June 20, 2011

ScribeFire Next 1.7.1 Released

Filed under: Announcements, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 10:59pm

Version 1.7.1 of ScribeFire for Chrome, Opera, and Safari, and ScribeFire Next for Firefox, is now available. This is the first update to ScribeFire that benefits from the new testing framework; this version includes the following changes:

New Features

  • Word and character count in the editor status bar

Bug Fixes

  • Updated to use Posterous’s new API
  • Improved support for all blogging platforms
  • Fixed editor flickering problem
  • Fixed blog detection on LiveJournal blogs that have Adult Content notices

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.7.1 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.7.1 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.7.1 for Firefox here.

Opera users, you can download ScribeFire 1.7.1 for Opera here.

June 6, 2011

Contribute test accounts to ScribeFire

Filed under: Announcements, Development, Feedback, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 03:45pm

I’ve been hard at work the past few weeks automating the way that ScribeFire is tested before a new version comes out. These new automatic tests now allow me to test the major functions of ScribeFire in a few minutes – previously, this would have taken hours manual testing – and already, the tests have uncovered bugs in ScribeFire’s support for Tumblr, Posterous, Blogger, WordPress, and Xanga. (These bugs have been fixed for the next update.)

If you run a blogging service that you want ScribeFire to support (or if you’re a fan of a service for which you want support added), here’s what you can do: create a test account for use by ScribeFire and email the blog URL, username, and password to chris@scribefire.com. (Do not send usernames or passwords for your real accounts.) I’ll add these accounts to the gamut of tests that run before I release a new version of ScribeFire; if any bugs have arisen that affect the way that ScribeFire interacts with those accounts, I’ll be able to fix them before causing you any trouble.

I already have test accounts for the following services: Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, Posterous, LiveJournal, and Xanga. Accounts for Drupal, Joomla, and MovableType/TypePad are high on my wishlist.