Bilbo 1.0 “Greenway” released!

Friday, September 4th, 2009

We are proud to announce that Bilbo Blogger reaches its first stable 1.0 version, a.k.a “Greenway“.

The Greenway road
The Greenway

What’s new in version 1.0?

There is just one new feature in this release, A cache system for links used by user, for later use. Other changes are some fixes and improvements from previous Beta release. Some of them are:

  • Fix a bug in setting timestamps on post creation, for WordPress and Movabletype APIs. (bug #407192)
  • Fix the Blogger1 API problem on fetching posts in some non-Latin languages.
  • Better error messages on Add new blog dialog.
  • Paragraph spacing in visual editor missing by default, FIXED. (bug #387578)
  • Made compatible with Windows XP, and make a package for it.
  • Remove local post deletes unconditionally, FIXED (bug #405142)
  • Fix a bug on Toolbox show/hide functionality.
  • Add an option to bilbo configuration page to enable/disable spell checking by default.

Thanks to whoever tested it, and reported bugs.

Bilbo On Windows

We have good news for Windows users now! The Windows executable file is available here, and we placed an article about installing it in Bilbo wiki. You can get the source code and binary packages from download page, as well as before.

Download Bilbo

You can get the source package from here, and install it in 3 easy steps. Or you can wait for maintainers to build packages.

Need help?

You can find some useful information in Bilbo wiki, and there is a forum here to ask your questions from other users. Also you can report bugs to https://bugs.launchpad.net/bilbo and help us too!

Contribute in Bilbo development

There are many ways to contribute, such as:

  • Package Bilbo for your favorite OS.
  • Translate Bilbo into your language.
  • Report bugs.
  • Make a donation.
  1. #1 by Livio - September 6th, 2009 at 19:32

    When packagers fix the spec file, packages for openSUSE will be available in KDE:Community repo (1click: http://software.opensuse.org/ymp/KDE:Community/openSUSE_11.1/bilbo.ymp).

    ‘Till then, packages built upon the fixed spec file are available (yet building) in home:liviopl (1click: http://software.opensuse.org/ymp/home:liviopl/openSUSE_11.1/bilbo.ymp).

  2. #2 by mehrdad - September 6th, 2009 at 19:54

    Very good

  3. #3 by John MacPhail - September 9th, 2009 at 19:35

    Perhaps my blog entry at http://johnmacphail.com/2009/09/bilbo-on-debian-lenny/ may help encourage somebody to do the Debian packaging… be that as it may, my first impressions of Bilbo are very favourable.

  4. #4 by Behnam - September 12th, 2009 at 20:28

    Just got it and I dare say it absolutely rocks. Gonna spread the word asap.
    Keep up the good work guys!

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