Really Getting Close

Tonight I secured webpad a little more heavily, standardised some more of the operations across different sections and generally tidied things up. I also added ‘delete post’ functionality to the currently supported blog systems (blosxom,, TypePad and LiveJournal), and that’s looking pretty slick.

Part of add the delete functionality required me to write out the (very, very simple) plugin API for adding and removing tools to the toolbar. I may be a little biased (and not at all modest), but I think it’s pretty cool ๐Ÿ™‚ More about plugins later – but basically webpad 3.0 supports plugins through a “My Plugins” section, so hopefully people might even write some new features for it, allowing access to more external sources of text to edit!

So, I can hear you asking; what’s left? Well:

  1. MovableType Support (open, edit, create, delete)
  2. WordPress Support (ditto)
  3. Update a few interface niceties (like the ‘About webpad’ dialog)
  4. Write the new Help Manual, which is a lot different to the last version, and will be a lot bigger
  5. Update the webpad project page
  6. Fix a scrolling bug in Mozilla (fixed on PC, needs a tweak for Mac)
  7. Pretty up some of the error messages
  8. Thorough system testing before release
  9. Packaging up with some instructions on installation

Oh yeah, and of course, I’m doing the whole dog-food eating thing and as usual, this is posted with the very latest version of webpad (from FireFox), using a couple of the tools and bits and pieces and it’s all looking good.