I’m very happy to announce the release 1.0 of the Emacs identica-mode microblogging client. Its been a while since the last release, and its been for a good reason! The main improvements are:
– HTTP backend rewrite
The backend that makes the HTTP connections has been completely rewritten to use url.el mode instead of the previous networking calls. This has made a big improvement on speed and reliability. Emacs no longer hangs for a while on crappy or slow connections.
– Free network service URL shortening
Support for the FNS URL shortening services Ur1.ca and TightURL have been added, with Ur1.ca as the default option. Previous services are also available through M-x customize-group identica-mode. Also added support for Google’s goo.gl url shortening service.
– Support for group and tag timelines
Now you can follow group and tag timelines, pressing C-c C-g for group timeline and C-c C-t for tag timeline. Also, pressing while the cursor is on a tag, username or group it will switch to that element’s timeline.
– Added support for unicode named tags and groups
Basically you’ll notice a speed and stability improvement overall.
I also want to welcome Jason F. McBrayer and Shyam Karanatt as regular contributors and members of the Emacs Identica-mode project at Savannah. Hope we can get more contributors to get this project further.
As always, if you have any ideas for features, patches or bug fixes, please add them to the identica-mode bug tracking list.
You can also help out if you’ve liked Emacs identica-mode and have some spare change. It would be great to support this project by making any kind of donation on the “tip jar” in appreciation of the hours invested on its development and improvement.