Now there's another way to create and edit posts for 1999.io -- using the 1999 app for the Mac. Here's how to do that.
If you have any questions or problems come up, please post a note on the 1999-server list.
Hope you like it! :-)
Thanks to the early testers on the 1999-server list. In the first release the app didn't support the clipboard. Cut, copy and paste didn't work. Turns out the reason is that there wasn't a system-level Edit menu, which is required for the clipboard to work.
The desktop app now has a version number. This is v0.40a.
The About command in the system-level menu now tells you about this app, not the Electron environment. (We mention Electron in our version of the box.)
Most important, all the extra windows and browser tabs that were created when you authenticate should now be gone. In fact, it's even better, the entire authentication process appears to take place entirely within the Electron app. In reality, three servers are involved, and one client. Amazing how much is going on in such a small space.
This is version 0.40b.
The only change in this version has to do with how the app opens URLs.
In the previous release, URLs pointing to external pages would open in the app itself. There was no way to get back. And this isn't right. Those pages should open in your default web browser. So I made that change.
But it's tricky, because the same code has to open URLs in the app itself when you're authenticating with Twitter. So there's an internal flag, and setting it is tricky, so there could be problems.
To test, log off and back on again. If it worked, we passed the first test. You might want to try this several times to be sure. It's the kind of thing that if it fails it will do it intermittently.
Then create a post with a link in it, say to scripting.com. Update the post, then click the link. DId it open in your browser, not the app? That's good.