven't touched it for half a year, being sidetracked by other interests (mostly writing) and never got around to implementing a lot of stuff I had initially planned, such as crossposting to other platforms - mainly because I don't use other blogging platforms on regular basis, and when I do, I do not crosspost between them. So the source remains rather messy, with LJ-engine-specific parts being hardcoded and not cleanly separated from the generic parts - been meaning to refactor it while adding at least Wordpress and Blogspot.

I see that you're a lot more organized than me anyway, even providing packages for different platforms. Just downloaded your program, it configures and installs just fine (under Gentoo) and I see a lot of neat menus and configuration options (which my program doesn't have ;) Will have a closer look tomorrow, have to dig out some of my Wordpress accounts.

So do you have any idea how we can cooperate?

Date: 2011-01-09 12:35 pm (UTC)
catness: (cat_leaping)
From: [personal profile] catness
Wow, thanks a lot! The GUI buttons look great, font/style is fine too except that now the multiple journal icon boxes are for some reason misaligned when part of them are unselected, but it's a minor thing. (This reminds me that size constraint on the main window was a wrong thing to do - it appears to be too big for a netbook screen and has to be moved manually to access the "post" button...)

I had never bothered with making a repository on Google because nobody had expressed interest in participation (and because I have very little experience with version control systems, at least where maintenance/contributing is concerned). Set it up just now and committed the project with your changes, also increased version number to 0.3.4 and added you into Authors. Think I can add you as a project member? It seems to require a Google account. Didn't make a new tar file yet, in case there will be more quick changes :)

Just got around to trying out your program with my old Wordpress blogs. (It doesn't seem to have a "select/edit post" function?) Maybe you're right and there's no need for an universal client because of the inherent differences between LJ-based sites and standalone blogs - incorporating both sets of features (e.g. icons for LJ, categories for WP) is guaranteed to make it bloated and overcomplicated, and indeed WP API is more limited. Gotta think more... :)

Date: 2011-01-09 02:09 pm (UTC)
catness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] catness
Added, have fun!

Hmm, editing posts which are already stored on the site was one of my first priority features - I often obsessively edit at least the latest post, and it was driving me crazy to update three crossposted entries on three different sites instead of doing it all in one place. The rich text editor, on the other side, is something I never use, but I know that this feature is widely appreciated by non-programmers.

Date: 2011-01-16 12:18 pm (UTC)
catness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] catness
Just got around to making/uploading the tar file of the new version. Thanks a lot again!


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QTXpost - a crossposting LJ/DW client for Linux

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