DasBlog. Yep, it's Open Source. It's free. You can change it. You can leave it as it. Sometimes it sucks, other times less so. This fellow isn't digging dasBlog very much. UPDATED: He has since published a followup/retraction.
Here's some hyperbole and gripes from his post:
- I'm getting increasingly frustrated with this POS blogging software called dasBlog.
- I wish before I made the conversion I knew that those features are more like vapor ware. They don't work.
- The application restarts every five minutes, and there are so many little idiosyncrasies that I can't control. (He includes this event log here)
- To this day I can't find anyone that's not using the default themes or a slightly modified one.
Here's some interesting information for anyone who cares:
- If nobody visits your website in 20 minutes, IIS6 will restart your web application. By default. You can change this setting in IIS. If you have any app, even a custom one, it will be restarted every 20 minutes of inactivity if you don't change the setting. DasBlog simply logs that we restarted.
- There's actually pretty good documentation on making themes, there's many folks who've changed their themes. There are only 3 template files to edit. You can also use any Radio theme and there's dozens of macros to use.
All this bile after only 2 weeks with dasBlog? That's a bummer. On the upside, he includes this post showing how easy it was to move posts into dasBlog using our Object Model.
I'm sorry you hate dasBlog. I use it, and a few thousand others. I served 780,000 page views on this blog last month with dasBlog. Some users are happy, some are not. Those who are not happy with it can join up and help make it better (remembering that it's free and it's something we do in our free time) or you can switch. Such is the nature of choice.
As aways, if you have a question, ask.
I choose dasBlog for now. I hope readers will make an educated decision and pick a blog that makes them happy.