I have just released Realblog_XH 3.0beta1.
There has been a discussion regarding the name of this fork. Gert has asked to give it a different name to avoid confusion, but as Realblog_XH 3.0 is very similar to Realblog 2.8, I believe the similar name is justified and likely to reduce confusion. Der Zwerch argued (translation by myself):
I fully agree.Der Zwerch wrote:On one hand there is CMSimple and the plugins developed by Gert and maybe others. On the other hand there is CMSimple_XH and suitable plugins_XH. This distinction should be completely sufficient, IMHO
Those who use Realblog <= 2.8 under CMSimple_XH >= 1.6 are encouraged to upgrade to Realblog_XH, as the latter is developed especially for CMSimple_XH 1.6+ and makes use of several new features, fixes CSRF and XSS vulnerabilities, as well as a quite a few (mostly minor) bugs and flaws. Upgrading should be easy by simply uploading the new plugin files (keep a backup of the old plugins/realblog/ folder, nonetheless). Check the configuration and language settings (a few have changed), and have a look at the Backward compatibility section in the manual. Further note, that there are new slightly simplified plugin calls (the old ones still work, though). For some details see the changelog.
For those who are new to Realblog(_XH):
Thanks to meltemi who made some good suggestions which I have already partly incorporated.Realblog_XH facilitates presenting a blog on your CMSimple_XH website. It offers the basic blogging features, such as an displaying a chronological overview of the posts, an optional monthly archive, automatic scheduled publishing and archiving of posts, searching contents, an RSS feed and very simplistic categorization. Separately written teasers are supported. Teasers and articles may contain arbitrary CMSimple_XH scripting.
Each blog post can be made commentable individually, what requires an external comment plugin. Currently only Comments is supported.
For multilingual websites, each language will have its own blog; besides that, Realblog_XH doesn't have any multilingual capabilities.
Any feedback is welcome as usual, but note that I have to concentrate on fixing bugs, so most feature requests will likely be postponed.
 The XSS vulnerability has been found and reported to Gert by myself, and has been fixed in Realblog 2.9. I still wonder why I am not credited in the release announcement, as it is common practise.