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Open Live Writer Version 0.6.2 Is Now Available

We’re happy to announce a new release of Open Live Writer. We hope you enjoy the new features as much as we enjoyed working on them. Read on to learn more about what issues have been fixed and what features have been added.

The next time you start Open Live Writer and are connected to the internet, it should get updated automatically. But if you can’t wait to try out the goodness, download the updated setup here.

Release Notes

This is primarily a maintenance release to handle issues with publishing images due to Google Blogger. They’d made some changes to how images are uploaded to Google Photos that prevent Open Live Writer from automatically configuring photo publishing. We’ve added some extra steps to try to configure it, and if we can’t set it up for you automatically we link to a help page that shows you how to set it up.

We also added in a few smaller bug fixes and improvements listed below, mostly submitted by the community. Thanks!!!

We added a few features for better High DPI monitor support.

As part of this release, we put a lot of work into making it easier for us to publish new releases. We’ve automated our build and sign process, so each code check-in will build a new installer for us. There’s still some work to do on the Windows Store release process, but we’ve got a good start on that as well. Well this doesn’t immediately translate to any new feature in this release today, it will help you get more frequent updates with both bug fixes and new features going forward.

Special thanks to our contributors for this release: @ScottIsAFool @vhanla @hashhar @zivkan @paulcbetts @onovotny @kathweaver @gruenwaldt @flcdrg @nimesh-madhavan @lextm

Bug fixes

#562 Error: Can’t Publish Files- The remote server returned an error: (501) Not Implemented

This is the master issue for the Google Blogger image publishing problem. Other issues associated with this problem include #608, #600, and #564

#437 Blogger dynamic templates #438 Fixed WordCounter regex to support Hebrew/Arabic #521 Support atompub service link with relative url #487 Adding new intillesense db file to gitignore. Minor annoyance

Improvements

#589 Several NuGet packages should be updated

Features

#450 Fix scaling of categories dropdown and options dialog #585 Implement per-monitor DPI Support #180 Add support to CSS3 templates

Note: Our previous code signing certificate has expired, so this release is signed by a new code signing certificate. Because of this, you may receive warnings from Windows Defender SmartScreen when you run the installer, indicating that the program is not commonly downloaded and may be unsafe. For more information, see this help page.

Open Live Writer Version 0.6 Is Now Available

After about two months since the initial public release the team and community have managed to add features, fix issues and fulfill the demand for some of the more requested features like spell checking (it will only work on Windows 8 and later though) and support for Blogger categories. We hope you enjoy the new features as much as we enjoyed working on them. Read on to learn more about what issues have been fixed and what features have been added.

The next time you start Open Live Writer and are connected to the internet, it should get updated automatically. But if you can’t wait to try out the goodness, download the updated setup here.

Release Notes

For spell checking to work you’ll need to have Windows 8 or newer installed (Windows 7 does not have spell checking support) and you’ll need to install your preferred input language in Windows 8 and 8.1 or Windows 10 to enable spell checking in that language. Only one language can be spell checked in Open Live Writer at a time, but you can change the language at any time by going to File > Options > Spelling and choosing a new dictionary language.

Google Blogger categories will automatically populate for easy tagging of your blog posts. In addition to categories, there are several other Google Blogger bug fixes in this release. The most notable issues were time zone differences causing scheduled posts to be scheduled at the incorrect time, failing to open drafts that were posted to Blogger, and failing to download and open posts from Blogger that are older than your most recent 500 posts.

Bug fixes

#190 - Saving doesn’t mark categories as saved
#103 - Errors when using invalid url to insert an image
#323 - ArgumentNullException when getting recent posts on empty blog
#301 - Can’t retrieve drafts from Google Blogger
#247 - Can’t Edit Old Blogger Posts (>500)
#224 - Google Blogger scheduled post is scheduled at the wrong time

Improvements

#239 - Fix issue with spaces in username
#281 - Test Plans

Features

#130 - Add spell check feature back in OLW
#234 - Support Blogger categories


Special thanks to our contributors for this release:

willduff avatar @willduff

ScottIsAFool avatar @ScottIsAFool

martinwoodward avatar @martinwoodward

timheuer avatar @timheuer

hmemcpy avatar @hmemcpy

bbowyersmyth avatar @bbowyersmyth

kathweaver avatar @kathweaver

jannavarro avatar @jannavarro

hashhar avatar @hashhar

jmbucknall avatar @jmbucknall

demortes avatar @demortes

Blogger V3 API Support

This release provides the initial version of Blogger support using their latest API to unblock users of Blogger.

To force an update, visit http://openlivewriter.org then download and run the installer. Otherwise if you start Open Live Writer and wait a minute or so, next time you restart Live Writer you should be running the latest version (go to Help, About Open Live Writer to see what version you are on)

Initial public release

First open source release of Open Live Writer!

Installation

Install from http://www.OpenLiveWriter.org

You can install the latest version of Open Live Writer alongside an older version of Windows Live Writer.

Details

For a list of known issues see GitHub or take a look at the roadmap to see what the current plans are.

For the latest news and updates about Open Live Writer, you can follow us on Twitter (@OpenLiveWriter), by keeping an eye on the website http://www.OpenLiveWriter.org or by watching this repo and subscribing to notifications.