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Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
:+1:
Thomas Lee
@doctordns
not sure I have the technical chops to do much in the way of adding code. ;-)
Sven Van den brande
@SvenVandenbrande
@gep13 I think it's all old technology. And also some difficult stuff I think.... No?
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
@SvenVandenbrande in all honesty, I am not sure, I am not familiar with the code base. The point that I was trying to make was that I would be hesitant to jump to another technology, given that there is an existing, working, application that has a number of bugs and feature requests associated with it. There is nothing to say that anything will be any easier on a different technology stack.
Sven Van den brande
@SvenVandenbrande
@gep13 That's also true. But It would improve the user base also. :)
Sven Van den brande
@SvenVandenbrande
@onovotny I followed you on twitter. So we can exchange some contact info .... :)
Sven Van den brande
@SvenVandenbrande
And it's dead again I think. Anybody who wants to talk with me about a new project? cc: @gep13 @doctordns @onovotny
Prince Singh
@CFIAcademy
hello everyone, I am new here, and the 100th person in this room :-)
Oren Novotny
@onovotny
my email is first at last dot org.
Gareth Bradley
@garfbradaz
Hello :) Is anyone looking at the OpenLiveWriter.github.io issues? https://github.com/OpenLiveWriter/OpenLiveWriter.Github.io
Pradeep Kandel
@PradeepKandel
Hi
Can someone please help me on how to left intend in the title post bar in Open live writer?
Paperino
@aovestdipaperino
Hello, is this project still alive?
I am trying to build the installer but it's missing from the nuget package (?)
Paperino
@aovestdipaperino
(apparently you have to add squirrel's path to the PATH environment variable, which is not documented anywhere...)
Martin Brown
@martingbrown
I've been trying this as well. And I didn't have to do that. The post build project runs a batch script that has all the paths in it. It puts the installer into the releases folder. I have changed the build to work with Visual Studio 2017 though. I also had to change the version.txt file to have a higher version number otherwise squirrel fails with a file not found exception.
nikhilcartoon
@nikhilcartoon
Hello respected community,
Jim Galasyn
@JimGalasyn
Hey all, just letting you know that Open Live Writer is broken, because Google has deprecated the Picasa API. There's dismay among the Blogger community -- any chance we can get this updating with the new Google Photos Library API?
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
As @JimGalasyn mentions, here is the GitHub issue that people can follow if interested: OpenLiveWriter/OpenLiveWriter#787
Jim Galasyn
@JimGalasyn
@gep13 The discussion has moved to here: OpenLiveWriter/OpenLiveWriter#786
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Yip, spotted that other issue as well. There is also some discussion about it on Twitter as well.
Jim Galasyn
@JimGalasyn
@gep13 I have a PR up that fixes this temporarily: OpenLiveWriter/OpenLiveWriter#789
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
@JimGalasyn that is great news!
I have noticed something else that won't work during the publish, and I am trying to get the build to run on my machine, but I am running into this error:
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Did you run into something similar?
If so, how did you get around it?
Jim Galasyn
@JimGalasyn
@gep13 , interesting, I didn't see that because I built and ran from inside VS2019. I'll check it out...
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
@JimGalasyn that would be great, thank you! The creation of the installer package, and the Chocolatey package is done outside of Visual Studio, I think, and I would like to test the change that I make to ensure that it works as expected
Jim Galasyn
@JimGalasyn
@gep13 , hmm, I have MSBuild installed, but this puppy wants the VS2015 version of the build tools, so I'm a bit stuck.
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Can you confirm you have the latest source code downloaded?
Does it correctly find/use the VSSetup PowerShell cmdlet ?
Jim Galasyn
@JimGalasyn
It tells me "In order to run this tool you need either Visual Studio 2015 or Microsoft Build Tools 2015 tools installed" and sends me to a defunct link -- why they no use redirect? :D VS generally does side-by-side installations well, but still I'd rather not install VS2015 stuff with my VS2019 bits.
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
@JimGalasyn hmmm, sounds like you are getting further through the build process than I am. Hopefully @jongalloway might be able to shed some light on this.
Ludwig Keck
@LudwigKeck
Hello! I am new in this section so please excuse my stupid questions. Where can I find the basic objectives/features for Live Writer? I have used LW since its inception at Microsoft and much has changed since it was orphaned. The need to support mobile devices has made wysiwyg next to impossible. WordPress has gone off the deep end with "blocks" and the style trends have made sites "sights to behold". It seems that LW needs to support more than it currently does. What is being planned? Is there someone who supports the users and keeps the public up-to-date?
Martin Brown
@martingbrown
@gep13 Just saw your message about the Get-VS
@gep13 just saw your message about Get-VSSetupInstance. That should be installed by the previous line in the script Install-Module VSSetup -Scope CurrentUser. It comes from hereblogs.msdn.microsoft.com/heaths/2017/01/25/visual-studio-setup-powershell-module
Martin Brown
@martingbrown
It should only require VS 2017.
dnershi
@dnershi
Hello all. I'm an OLW user. I'm checking in to see if anyone is working on a fix for Issue 786. This issue is unresolved and represents a major issue for all OLW users. Any assistance here would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
Martin Brown
@martingbrown
@dnershi A temporary fix is being tested. The announcement is here https://mobile.twitter.com/OpenLiveWriter/status/1086812908292517888?s=09
I've no idea how successful it is.
dnershi
@dnershi
Thanks, Martin. It says it was open for test on 1/19, but apparently hasn't been deployed. I followed the link in the announcement, but I don't know what is to be done with the list of files.
dnershi
@dnershi
Hello - OLW is not functioning properly again. Posts can't be published with images resulting in a message: The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request. This may have to do with Google Photos Library API authorization (I'm not a tech person). This is playing out as issue 786 in Github. Thanks to anyone who can address it.
dnershi
@dnershi
@martingbrown Hi Martin - OLW is broken again. Do you know if any fix is being worked on? Same issue - publishing with photos.
Nick Vella
@nvella
Hi all, I'm going to try my best on #786/Google Photos support. Has any work or planning been commenced so far?
Nick Vella
@nvella
Google seemingly has no supported .NET API client for Google Photos. I'll see if I can implement a minimal one for the project
Nick Vella
@nvella
Using https://github.com/google/apis-client-generator to generate a C# Google Photos API client. The generated code is Apache licensed, I've inserted it as a new project inside the solution. Not sure if there'd be a more appropriate place to put it.
Nick Vella
@nvella
Attempting a 1:1 conversion of the Picasa album process to Google Photos. Should be able to use the existing 'Open Live Writer' album
Nick Vella
@nvella
Uploading and adding to the OLW album now working, now working on embedding and some other errors that have arisen