Sep 4th, 2007 by ryanlee
I’m happy to announce the release of the latest versions of Piggy Bank and Appalachian, now bundled together for your convenience. This latest revision of Piggy Bank begins a shift in architecture to separate out browser components from storage components by moving the ‘Publish’ action into the browser; see the wiki for details. It also introduces the ability to utilize Appalachian’s OpenID API for publishing, thus the bundle. Piggy Bank is still backwards compatible with the older method of publishing to a Semantic Bank using usernames and passwords.
The new bundle itself will not provide any updates; each add-on will get updates on its own. If you’ve never installed either, the bundle is the way to go. For the many of you who have Piggy Bank but not Appalachian, see the wiki for download and installation instructions. The new Piggy Bank will still function without Appalachian, but it will complain less once Appalachian is installed. The new Appalachian fixes a number of bugs; in particular, all of its network calls are now asynchronous to avoid locking up your browser while waiting for a response.
If you have either installed, Firefox should be informing you of an update. Otherwise, you can get the bundle here:
If you have any issues with installation or upgrading, please read over the Piggy Bank Troubleshooter (particularly the parts on upgrade issues) before letting us know through our mailing list or our issue tracker.
You may be asking what good a Piggy Bank with OpenID authenticated publishing really is without a corresponding OpenID-enabled Semantic Bank. Well, stay tuned…