MarsEdit development notes
Here are some of the main things we’ve been hearing from people—and what the plan is. (There are tons of little things I’m not going to mention, so if your bug report isn’t mentioned below, it’s cool, we’re on it.)
Markdown, Textile, etc. preview support
Originally we planned to do this for 1.0.1, but that’s because I underestimated the demand. More people use these plugins than I thought, so we’re going to add support in 1.0.
Many people have reported a bug that sending trackbacks doesn’t appear to work. I’m not sure yet if this is all the time or just some of the time, or if it’s with some systems but not others.
But this is the highest priority bug to fix.
It’s darn hard to test, because we don’t want to litter the blogosphere with bogus testing trackbacks. (But, fear not, we’ll find a way.)
Customizable pings list
MarsEdit supports pinging blo.gs, technorati, and weblogs.com. Lots of people have asked for a customizable pings list. It’s important to enough people that we’ll add this to 1.0 also.
Supporting titles for Blogger requires that MarsEdit use the Atom editing API—which we’re not going to do in 1.0. But it’s an extremely high priority for after 1.0.