Comments on: A Peek At MarsEdit 2 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:19:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek/comment-page-1#comment-132460 Sun, 05 Aug 2007 05:09:25 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek#comment-132460 Adam: cool! I am glad that it turned out relatively easy, and that you got a learning experience out of it. It would be great if you could write a blog entry about your experience. A lot of people would probably benefit from it.

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By: Adam Spooner http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek/comment-page-1#comment-132459 Sat, 04 Aug 2007 23:58:28 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek#comment-132459 Update: So life has happened since I commented about learning and writing an XMLRPC interface for my site. But I was held up on another project and had time to learn and write the interface today. Things are working wonderfully!

It was relatively easy to do. It took me about 4 hours to learn and implement. I’m a designer, by trade, but a programmer at heart … that is, I love to program for fun. So, I believe that anyone can do this.

I’ll probably write an entry soon on how I did everything, but the quick version is: I subclassed Python’s SimplXMLRPCServer and created a new module to parse the MetaWeblog XML. And my Hello World example is live: Hello MarsEdit!

Thanks Daniel for giving me a reason to learn something new.

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By: alenm88 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek/comment-page-1#comment-132213 Mon, 23 Jul 2007 15:56:10 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek#comment-132213 what about two views? one HTML and one Visual.

Like Qumana or Ecto. I love Mars Edit but something i am tired of ,is to have to write all the HTML.

Besides a i am the owner of a mac website and i always recommend your software.

Greetings

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By: Andy Melton http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek/comment-page-1#comment-132193 Sat, 21 Jul 2007 19:02:35 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek#comment-132193 OH YAY! I’m excited! I’ve been wanting the category add feature for a while and was extremely excited when I saw that WordPress included it in the API (is that the right phrase?) in their last release! I can’t wait for this! It would mean that I would rarely have to login to WordPress, lol. It’s so funny, since I’ve been using MarsEdit, I see a whole lot less of the WordPress administration.

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek/comment-page-1#comment-132170 Thu, 19 Jul 2007 04:39:36 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek#comment-132170 Let us know how it turns out!

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By: Adam Spooner http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek/comment-page-1#comment-132169 Thu, 19 Jul 2007 04:37:36 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek#comment-132169 Awesome. Thanks for pointing me in a good direction. In digging deeper I’ve found that Python has a built-in SimpleXMLRPCServer that I should be able to utilize … as well as the MetaWeblog API. Looks like I’ve got a weekend of Python coding ahead of me! =)

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek/comment-page-1#comment-132167 Thu, 19 Jul 2007 03:07:15 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek#comment-132167 Adam: so my point is that if I added some plugin functionality as you’re suggesting, you’d still have “no idea how to even begin” :) You’d have to learn the special MarsEdit “language” or interface or whatever.

So you might as well learn how to implement a standard publishing interface. Yeah, looking at Movable Type or WordPress is a great way to get an idea of how it’s done. Also you can look at the MarsEdit RPC Console (from the Window) menu to see how it’s communicating with the server, and get a better sense for the types of messages you’ll receive and what you need to send back.

I talked a bit about this whole process in an earlier post:

http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/292/marsedit-for-your-custom-blog

Good luck!

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By: Adam Spooner http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek/comment-page-1#comment-132166 Thu, 19 Jul 2007 02:18:32 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek#comment-132166

I guess I’m curious as to your reasons for not implementing it on the server.

Honestly, I have no idea how I would even begin implementing this. I downloaded Movable Type this evening to see how they’re doing it. My guess is I’ll have to use XML-RPCs? Like I said, no idea, but I’m going to see if I can put something together. I like a good challenge! =) And on top of that I really want to post to my journal from the desktop … that way I might actually make posts.

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek/comment-page-1#comment-132161 Wed, 18 Jul 2007 18:29:15 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek#comment-132161 Adam: I guess I’m curious as to your reasons for not implementing it on the server. Do you not have access to the server in question?

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By: Adam Spooner http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek/comment-page-1#comment-132160 Wed, 18 Jul 2007 18:27:00 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/372/marsedit-two-sneak-peek#comment-132160

I think any such functionality would require allowing “plugins” of a sort for dealing with the custom network interface of the given system?

You’ll gain at least one new customer with functionality like that. Something like what Gus has with VoodooPad, the Python Plugin Enabler, would work really well. Though, I’m not sure one customer is worth the time it would take to write such functionality and document it.

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