MarsEdit 1.1.4 Supports Blogger!

March 13th, 2007

I’m happy to announce MarsEdit 1.1.4, which includes a number of minor fixes, and adds support for “New Blogger” weblogs which use Gmail authentication.

Actually quite a lot of little changes went into this, making it a pretty significant update. The Blogger support was top on my priorities, but as I was working on that, little fixes popped up left and right, so I made as many of them as I could.

  • Blogger Support! Autodetect of a Blogspot blog should now detect “New Blogger”
  • RPC Log Fixes
    • Add more RPC detail to the log
    • Increased maximum size of RPC Console log for debugging large fetches
  • Weblog Settings Fixes
    • Fix keyboard tab-cycle in Weblog editor dialog
    • Fix autodetection for Blogger & WordPress
    • Minor changes to layout of dialog
    • Be sure to always use latest dialog edits when “Auto-detecting”
  • Enclosure Editor
    • Minor changes to layout of enclosure editing sheet
    • Fix bug with Enclosure URLs involving 302 redirects
  • Changes to Help
    • Fix indexing
    • Add information about “New Blogger” type setup
    • Add top-level link to “Getting Started” page
  • Bookmarklet changes
    • Fix to handle 2-byte characters and other non-ASCII correctly
    • Add support for advanced “marsedit:” URL parameter “&weblog=BlogName”
  • Autosave improvements
    • Mark rescued documents as dirty to avoid accidental loss
    • Fix a problem where autosave document could get stuck and always cause warning
  • Blosxom Specific
    • Improve performance on Blosxom blogs with lots of directories/files
  • Miscellaneous
    • Fix bug preventing drag-reordering a weblog to top of weblog list
    • Update “Starting a Weblog” window to simplify choices for new users
    • Fix a crash that could occur connecting to an unsupported blog system
    • Fix a small memory leak in Keychain password retrieval
    • Fix the blog editor window to – Make sure the “advanced” tabs go away when switching a post to a less feature-ful blog

Wow – that was a lot! I have to admit I’m a little bit nervous, but I think overall the release is going to be a lot more reliable and stable for people, especially those just getting started.

Please let me know if anything comes up.

Update: I forgot to mention that the fix for UTF-8 characters in the bookmarklet was accelerated by looking at the bookmarklet for WebnoteHappy. It was doing things correctly and I … was not. Thanks Luis for providing a ready example that lead me down the right track!

3 Responses to “MarsEdit 1.1.4 Supports Blogger!”

  1. David Weiss Says:

    Thank you! Thank you!

  2. Jeff Says:

    Title of post is MarsEdit 1.1.4 and MarsEdit pages allows us to download 1.1.5? Something else get added or addressed here?

  3. Daniel Jalkut Says:

    Jeff: you walked into the storm :) See:

    http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/298/marsedit-115

    Nothing to write home about. Just a bad, bad, crashing bug on autodetect for Blogger blogs. Not exactly the group of people I want to piss off with this release :)

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