August 23, 2008

ScribeFire 2.3.2 Released

Filed under: Releases, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 10:21pm

We are pleased to announce the release of ScribeFire 2.3.2. We recommend that all users upgrade to this version, and you can install it at Mozilla Add-ons.

New Features

  • Added color-coding of drafts, scheduled posts, and published posts in the entry list
  • Added multiple note deletion

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug preventing Technorati tags from being inserted
  • Fixed bug preventing Technorati tags from being updated
  • Fixed bug preventing “Powered by ScribeFire” from being inserted
  • Fixed spacing issue with status bar icon
  • Fixed MySpace login
  • Fixed bug with WordPress post splitter feature

Once again, you can either install this update at Mozilla Add-ons, or you can wait for Firefox to automatically notify you of the update.

August 12, 2008

ScribeFire 2.3.1 Released

Filed under: Releases, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 12:32pm

We are pleased to announce the release of ScribeFire 2.3.1. We recommend that all users upgrade to this version, and you can install it at Mozilla Add-ons.

New Features

  • Auto-check of ‘modify timestamp’ when changing time.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug related to republishing edits to Blogger without specifying a new timestamp
  • Fix for ‘publish as edit’ not working from ScribeFire in a tab.
  • Fixed blogger image uploading.
  • Fixed bug with timestamp changing when republishing Blogger posts

Once again, you can either install this update at Mozilla Add-ons, or you can wait for Firefox to automatically notify you of the update.

August 1, 2008

Responding to Your Feature Requests

Filed under: Development, Feature, Feedback, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 02:47pm

Last month, we asked you what new features you’d like to see in ScribeFire. Since then, we have been investigating the feasibility of the enhancements you requested, and we would like to respond to your feedback.

For the following features, we’ve started working on them and they should be present in one of the next releases: (You can click on the linked words to comment on the feature or view its progress.)

Some of the features you asked for have since been completed or were already there, but you just didn’t know it:

  • Word count (Right click, choose View > Word count)
  • Live Preview (ala Windows Live Writer); added in version 2.3
  • Image uploading for Blogger; has been in ScribeFire for a while now; if it’s not working for you, file a bug report
  • Keyboard shortcuts; they were broken for a few versions but have since been fixed
  • A better publishing workflow was added in version 2.3
  • Spellchecking; ScribeFire has always used Firefox’s spellchecker; if it’s not working for you, file a bug report
  • Image titles; just select the image, right click, and choose “Edit Properties…”

There were a few requests that we’ve decided not to take any action on, mostly due to time constraints:

  • Make ScribeFire an independent application
  • Send comments from ScribeFire
  • Automatic posting to multiple blogs. This one has come up before, and our current response is still to just click “Keep Content” after it posts to the first blog, and then change blogs and publish again. We may reconsider this feature in the future.
  • Facebook Notes integration
  • Multi-user support (multiple users in one Firefox profile). This is handled well enough by Firefox’s mulit-profile support.

For most of the other features that were requested, we haven’t started working on them, but we’ve put them on our To-Do list and will get to them eventually:

We appreciate that you took the time to give us your feedback; in the future, you can request a new feature or report a bug at any time by filling out this form.