[ANN] Firedrop 0.2.2

Fuzzyman fuzzyman at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 22:58:13 CEST 2006

`Firedrop 2 0.2.2 <http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/firedrop2/>`_ is
now available.

You can download it from :


This is an important release with several new features, and
contributions from new developers joining the team.

What is Firedrop2 ?

**Firedrop2** is a free, cross-platform blogging tool written in
`Python <http://www.python.org>`_. It keeps your blog source files on
computer, making it a *clientside* tool. This means you control your
and can easily move it from one server to another, with no risk of
losing data.
It also means you can manage your blog *offline*.

It is fully open source, and has all the features you expect from a
blogging program :

* {acro;RSS;Really Simple Syndication} feed generation
* Categories
* Automatic archive generation
* A powerful set of plugins, including spellchecker, emailer, and
* Entries can be made in text, {acro;HTML}, {acro;ReST}, textile,
sextile or markdown markup
* HTML templating system and macros for all sorts of tricks
* Built-in {acro;FTP} capability for uploading your blog to a server
* Integrated blog comments support (Through Haloscan_)
* Because it's written in Python, it is easy to extend Firedrop or
create new   plugins for it

What's New ?

This release has a lot of bugfixes and changes. Hopefully I've
remembered the important ones. {sm;:-)}

* Fixed a bug with categories and the unicode wxPython
* Added the Themes plugin by Stewart Midwinter [#]_
* RSS feeds can be generated for all the categories, by Davy Mitchell
* Firedrop now saves user data in the users home (checking sensibly for
directories where it has write permissions)
* Now includes support for the `Haloscan <http://www.haloscan.com/>`_
comments system.
* Addition of the Firedrop2 banner by Stewart Midwinter.

Plus other code improvements and bug fixes.

Their is already work being done on the next release. This will include
features like :

* Faster build time through entry HTML caching
* Blog statistics report generation
* Tagging
* A Podcast plugin
* Extension to the plugin protocol for extra plugin capabilities

.. [#] The Themes plugin requires version 0.3.32 of `Wax
<http://sourceforge.net/projects/waxgui>`_, or more recent.

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