Microsoft Making Windows Live Writer Blogging Tool Open Source
In the upcoming months, Microsoft plans on making Windows Live Writer tool open source. Scott Hanselman, Microsoft’s spokesperson, said earlier that the writer tool might be released as an open source; however he conformed via Twitter that will in fact be happening.
The Windows Live Writer app was included in the pack of Live Essentials once. Several Microsoft apps were included in the package including SkyDrive and Live Messenger. It is a handy way of directly posting your words on several blogging sites in the word processor style.
It is not updated regularly; the last update we ever saw for the device was back in 2012. Microsoft has not updated it since. Although there are users you are loyal and used the app religiously. Last month the live posts to Google’s Blogger platform stopped and it was then that it became vocal.
It is probably because Blogger changed something, perhaps the change in the online services. The issue was then resolved however leaving the users thinking that this might happen again. Such issues occur mostly when using online services and when these services change. Let’s say removal of API versions or apprehensive authentication, the software is likely to bend.
No specific timeline as to when this might be happening has been released. Hanselman said earlier, when this was not confirmed but a rumor that these kinds of things usually take months.
One thing is for sure, whenever this happens, users would love to have it. According to ArsTechnia, there is a fair chance that this might not happen. I guess we would have to wait and see it for ourselves.