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A couple of PostXING ideas

Mon May 23 2005

Thanks to Sir Wally for the first's simple really, Wally just asked if I would cache a list of the categories for each configured blog to aid with offline posting. I pretty much always use PostXING while online, so this particular feature didn't even cross my mind. As a side effect, this will let me add categories to posts off of my CS blog which gives a nice little error when I try to get the comments list currently. Good one, Wally.

The other thing is that I want to expand the abilities of where PostXING can post - not just using the Metablog API, but being able to use different services. I don't want to use the "provider model" because I don't think that particular pattern fits what I have in my head to make this work. Close, as a matter of fact, very close, but not exactly what I'm looking for.

The basic idea that I have now is based on the fact that a lot of the functionality that PostXING uses now already sits in separate dll's in the application root. I think that I can factor out the API specific functionality into kind of a plugin - thereby expanding the end applications that can be posted to from PostXING. I haven't hashed out all of the details yet. This is still a brainstorm at this point. However it works out, it's going to be a major version change.

If this can work out the way I think it can, this could be a very cool addition to PostXING. Very cool indeed.

💾 May the source be with you. v3.2.419