- Support for non-English-language blogs. Azure now uses the UTF-8 character encoding, allowing posts containing 16-bit (double-byte) Unicode characters to be published. For this feature to work properly, your blog must be served using the UTF-8 encoding. Existing blogs published using in US-ASCII or ISO-8859-1 should not be affected. See this handy blog post for information on converting Movable Type to use UTF-8.
- Fixed some problems when adding blogs to Azure. If you have a Nokia Nokia 6xxx phone, this should make your life a lot easier.
- Removing some unused code made the download about 15% smaller.
- Made the user interface more streamlined. Create a new post by just choosing the blog from the list. Recent posts can be accessed by a new menu item.
- Authoring draft posts is now possible. Draft posts are saved locally rather than saved to the server. Once saved, a draft may be re-edited or published to a blog. The user manual describes working with drafts in more detail.
- Offline post creation/editing. New posts can be created without having to be connected to the Internet. Drafts can also be edited when offline.
- Added some code to help me catch a bug on some Nokia phones. If you have a Nokia and are unable to edit posts, please try this version and report the error message you get to me.
- The number of recent posts Azure will display is now configurable.
- Improved user documentation.
- Minor fixes and improvements.
- Added initial support for using multiple blog servers. For now, you can't post to two different blogs with the same name.
- Can now set the time zone so that post time-stamps are accurate.
- The maximum post body size is also adjustable, this sets the maximum size for the main and extended bodies and the excerpt. If you are getting crashes when editing these parts of the post, adjust the maximum size down a bit.
- The default maximum post body size has been adjusted down to a more reasonable 4096 characters (from 10240).
- Memory usage should be down a little in general, hopefully Azure will work better in tighter spaces.
- Slightly more useful network error messages.
- Submitting a post to the server is now done from the
Edit Postscreen rather than the
Edit Bodyscreen. To submit the post after editing the post body, go back, then select the
- Added commands to insert commonly used HTML tags into the post body. This makes posting from limited devices a lot easier. The list of insertable tags will be customizable in the future.
- Added support for editing a post's extended body and excerpt.
- Worked-around line-break to paragraph conversion problem on P800.
- Now displays a progress meter when accessing the network.
- Refreshes the recent post list after creating a new post.
- Warns when going back if you will lose any unsaved changes to a post.
- Slightly better error reporting.
The first public release of Azure, it can log in, create and edit posts.
Below is a list of all the problems I know about. I'll try to fix these whenever/wherever possible. If you discover a bug or problem that is not listed here, please email me with the details. Thanks!
- Re-submitting a post clobbers the old publication date. Azure seems to be updating the published date every time to submit a post to the server.
- Drafts are always created. If you modify a new post or edit a recent post post, then go back without submitting it to the server, a new draft is always created. There is currently no way to just discard your changes.
- You cannot use two blogs with the same name.
- The time zone preference screen does not reflect the currently selected time zone, instead the first time zone is always selected.
- Confusing menu options on some phones. Please let me know if this is a problem for you.
- Character set/encoding support. Azure "only" supports 16-bit (double-byte) Unicode/UCS characters, using the UTF-8 encoding. Actual support may vary depending on the device Azure is installed on.
- MT always publishes posts. By default, latter versions of Movable Type will always publish a post, regardless of whether you ask it to or not. To disable this, add
NoPublishMeansDraft 1to your MT configuration file (
- Cannot cancel network operations. You need to wait for a network operation to either complete, time out or otherwise fail before you can do anything else.
- Crappy graphics. The icon and logo looks terrible on my P800. I think it is because of the phone's poor PNG support. Sigh.