The power of open standards: Windows Live Writer worked first time when tested against PeopleAggregator
It's nice when things Just Work. I tested the new Windows Live Writer blogging client against PeopleAggregator this morning, and was pleasantly surprised that it worked perfectly on the first go. When I spelt my password wrong, the error didn't come through correctly (because I haven't got the PeopleAggregator's API code generating proper XML-RPC errors yet) but if you give it proper login credentials, everything works really well.
Here's a series of screenshots from a second run against our public install on peopleaggregator.net.
WLW then runs a series of tests against PA to figure out what Blogger and metaWeblog API methods it supports:
... then downloads some bits and pieces:
... then downloads about 100 files from peopleaggregator.net (I'm not quite sure what the point of this is!):
There's a confirmation page:
And finally you can post!