UserLand (t) Product News: Frontier and Manila: New Enclosure macros and updates to Manila RPC and MetaWeblogAPI. This is the other shoe whose dropping I anticipated last week when UserLand rolled out a new enclosure support feature. By extending the support for the new feature into the API and into user interface macros, Manila (t) now gives users an unprecedented level of flexibility for managing the creation and display of content (such as podcasts (t)) that contain enclosures. Bravo.
A second, very big, bravo, is due for the long-anticipated full support of the MetaWeblogAPI (t) for creating new binary objects such as pictures or audio files, using the standard MetaWeblogAPI.newMediaObject. By adding support for this cross-vendor standard way to upload non-text content, Manila bloggers can take advantage of tools like MarsEdit (t) to manage image uploads. (Note that this announcement is the one that Brent Simmons calls out on the Ranchero blog.)
Now, if my kind host will update our Manila installation so that I can work with these new bits, I’ll be a very happy camper.