I've created a new project on Sourceforge called Jericho which is both a Java GUI and library to interact with various Weblog servers that have XML-RPC interfaces. Currently, it only supports Blogger but I'm hoping to add Manila over the next couple of days.
Been busy trying to get various automated builds/installs setup. Not quite as easy as I had hoped but over the next few days, all should be ready.
Things are interesting as pieces of a future architecture are being shown. There is always the danger of wanting to move full speed ahead to the new arch but I think we have set fairly realistic goals for how we can get there.
I've made it through almost the entire mail archive as well as going through the code. I have a list of things to post to the mailing list. Of course, that would mean that I have the time to do so. Thank goodness vacation is coming up...