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… welcome! I just found out that Evgeny Morozov mentioned MAICgregator in his keynote . I unfortunately have not been able to watch it, so I don’t know the context of the mention, but it seems to have been salutatory.

Anyway, I wanted to let those who might be downloading the extension know that many of the features likely don’t work anymore. This project was released in 2009 (!), over four years ago now, which is of course an eternity in web development time. I have updated the extension off-and-on since then, but haven’t released a new version since late 2011. Why? Most of MAICgregator works via screen-scraping or the use of brittle APIs. Keeping the extension updated for all of these changes would be a nearly full-time job. If you’re interested in helping out, I encourage you to fork the github repositories for the extension and the back-end server code and send me pull requests. If you’re interested in seeing how things worked when the extension was fully-functioning, see the screenshots .

Thanks again to Morozov for mentioning MAICgregator. If anyone has questions feel free to e-mail me at info —at— maicgregator —-dot—- org.

Posted on 2013-04-21 18:23:53

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