Several feature suggestions

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Andrei Popescu

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Mar 3, 2010, 2:39:37 PM3/3/10
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Hello,

I'm working with BlazeBlogger to generate my new blog and I like it
very much that it doesn't need a database and the content is static. I
have thought of a few features that, IMVHO, might make sense:

1. Add a 'nickname' config option.

I would like to be able to sign my posts with a nickname, but the
copyright should still have the full name.

2. I noticed that a log is kept of all changes, but there is no
possibility to roll back.

I am now experimenting with checking the .blaze directory into a git
repository which seems to work, but it would be nice to have this
integrated and not have to commit manually after every change. This
would probably require a major rewrite and would bring in an
additional dependency (git-core), but the benefits would be huge.
Maybe as a separate module?

That's all for now, but, if you don't mind, I will come back with more
as I use it.

Regards,
Andrei
P.S. I will also send you my .css, default_ro.html and lang/ro_RO
files as soon as I'm satisfied with the result ;)

Andrei Popescu

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Mar 3, 2010, 4:43:44 PM3/3/10
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On Mar 3, 9:39 pm, Andrei Popescu <andreimpope...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm working with BlazeBlogger to generate my new blog and I like it
> very much that it doesn't need a database and the content is static. I
> have thought of a few features that, IMVHO, might make sense:

[snip 1 and 2]

3. Make it possible to use "different" editors for posts and configs

I use vim for both, but I want to pass ft=rst for posts. This is
obviously
not very useful for editing the config.

Regards,
Andrei

Andrei Popescu

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Mar 29, 2010, 7:58:13 AM3/29/10
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Me again... :)

Is it currently possible to generate RSS feeds per tag? If not, would
this be considered as a new feature?

Regards,
Andrei

Jaromir Hradilek

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May 22, 2010, 6:08:09 PM5/22/10
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Hi Andrei,

and thanks for your interest in my software as well as for your
thorough elaboration. It is really helpful to know what people think,
like or miss.

> 1. Add a 'nickname' config option.

I will consider it.

> 2. I noticed that a log is kept of all changes, but there is
> no possibility to roll back.

I am not sure what exactly you mean by ‘roll back’. Currently there
are several ways how to browse different parts of the log:

1) You can change the number of records displayed, e.g:

$ blaze log --number 5

2) You can revert the order:

$ blaze log --revert

3) You can use more, less and other Linux utilities:

$ blaze log | more
$ blaze log | less

4) Combination of any of these.

> I am now experimenting with checking the .blaze directory
> into a git repository which seems to work, but it would be
> nice to have this integrated and not have to commit manually
> after every change.

This is excellent idea, although I don't feel like implementing it any
time soon. Anyway, I will keep this in mind and try to figure out the
portable way how to do this.

> I will also send you my .css, default_ro.html and lang/ro_RO
> files as soon as I'm satisfied with the result ;)

And I am looking forward to see them! If you want, you can also e-mail
me a link to your website, it is always pleasure to see my little
creation in action.

> 3. Make it possible to use "different" editors for posts
> and configs

Will do.

> Is it currently possible to generate RSS feeds per tag?
> If not, would this be considered as a new feature?

Unfortunately, at the moment it is not, but I have this in my task
list for quite a long time now, so don't give up hope yet. :-)

Again, thank you very much for your time, I really appreciate it.

Kind regards,
Jaromir Hradilek
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Jaromir Hradilek

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May 22, 2010, 8:15:38 PM5/22/10
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I have added your requests to the issue tracker at [1] so that you can
see my progress and/or comment them further.

[1] http://code.google.com/p/blazeblogger/issues/list
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