This site is the legacy home of dasBlog, it is now depreciated. Please see us at CodePlex.
(Of course the documentation is still mostly here.....)
Our latest release is 2.3.1 (4-14-2012)
This is another small point release:
- .NET 3.5 support,
- Better support for IE8/9 layout in themes, (minor)
- Better support for XHTML
- Supports the latest version of FreeTextBox (also better XHTML)
- For developers, we now support VS 2010
- Bug fix for error on comments as Admin reviewer and a comment had no Author element
- Search Engine Optimization Patch added
- New simple category less thread view, index of all blog posts
- Google OpenID handling improvements
- Upgraded to DotNetOpenAuth v3.4.5
- We now officially support dasBlog on IIS 7 using integrated pipeline mode
VERSION 2.3 (March 16th 2009) Released
dasblog 2.3.9074.18820 This is our official 2.3 release.
This is a small point release:
New version of dotNetOpenId
Small bug fixes
Captcha now works more reliably
Better Time handling in timeline
New 32/64 bit version of the Basic DatePicker
Centralized handling of binary files to a BinaryDataService
Please note: You can now install dasBlog 2.3 and future versions via the Microsoft Web Platform Installer, see the link above, and for more detail about the installer see Scott Hanselman's link here: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/MicrosoftWebPlatformWebApplicationGalleryWebPlatformInstallerAndDasBlog.aspx
VERSION 2.2 (October 5th 2008) Released
We have quite a few new features along with a few new bug fixes.
Custom Macros: The number one issue resolved by this release is the 2.1 version inability to support legacy custom macros. This has been resolved!
Resolved Theme loading issue: (missing Mobile Theme crashed system for mobile browsers)
Added check to delete entry method: only admin or author is allowed to delete; (Window Live Writer (WLW) editing allowed contributor to delete admin posts.
Added OPENID identifier editbox to user edit page: And some cleanup of the sitesecurity classes: (extensive OPENID for comments support added)
web.config for use in IIS7 Integrated mode: (sample file for IIS7 hosting in default Integrated mode, document in release.
Fixed live comment preview bug: (The last allowed tag was not working correctly in the live preview)
Added support for themed 404 pages: (an optional feature if you control IIS).
Fixed IsDaylightSavingTime bug: which always returned false, resulting in comments always being off by one hour.
OPENID Improvements: Added configuration page options for OPENID comments and admin, and updated site.config file; (version upgrades should take updated site.config file change into consideration)
BLOG Stats Macro: Blog Stats macro bug resolved.
VERSION 2.1 (May 11th 2008)
The dasBlog development team is pleased to announce the release of dasBlog 2.1 today (5/11/2008), along with letting you know we are slowly but surely moving the dasBlog development effort from http://sourceforge.net/ to http://www.codeplex.com/ .
The dasBlog project presence on CodePlex is official; our Version 2.1 release is only available there. No public activity continues at Sourceforge. We will be moving the source control repository and other development support infrastructure to CodePlex as time permits. We will be shortly freezing http://www.dasblog.us/, and all future forum type support will be at CodePlex.
Please visit us at www.CodePlex.com/dasblog
About version 2.1
This version is predominately a bug fix release with a number of other small features and incremental improvements. Our 2.0 release was based on source revision 730 and 2.1 is based on source revision 813. So you see there has been tons of activity in the background.
Some of the bugs squashed are:
- Search result was displayed multiply times instead of once.
- Theme picklist displayed multiply times instead of once.
- Zip file creation of log files failed in certain cases
- Cross posting between multiply blogs failed in certain cases
- Better support for white space with the CSS PRE command for text formatting of sample source code etc.
Some of the new features are:
- GeoRSS support
- Several new user created macros for paging and theme layout improvements (currently only documented in the source); CommentsCount, IfCommentsRawText, IfItemRawText, IfViewPermalinkUrlRaw, IfParamRawText
- Macros; OnPagePreviousLink/OnPagePreviousLink (Renders links to the previous and next posts on the same page, only in list view)
- Macros; IfModified (prints localized text if entry was modified) - Modified, FormattedModified, FormattedModifiedBare (prints modified date/time if the entry was modified)
Version 2.0 of dasBlog is released, and dasBlog goes ASP.NET 2.0 (with medium trust). (August 14th 2007)
After a long period as a .NET 1.1 application with .NET 2.0 compatibility, dasBlog has finally migrated completely to ASP.NET 2.0. This means that we can take adavantage of the 2.0 platform and provide newer features!
"The goal of medium trust is for hosting providers to provide functional ASP.NET 2.0 hosting while also protecting against rogue or malicious applications. Unfortunately that protection comes at the cost of application flexibility. ...There are a few features that are limited in a medium trust environment: SMTP on alternative ports and Mail to Weblog via POP3...dasBlog will let you know that you don't have these privileges by displaying warnings on the configuration page.
There is some good news though, these limitations won't affect most users. Many hosting providers that run limited trust environments don't run in the default medium trust, but rather a "modified full trust". In that case you may already have all the permissions you need for all of the features to work."
What is dasBlog?
dasBlog is an ASP.NET blogging application. It runs on ASP.NET 2.0, (all versions 1.9x and prior run on ASP.NET 1.1 & ASP.NET 2.0) and is developed in C#. dasBlog is an evolution of the BlogX weblog engine initially written by Chris Anderson and contributors.
The initial conversion from Blogx was created by Clemens Vasters. dasBlog adds lots of additional features like Trackback, Pingback, Mail notifications, and over 50 other major modifications some unique only to dasBlog.
dasBlog does not require a database, so it is easier to get setup and cheaper to host. All that dasBlog requires is that you grant write access to a folder so that dasBlog can save your information.
dasBlog is under active development and is always seeking more contributors! If you feel that you can contribute to the project, we'd love to hear from you.