announced the other day that Blogger Beta is now "feature complete" with FTP support, and that classic Blogger users notably FTP users should be able to move over to Beta soon.
But what about the migration of classic Blogger users who don't use FTP but haven't been given the option to migrate for other reasons, e.g. team blogs or (as in my case) large blogs? I don't know... it would make sense that all existing users will be able to move soon, not just FTP users, but does anyone know?
Also, it's good that we now have labels, comment feeds, privacy restrictions etc (and as my pal Kirk has noticed, label feeds), but does the "feature complete" announcement mean Google are now not going to introduce any further features for a while? For example, are they sticking with backlinks and not introducing any trackback facility? What about proper management of uploaded images?
It's interesting to take a look at Blogger's original list of features for users to vote for, on their Features and Suggestions page. It seems a bit out of date (e.g. the reference to custom domain name, which I guess means publishing using Blogger via FTP, which has of course been available for yonks).
Most of the items on that list, which presumably are organised in a "just click the blob" format because they're the most commonly requested, have certainly been addressed in Beta. But the ability to upload other files besides images hasn't been provided, nor excerpts, nor export/import to other blogging platforms. I wonder if the "feature complete"-ness statement means we won't be seeing those features any time soon?