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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author Subtext Topics related to the Subtext blogging engine open source project.

Subtext 2.0
Phil just announced that Subtext 2.0 is finally out. I haven’t been very active on this release (sorry guys!) but with the plans for 3.0 starting up I will be getting back into things a bit more. The new 2.0 release looks really good and includes some new features and bug fixes that will be nice to have. Now, we just need to convince Jeff and company to upgrade. Some of the improvements are: Enhanced MetaWeblog and WordPress API implementations New CSS-based admin section The ability to set a separate ......

Posted On Sunday, August 10, 2008 8:56 PM

Subtext and MySpace China
Phil and Steve beat me to announcing, but Phil has officially confirmed that MySpace China is using a modified version of Subtext for it's blogging engine. This is incredible news as MySpace China gets around 100 million page views, of which about 1 million go to the blog. What does that mean? Well, for starters it means that Subtext is definitely a scalable and robust blogging engine. It also means that Subtext and it's skinning capabilities can support double-byte Kanji based character sets with ......

Posted On Monday, October 29, 2007 10:06 AM

Visual Studio 2008 Multi-targeting
One of the new features in Visual Studio 2008 is the ability to target a project to any version of the .NET Framework from 2.0 and up. This is an excellent feature as it allows the entire development team to work with the same version of the IDE. Since it's a project based setting, it also allows you to mix projects in the same solution. The interesting thing about multi-targeting is that it potentially allows developers to share projects across different versions of the IDE as well. Starting with ......

Posted On Sunday, September 30, 2007 11:24 AM

Subtext Security Patch
Phil recently blogged about a newly discovered security vulnerability in the Subtext blogging engine due to a flaw in the way the FCKEditor control was integrated. As far as we know, no one was seriously affected and both a fix and a workaround were found very quickly by the core development team. If you are running Subtext 1.9.x, a patched version of the Subtext.Providers.BlogEntry... is available as a zip file. After you download the patch (Subtext1.9.5-PATCH.zip 7.72KB) , unzip ......

Posted On Friday, September 21, 2007 11:24 PM

SourceForge.Net 2007 Community Choice Awards
I know I'm a little late to the nomination party, but if you haven't already nominated your favorite SourceForge project, please take the time to do so. It only takes a minute, and the Subtext development community would definitely appreciate it. The SourceForge.net team is proud to present our second annual Community Choice Awards. Winners are selected by community members like you, and it's that time again! Cast a ballot for your favorite projects now and make your voice heard. The Community Choice ......

Posted On Thursday, June 28, 2007 9:18 AM

Ohloh - Open Source Project Statistics
While I'm on the topic of code metrics, I thought I would mention another interesting set of statistics provided by the Ohloh web site. This is a site that we use on Subtext to monitor the project and the statistics are integrated with our CruiseControl.NET dashboard as well. Ohloh collects software metrics from a variety of sources including the project's source code and the software development infrastructure used by the project's development team. Ohloh was founded in 2004 as a way to provide ......

Posted On Sunday, May 20, 2007 1:13 PM

Subtext 1.9.5 officially named "Artificial Horizon"
As I mentioned earlier, Subtext 1.9.5 was officially released yesterday without mention of a codename. The missing codename was an oversight, as it is officially named "Artificial Horizon". For those of you keeping track, all of the Subtext code names follow a nautical theme, usually one that sounds cool and has some relation to the features in that release. The current list of releases is: 1.0 - Nautilus 1.5 - Nautilus R & R 1.9 - Daedelus 1.9.2 - Shields Up 1.9.3 - Repair Job 1.9.4 - Windward ......

Posted On Saturday, May 12, 2007 2:06 PM

Subtext CruiseControl.NET dashboard facelift
The Subtext CruiseControl.NET dashboard has undergone a major facelift this weekend. It now has a new CNAME record, which allows access to it from: http://build.subtextproject... This change is the beginning of an effort to enhance the documentation for the project and make it easier for users to find everything. To go along with the new address, the dashboard itself received a huge overhaul as well. It now sports a nice, clean feel that matches the main Subtext project site. There are still ......

Posted On Sunday, March 4, 2007 11:08 AM

Subtext 1.9.5 Released
Subtext 1.9.5 has been released to the public. This is primarily a bug-fix release but does include some new features. Oddly enough, this is the first release to go out the door without a codename. Installing on a clean machine or upgrading an earlier 1.9 release are both relatively easy. If there are any ideas to make upgrading easier, we'd love to hear them. This is scheduled to be the last release in the 1.9 branch, unless there are high priority bugs found that need to be fixed. What this means ......

Posted On Saturday, May 12, 2007 10:48 AM

Windows Live Writer and Subtext
Jeff has updated his original post about configuring Windows Live Writer for .Text so that it shows how to configure WLW for use with Subtext. The nice thing is that this is very simple and really just involves running through the wizard and selecting "Another weblog service" as the blog type. Don't forget to check out Jeff's post on configuring pings in Windows Live Writer ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 18, 2007 3:15 PM

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