Project status? Last updates February / May 2011 -- four years ago

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dredm...@gmail.com

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Mar 28, 2015, 8:14:05 PM3/28/15
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I'm looking at static site management systems, and like Blazeblogger based on some local tests, but ....

... no updates.  The last changelog entry for Debian is 2011-02-18.  For http://blaze.blackened.cz/, 2011-05-05.  For the twitter account, May 5, 2011.  https://twitter.com/blazeblogger/status/66255982803697664

There are a few functions I'm interested in:
  • Output not only HTML but PDF, ePub, and arbitrary other formats.  Ideally I'd like to be able to publish to multiple formats in one fell swoop.  I think I can manage that with a wrapper, e.g., "blaze-make-all", which calls "blaze-make", as well as, say, a set of pandoc calls to kick out PDF and ePub formats.  Though what I'd like is to be able to include stubs to links (%%title%%.epub and %%title%%.pdf) in the primary page.
  • Extensible tags and substitutions.  I'd like to be able to encode dates (in multiple and partial formats, e.g., "January 15", 2015", "15 Jan 2015", "2015-01-15", "1/15/2015", "January", "15", "2015", etc.  Portions of a filename (e.g., the blog entry w/o the entension).  Site and blog roots and paths.  Pretty much any stock set of tags typically isn't enough
  • RSS / Atom feed inclusion.  I'd like to be able to include content from other sites.  Cron-triggered updates are acceptable.  If not incorporated, another script-based means of injecting these into pages would be helpful.  Possibly outside of Blazeblog as well.
  • Hierarchy support -- create a hierarchy of related pages, not just a flat structure.
  • Sitemap support -- create a map of the site (also search-engine sitemaps).
  • (Possibly):  Wiki support -- pages whose relation is more in a wiki format.
A few other tools (notably ikiwiki) look as if they might address more of my needs.

If Blazeblogger 2.0 is still in play, a feature list and previews would be useful.

Matthew Woehlke

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Mar 30, 2015, 11:32:28 AM3/30/15
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On 2015-03-28 19:48, dredm...@gmail.com wrote:
> I'm looking at static site management systems, and like Blazeblogger based
> on some local tests, but ....
>
> ... no updates. The last changelog entry for Debian is 2011-02-18.
> For http://blaze.blackened.cz/, 2011-05-05. For the twitter account, May
> 5, 2011. https://twitter.com/blazeblogger/status/66255982803697664

I "used to" use blazeblogger. I still have some content (for personal
use) floating around on my machine.

One issue I have with it, however, is that it doesn't natively support
composing text in non-HTML format.

I've thought about resurrecting my "private journal", and honestly these
days I think I would be inclined to write a dating/tagging interface to
sphinx, rather than try to use blazeblogger again.

The best thing about sphinx is that you can write your own extensions to
do just about whatever you want / need.

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Matthew
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