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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>`_

.. note::

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>`_.

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  • Kent Johnson at Mar 26, 2006 at 11:43 pm

    Fuzzyman wrote:
    It has finally happened, the release of `Firedrop 0.2.0
    * `ConfigObj <http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/configobj.html>`_ is
    now used to edit all the config files.
    You should add this to the dependency list in the install page, it
    tripped me up.

    Kent
  • Fuzzyman at Mar 27, 2006 at 7:22 am

    Kent Johnson wrote:
    Fuzzyman wrote:
    It has finally happened, the release of `Firedrop 0.2.0
    * `ConfigObj <http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/configobj.html>`_ is
    now used to edit all the config files.
    You should add this to the dependency list in the install page, it
    tripped me up.
    Actually ConfigObj *is* included in the distribution - I just hadn't
    edited a couple of the import statements to use the included one.

    Unfortunately this didn't show up on *either* of the machines we tested
    on, which both have ConfigObj installed. :-(

    My apologies. The distribution has been corrected, so this shouldn't
    bite anyone else.

    Fuzzyman
    http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/index.shtml
    Kent

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