Time for an update to my post about the broken-ness of the StyleCatcher plugin for Movable Type.
No, Six Apart hasn’t fixed it yet. In fact, they have yet to acknowledge the problem (no mentions on the ProNet mailing list, in their support forums, their blogs, or anywhere else I’ve seen).
However, someone else has done their work for them — Earl Fogel’s instructions on Fixing StyleCatcher solve the problem perfectly. Earl took it on himself to debug 6A’s Perl code, which seems to be dependent on you using certain versions of Perl for it to work properly. Those of us whose hosting systems don’t use the (unspecified) Ideal Versions were out of luck, until Earl fixed the problem.
So from me to Earl: thanks, man! Much appreciated.
And for those of you who host your blogs on my site, I’ll be updating your templates shortly so that you can use the StyleCatcher to easily download and apply new styles to your blog.
UPDATE (10/14/2005): Thanks to some help from Six Apart, we now have an answer to why StyleCatcher was breaking like this, and a recommendation for how to fix it without patching the plugin. Thanks 6A!