URGENT!! New Facebook API

May 24, 2008 at 10:01 AM
Any body knows whether there will be a new update for FacebookToolkit?

Facebook will launch the new Facebook API soon. 

http://developers.facebook.com/news.php?blog=1&story=112


http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/New_Design_Integration_Guide
May 24, 2008 at 12:03 PM
Please vote on this bug http://www.codeplex.com/FacebookToolkit/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=10228
May 24, 2008 at 1:04 PM
Yes. This is not bug. this is UPDATE.

they should update the current toolkit
May 27, 2008 at 1:25 PM
a very good point.

problem is, I don't know how much developement is being done on the toolkit at the moment, there's not been any news in months so far as I've seen.
May 27, 2008 at 5:27 PM
So why the hell they are not updating us??!!!!
May 28, 2008 at 2:14 PM
Who are "they"... and why should they be?
May 28, 2008 at 3:02 PM
"They" means anyone is involved in updating the current library. Maybe you are one of them!!!
May 28, 2008 at 9:02 PM
Edited May 29, 2008 at 11:26 AM
THIS IS A DISASTER

Seriously, though. The changes are minimal, and are described in great detail here:
http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/New_Design_Platform_Changes

To summarize;
  1. profile.setFBML will have a new parameter.
  2. Some API calls (mostly web-application-only) no longer require a session key.
There is a little more, too. Note how there are no breaking changes. Since CodePlex is about collaboration, how about adding this yourself if you feel it is urgent? All that's needed is a tiny change to SetFBML() in /Facebook/FacebookAPI.cs. Test it against http://www.new.facebook.com and/or http://www.beta.facebook.com, as always.
May 28, 2008 at 11:50 PM
Now listen!

There is at least a morale obligation by the library creators at Codeplex to update the community on what is happening with updates for this major change to the API on Facebook.

I understand that Microsoft have been involved in this process, and so I will be contacting them unless I hear something imminently!

If there are no intentions to update the library, thenthis simply needs to b made known. We can all then prepare accordingly.

Leaving us in limbo is irresponsible!
May 29, 2008 at 9:30 AM


tolcher wrote:
Now listen!

There is at least a morale obligation by the library creators at Codeplex to update the community on what is happening with updates for this major change to the API on Facebook.

I understand that Microsoft have been involved in this process, and so I will be contacting them unless I hear something imminently!

The important thing to understand is that this is an opensource project so "they" is "us". Unfortunately it seems that many of the original contributors have been less visible of late. contacting microsoft is a waste of time, this is not really their concern.

As someone previously mentioned, this new update is unlikely to majorly break anything, there's no need to panic.

There has been contribution if you look at the recent check ins here, so you will likely find fixes to these new problems there. there have just been no "official" releases.
Developer
May 29, 2008 at 5:14 PM
I have made a few changes to support our application, and will be making more to support PAGES.
So, I will probably be adding in these changes also.
Is anyone allowed to post fixes or changes to the project, or do you have to be approved?
May 29, 2008 at 7:26 PM
Anybody can upload a patch, whether it is approved, is another matter.
http://www.codeplex.com/SourceControl/UploadPatch.aspx?ProjectName=FacebookToolkit
Jun 11, 2008 at 9:03 AM
looks like there is a new release planned: http://www.codeplex.com/FacebookToolkit/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseName=Version%201.7 which is great news.