Bloglines Toolkit 1.5.1

About a week ago, I pushed a new version of the Bloglines Toolkit to the site. This version, 1.5.1, does not change anything function-wise, but it does unify the toolkit into a single package containing multiple localizations. Okay, multiple might be a bit much. It has the English version and the Portuguese version. But it’s a single package that should handle both languages. If you are running version 1.5.0, and check for updates, you may have already received this version. If you haven’t, you may or may not want to upgrade to it. Except for the new packaging, there really isn’t a reason to do so.

The really cool thing that this does is that it opens the way for more localizations. If you hadn’t noticed, Mark recently announced multiple language support for Bloglines (and this is really multiple language support, with more than two!). Now, it should be pretty easy for someone to create even more translations for the toolkit, so that not only your Bloglines interface is in your local language, but the toolkit will be as well. Anyone who is interested in localizing the toolkit for a language, let me know and I’ll get you started on the process.

14 Replies to “Bloglines Toolkit 1.5.1”

  1. Hi there

    Really like your tool(kit). But here are some feature-requests:

    right-clicking on the big blue B shouldn’t give me the options for the toll, but the context-menu I get when I right click somewhere on the site and choose Bloglines Toolkit. So it just needs 2 clicks and no big mouse-moving to subscribe to a site.

    Mhm – ok just one request, but though it should be easier to implement 🙂


  2. Firefox is telling me there’s an update for the extension (1.5.4), but when it tries to upgrade it, there’s an error that its not a valid install package. Help?

  3. Hi David –

    The Toolkit does absolutely zero processing of that number, and it’s simply something returned by Bloglines. If you’d like to check it out for yourself, try connecting to this web address in your browser:<your email>

    You should see something like this:


    The number between the pipes is the number of unread items, according to the Bloglines web service that processes the request.

    The only thing done by the toolkit is to extract that number. No processing, no finagling, nothing. Just “find the number and display it”. If you have a number there when you feel that you shouldn’t, you ought to contact Bloglines.

    If instead you have started reading your blogs, and in the process have read everything, but the Toolkit still shows the number of unread items, you need to refresh the count. You can also disable the refresh for a particular period after clicking to display your blogs. Otherwise, just wait for it to refresh.

  4. Hi there,

    The BT 1.5.1 does not shows the correct numbers of blogs unread, even there is no unread blogs, the BT still shows sometimes 33, sometimes 34 unread items. Pretty annoying.



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