Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Blogger Backup Released (and status change from Alpha to Beta)

Blogger Backup Released (and status change from Alpha to Beta)


I've just released and checked in the code for v of my Blogger Backup Utility.

This version was tested on my blog, backing up 2,340 posts and 294 post comments (each of the 294 files will contain all the comments for a given post. So that's not 294 comments, but that 294 posts had comments and those were backed up/saved to disk...)

I'm also upgrading its status from Alpha to Beta.

By Beta, I mean it works, I use it, others have used it, but there's still stuff to be done to it yet (like supporting other save formats). I considered calling this version RTM, but wanted a "it's still a beta" safety net, just in case... ;)


You can now backup "Only new posts since" date/time. Meaning you can now back up the new posts since your last backup, or posts posted between and a given date/time in the past

The date/time of the newest post backed up is now stored. Making the "Only new posts since" feature that much more useful.

Nuked Blogger 2.0 (Old Blogger) references/etc.

Release Notes:

  • Removed "Blogger 2.0 (Old Blogger)" as an option
    • Added "Only new posts since" feature
  • Using this to get the posts posted between now and the given date
  • Changed form/control layout
  • Added an initial "All Posts since last backup" type of feature
    • Now the newest/latest Post's date is saved when backing up.
    • The next time that blog is selected; the "Only new posts since" fields will be populated with that date/time.
  • Fixed a bug in the "Safe Name" function, where it wouldn't work after creating a "0001" named file.
    • So after saving a same-named post for the third time, the application would appear to freeze up.
    • Stupid location of a Dim was the cause (Note to Self, Dim/initialize an incrementing variable OUTSIDE the loop ... sigh...)
  • Added more reliable Comment saving.
    • Added retries and cleaned up the code a little to try to make comment saving more reliable.
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