Monday, 16 March 2009 11:38 PMBlog templates are not downloading in the released build.
I note that on XP I get a Blog Templates folder in appdate roaming. However, on Vista this folder is not created, which leads me to suspect that either:
- writer has failed to download the templates--but this is unlikely as the sequence of dialogs indicates it has successfully accessed and downloaded the templates
- writer has failed to write the template into its magic location
This works on XP and fails on Vista. This is very bad as it WAS a good feature. Many people appear to be complaining about this. Any idea of a fix?
Also, the new installer is really gimmicky and BAD. I don't want photo gallery or a toolbar or anything to do with Hotmail. I don't want lots of sign up ads. Writer used to be the anti-MS MS product with no gimmicky throat jamming of other MS products. But, now that cleanliness is gone--so you will lose lots of folks who had been pleasantly suprised by a degree of unprecedented openness and lack of JAM.
This pretty much ends Live Writer for me.
Monday, 16 March 2009 11:57 PMWell if you want some help with the blog template thing, post a link to your blog and email me your Windows Live Writer log file. You can find the log file by doing Help | About | Show Log File inside of WLW. My email address is email@example.com
No comment on the installer. :(
-Brandon Turner [MSFT]
Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:34 AMTx for fast reply.
I am emailing the log file in moments.