The troubles with 188.8.131.52 are gone. Here's how to get a fully working version:
- Download version 184.108.40.206 from the server and install.
- Load and save the following two files and install them over the corresponding files in the WordPress directory:
I tested ecto with this and it works as expected. Kudos to Ryan for fixing it all so quickly.
UPDATE: The latest 220.127.116.11 download on the WordPress site includes the patches mentioned earlier.