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DasBlog 1.9.7 Release - Final ASP.NET 1.1 Version

June 26, 2007 Comment on this post [22] Posted in ASP.NET | DasBlog
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Omar pulled the trigger and we released DasBlog 1.9.7. Download it.

A few points to note about this release.

  • This is the final release on an ASP.NET 1.1 codebase. No bugs will be fixed unless this release kills a kitten.
    • NOTE: To be clear, even though this is compiled under ASP.NET 1.1, it runs GREAT under .NET 2.0 as is. Just follow the comments in the web.config to change a few settings.
  • The next release will literally be in a week or so, will will be called DasBlog 2.0 and will be compiled under .NET 2.0 and have changes to support Medium Trust environments.
    • This will allow folks downloading the source to compile DasBlog happily with VS 2005 or Orcas, or just MSBuild.
  • We'll announce a one year roadmap with our plan to move towards .NET 3.5 as well as a new release every 60 days.
  • We will very likely move to a location that is not SourceForge.
  • We'll have a visual refresh of the main project page as well as some consolidation, but for now:

UPDATE: Alexander Groß has the definitive guide on How To Secure Your dasBlog Installation.

In this release we've fixed some and added some:

  • Fixed a metric buttload of bugs
  • Taken in more patches from the public than any other release (Thanks public!)
  • Category and Home Page Paging Macros
  • LiveComment Preview (thanks SubText!)
  • Emailed Daily Activity Reports
  • Windows Live Writer Custom Integration
  • Support for Akismet Comment Spam Support
    • Go get a WordPress account, without a blog, and use the API key they'll send you.
  • Optionally show comments on the Permalink Page
  • Even more performance gains (4x+) in the Macro engine
  • New Internationalized Languages, including Swedish (Thanks Per Salmi!)
    • This brings our total supported language count up to 15! Although we can ALWAYS use more, and we really need double-checkers and updaters to put in localized strings for some of the new features!
  • Support for Blogging directly from Word 2007
  • Many fixes in our Blogger API and MetaWebLog API support
  • Better detection of referrals from Search Engines
  • CSS fixes and additions like highlighting of the Blog Author's comments
    • Make the comment email address match the email address in sitesecurity.config for this feature.
  • DHTML Timeline of Posts from the MIT Simile project
  • Support for SMTP Servers like Gmail for notifications
  • New themes
  • Support for THREE Rich Editors - FreeTextBox, FCKEditor and TinyMCE (in DasBlog Contrib, see the source)

Thanks to the DasBlog team and the active folks on the Developer List (in no particular order)....

Omar Shahine, Clemens Vasters, Tom Watts, Ken Hughes, Paul Van Brenk, John Forsythe, Nick Schweitzer, Kenneth Lefebvre, Ben Scheirman, Tim Sherrill, Alexander Gross, James Snape, Raymond Llewellyn, Tony Bunce, Josh Flanagan, Aaron Fischer, Anthony Bouch, Ayende Rahien, Ben Taylor, George V. Reilly, Greg Hughes, Mike Schinkel, Marc Mercuri, Rajiv Popat, Tim Sherrill

...and the many patch contributors!

When selecting a Blog based on ASP.NET, I encourage you to check out DasBlog but also these other .NET based blog engines:


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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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June 26, 2007 10:15
Good contribution to the .NET open source community

Why do you say Community Server is not open source? I downloaded the sdk two weeks ago. Although I haven't used it yet but I see the zip file has 1530 .cs files.
June 26, 2007 10:28
Fantastic news, thank you for the update! I can't wait until dasBlog is compiled in the .NET 2.0 framework - it's been years since I've had a version of Visual Studio 2003 installed anywhere! :-)
June 26, 2007 10:36
Considered Google Code hosting as a replacement for SourceForge?
June 26, 2007 13:46
Releasing every 60 days and moving to .NET 3.5 sounds great...

Keep up the good work!
June 26, 2007 17:00
Just to clear things: is the 2.0 version will include all the 1.9.7 features but will differ on the platform and bug fixes?
June 26, 2007 17:31
@Abdu: Being open source is not just about being able to download the source code, it's also about how the code is licensed. The best way to ensure your project really is open source is to license it under one of the OSI approved license.
June 26, 2007 19:38
@Nadav yes... 2.0 version will be the same as the 1.97 release except we'll get it to cleanly compile and support medium trust
June 26, 2007 20:25
Steven.. usually when someone says open source, it means you have access to the source code. However, whether you can make changes and use them is a different story. All those open source licenses out there is making the open source concept more confusing. It's not clear from CS's site if you can use your own modifications, not distributing or selling them.
June 26, 2007 20:36
@nexusprime - Ya, we're looking at Google Code as well as CodePlex now that they have Subversion client support.
June 27, 2007 0:06
@Omar - Thanks for your response, and of course a big thank you for you and all the others for DasBlog!
June 27, 2007 2:30
Scott, I am really glad to hear that you will be on .net 2.0.

Can't wait!
June 27, 2007 16:17
Been using SubText for some time now and seems to work well. One of the best parts is that it is a BSD license! It can also easily pull in old .Text blogs which was handy when I moved mine.
June 27, 2007 19:49
What about dasText? When is that going to happen, Scott? ;-)
June 28, 2007 4:17
Thanx for the release and your feedback... ;-)
June 30, 2007 13:55
Thanks you very much :)
July 01, 2007 1:14
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July 08, 2007 5:43
While I love dasBlog, I'd love for ya'll to resolve the fact that it's not XHTML compliant:

What's up with that?
July 11, 2007 8:30
Hi Scott,

Will there be a migration path for upgrading to dasBlog 2.0 from version 1.8.x? Thanks. Keep up the good work. :)
July 11, 2007 22:00
Thx a lot,
Is there any guildlines to upgrade from the 1.9.6264 to the 1.9.7?
Thx a lot,
July 12, 2007 16:41

this is a good news for those who wants to run the das blog with medium trust + .net 2.0
July 12, 2007 17:57
Any news on the 2.0 release? By my count it's running a few days late.

August 06, 2007 11:53
Any word on the 2.0 version?

It has been a couple weeks, I'm just getting anxious to use it.

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