I love the PostXING tool and the ability to integrate the playing music. Feature wise they are all about the same though. So it will interesting to see the evolution of the tool.

One positive out of the project is that I learned a lot about Subversion and how to work with it.

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Well, this post has been a long time coming. What about PostXING? What indeed? Well, unfortunately for the 1.5 users of PostXING, I had my son Ethan for 6 weeks this summer and spending time with him is waaay more important than hacking on a tool that is basically useful only to a handful of people.

Then there's the issue of competition: I have always recommended BlogJet for people that wanted a good solid blog posting tool that is way more polished than PostXING (and indeed Windows Live Writer) and whose project lead is a really nice, engaging dude. Heck, Dmitry even gave me pointers on how to work with mshtml as I was writing code that competes with his (guess he wasn't too worried about "competition" from PostXING. heh.) And of course the new hip kid on the block Windows Live Writer...what can I say? Even Tomer, who was gracious enough to help me out on developing PostXING, agrees: Windows Live Writer kicks ass. The fact that it's free doesn't help the situation.

At this point I'm not 100% sure what I want to do with PostXING. I had been looking into yet another mshtml wrapper that supposedly handles focus better than the code I have, but my experience so far with mshtml is that it's a focus stealing bastard child of wysiwyg editing. The good news: you can actually use a widget that gives you wysiwyg editing without having to install a browser plugin (I'm looking at you, Mono!) The bad news: didn't you read that bastard child statement earlier? Geez.

Tentatively what will happen is I will continue to quietly hack on PostXING in order to at least bring it out of beta. But I'm definitely going to be taking my time on it...I am in no hurry at all.