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Throughout the life of the Podcast Suite, many of you have asked if you could make donations for the work I’ve put into it. Every time, I’ve redirected your kindness by suggesting a donation towards the Joomla project instead. I do this as the effort I put into the Suite is small when compared to the enormous effort put into Joomla itself. Without Joomla, the Podcast Suite would not exist.
However, if you have used the Podcast Suite and would still like to donate money, there is a current opportunity for you to make a tax-deductible donation that would help me greatly. At the last week of October, I will be flying with 12 other people from my church to Iloilo City, Philippines; we will be spending two weeks there to run a summer camp for street children. Each of us need to raise $2,300 for our trip expenses. You can read more about it in this (PDF) letter and make a donation here.
Any funds raised in excess of my $2,300 goal will go towards the goals of my other team members. Although I would be honored to receive money towards this goal from Suite users, do not feel any obligation to contribute towards this trip. I’m always thrilled to hear about the Suite being used. I want all Joomla users to be able to publish their own podcasts without knowing programming or RSS. When you publish a podcast with the Suite, you help me achieve that goal!
I released a stable copy of Podcast Suite 1.5 today, go get it. On the forums, we managed to find bugs regarding the MIME type being set in the HTTP headers. We also fixed a bug where languages other than English would not get their code in the RSS feed. A few other fixes and enhancements made it in. Thanks goes out to everyone who’s reported bugs on the forum and even offered solutions!
Podcast Suite 1.5 RC1 is now available for download here. A lot of validation issues are fixed, multiple feeds should be working, and a German translation of the UI is bundled. Thanks goes out to everyone using it and waiting for help on the forum! You’ve helped me catch a lot of issues, which has made the suite better software.
Attention Podcast Suite lovers:
Dan Li and I have been polishing the 1.5 version of the Podcast Suite. The UI is more or less complete and you can take a peek at the SVN copy. Are you interested in writing a user’s guide or an FAQ? Contact me or leave a comment below! If you know how to use the current Podcast Suite, documenting this one will be a snap.
A lot of people have been asking “when will there be a copy of Podcast Suite for Joomla! 1.5?” If you’re one of those people, I have some good news for you: we’re close to a beta! You can take a sneak peek at the code here. If you’re handy with SVN, you can also check out a copy and give it a spin. My hope is to get a beta out this month.
In January, my New Year’s resolution was to make more resolutions today: Chinese New Year. Solely because Chinese New Year is more than a month later.
So here goes:
- Go electronic/automatic with as much of my record keeping and business handling as possible. There are a lot of things I could be doing electronically but have still been doing on paper or through the mail. Also, I need to come up with a better system for handling recurring tasks and scheduling. If it comes down to it, I may end up with one of these or these. (sigh)
- Rewrite the Daily Message tutorials, Podcast Suite, iWebCal, and my book to catch up with Joomla! updates. The latter should come out first.
- Validate all of the markup on jlleblanc.com. Last year, I finally got on the whole semantic web bandwagon and haven’t fallen off yet. What was the catalyst for all of this? jQuery. When I saw how it was all CSS selector-based, DOM programming and the benefits of validated markup simultaneously made sense. The pursuit of validation is also helping me maintain Section 508 compliance at work.
- Blog more and worry less about writing essays. When I started blogging, I actually wanted to start a site where I would keep a repository of opinions on specific topics, refined over time. This doesn’t really seem to work as people are much more familiar with off-the-cuff blog posts.
- Launch a major web-based service. Oh, so you’d like to know what’s cooking at Chez LeBlanc? You’ll just have to wait and see