Blogging with drivel


Well this is new. I was writing the previous post when i thought “I wonder if I can update my site without having to pop open a browser and go through the admin interface.” Well that was answered pretty quick with a search of the Ubu software center, it came up with Drivel. I have to say it appears to work alright. I originally tried BloGTK, but it was missing the python-gtkhtml2 lib, and I couldn’t figure out how to install it on Natty, so I never got a chance to try it out.

So far Drivel seems to do the basics well enough. posting, categories, tags, and basic syntax highlighting . Outside of that, you are on your own. No multiple categories, no tags assist, no sort of WYSIWYG editor for inserting images or the like. Looking at the website it seems that there is an ‘advanced journal editor’ but it doesn’t appear to be available in the version I am running (3.0.2). Oddly, I think the Unity interface is messing with it. Based on the screen shot here: http://drivel.sourceforge.net/drivel-4.png the buttons along the top ar at the bottom of the window, and I don’t have most of the advanced options.

This is fine for what I am going to be using it for though. Give it a shot..

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