Check the results. This makes me very glad, as did the hours on the IRC, trying code, patching code, peering at logfiles, laughing at each other... making it work. This is how the Net gets better. Like I said last time, Windows Live Writer is da bomb, other people who are in the blogging-client biz better watch out.
I can’t tell you how pleased I am that software as diverse as the .NET-based WLW, Alex Milowski’s Atomic Firefox plug in, and the Snell/IBM heavy-java Apache Abdera client all managed clean trouble-free interop with mod_atom. Really, I have a happy glow in my belly. Here’s a screenshot of NetNewsWire reading the feed from mod_atom showing a post, with picture even, planted by WLW. There are other posts there from Atomic, wildly different clients, same server, nestling side by side, no custom code required. Get it?
Plus, the Ape got a major workout. If the work it’s done up through today is all the use it ever gets, it’ll still have been worth it.
Plus, Google hired Joe Gregorio, the world’s leading APP implementor/evangelist. My hope is that he’ll get them to ship OSS code for their funky proprietary (albeit RFC2617-compliant) authent protocol; then maybe they’ll be able to back up the claim that GData is really APP.