Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ehanced freedom through GitHub

I finally feel like Git is available enough to move the main Soashable repo to it. GitHub provides excellent service and has become very easy for n00bs to use--hell, I figured it out :)

I don't feel like spewing off all the Git rhetoric, but it surely does make the healthy action of forking a million times more accessible and I hope to see Soashable and xmpp4js get contributions through forks.

Here are the links:

http://github.com/harlanji/soashable
http://github.com/harlanji/xmpp4js

Best wishes,

Harlan

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Scaling Back

I will be scaling back the network for Soashable to one small VPS. Development has basically halted as I've achieved most of what I wanted to accomplish with the service, and I only expect it to slow more during the new school year.

As an alternative, you may set up your own installation or use an alternative messenger such as meebo.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bugs

Okay, I fixed an apparently log standing, killer bug that was present in IE6 and some new ones that popped up in all IE versions recently. Please do not hesitate to report these things. While I know I should have a quality assurance process in place, this is an Open Source project and I struggle to stay on top of everything as it is; after all, contribution is what Open Source is about.

I know many of you are not technical and have no idea what Open Source is or means; it means that anyone can contribute, be it through code or bug reports. In Soashable's case, it also means that there is no money funding the project what-so-ever. I pay for the hosting with my own money and do all the work in my spare time without being paid.

All I ask is that you help me out when things are broken. I've added a live support button that you can use to reach me at any time.