It has finally happened, the release of `Firedrop 0.2.0 http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/firedrop2/`_.
The impatient can download the new release here :
`Firedrop 0.2.0 (1.3mb) http://www.voidspace.org.uk/cgi-bin/voidspace/downman.py?file=firedrop2-0.2.0.zip`_
The first time you run version 0.2.0 it will convert your weblog config file to the new format.
**Firedrop2** is the Python blog client with a host of features. These include :
* RSS feed generation * Categories * Automatic archive generation * A powerful set of plugins, including spell checker and emailer * Entries can be made in text, HTML, ReST, textile, sextile or markdown markup * HTML templating system and macros for all sorts of tricks * Built in FTP capability for uploading your blog to a server * Because it's written in Python, it is easy to extend Firedrop or create new plugins for it
This new release has been made possible by the hard work of `Stewart Midwinter http://www.midtoad.org`_.
The changes and new features include :
* Firedrop will now start up by opening a default site. * You can set the default site using the GUI. * Main file name changed to ``firedrop.pyw`` * `ConfigObj http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/configobj.html`_ is now used to edit all the config files. * Full support for all style elements (e.g. underline, bold) in four major markup formats: ReST, Sextile, Textile, Markdown (plus HTML). * New entries are created in a separate dialog that takes care of the markup. * Links are available to websites for the markup styles. * You can reset the app to a null site, and/or delete all entries. * You can force a full build of your site, or just update your site. * You can now create sites serving Article Collections or Items Lists (e.g. FAQs) in addition to Weblogs. * Firedrop2 now runs on Mac OS X and Linux in addition to Windows. * You can view logfile contents using the GUI. * Documentation has been updated to reflect these changes.
There is a roadmap for future releases on the `Firedrop2 Trac Site http://firedrop2.python-hosting.com`_.