Friday, November 18, 2005

Curiouser and Curiouser on Rails!

Okay the weblog is back in action, no longer being published using Radio but now using Squib which is my new open source weblog tool. It's heavily influenced by my 3 years of using Radio: like Radio, Squib is an application that runs on your computer and publishes a weblog to a remote server as a static set of pages (it talks to the Radio Community Server using the RCS upstreaming protocol). Unlike Radio, Squib is written in pure Ruby using the Rails framework and currently clocks in at around 1,000 lines total.

Right now it's in pretty rough shape and probably only usable by someone desparate to escape Radio (let's say maybe your copy of Radio kept upstreaming 0-length files) but wanting to keep compatibility with an existing Radio weblog (same permalinks, etc...)

Over the next couple of weeks I aim to fix the gaping holes. Source should be available from RubyForge any day now.

18/11/2005 00:45 by Matt Mower | Permalink | comments: