In July the DNN team posted that the blog module was "… close can you taste it?"
The 3.04 version of the module was in the DNN release tracker and on a fast track to approval. There were many bug fixes and new features making this a much anticipated release.
As the module approached the later stages of the release process, a showstopper bug was filed. Someone on the team was unhappy with the way the new module was handling storage of posts, photos, attachments, etc. Apparently if you have mulitple bloggers the new module was forcing them to all share the same storage folder whereas the old module created a seperate space for each blogger- this is important if you are running a site like blogger.com.
In any case, others agreed and the module went back into development. That issue was corrected and again the blog module was fast tracked back into the release process as version 3.05. As of this writing the module is being dogfooded on dotnetnuke.com and has some really awesome features. Many of us that are using the older version on our sites are chomping at the bit to get this upgrade. It is currently through the entire process and in the dogfood stage just waiting for any showstopper feedback making the release imminent. Very exciting. A couple of my favorite new features is gravatars, threaded comments, and windows live writer support.
Some more of the new features and bugfixes are as follows:
BLG-5914 BLOG – Summary Limit goes wrong with Images
BLG-7922 Blog comments shows users login ID
BLG-7839 Add "website" field in blog comments
BLG-7838 Add Gravatar Support for Blog Comments
BLG-7641 Entry Summary displays HTML codes in Print-Friendly view
BLG-7099 Blog Module: Removal of ‘Unique Title tag per blog entry’ functionality
BLG-6937 Blog module: Comments might not end up in correct order
BLG-7118 Blog Module: SEO – Ensure blog entry title appears in URL
BLG-5415 Add MetaWebLog support
BLG-7224 Unique Blog Titles field not working
BLG-7223 Show Blog Summary not working
BLG-6955 Blog module: View by month is not displaying proper entries.
BLG-6964 Blog Module: Incorrect author format being displayed on the "Print Blog" page.
BLG-7403 Undecoded entities appear in Comment Title
BLG-6934 Blog Module: dialogue box shows n’s
BLG-5426 Social Bookmarking
BLG-7242 Blog Entry TimeZone Issues for Regions with DST
BLG-5604 Blog module: Reduce from 2 to 1 the no. of URLs at which a single blog entry resides
BLG-7444 Day view does not work on calendar
BLG-6947 Blog content management value destruction
BLG-7577 Long title causes module to expand
BLG-2227 New Setting ShowUniqueTitle
BLG-7837 Copy Page Error With Modules Containing More Than One Sub-Module
BLG-5903 Blog Module: Change URL in RSS feed to Permalink
Very exciting indeed.