Upcoming DasBlog 1.9
Speaking of DasBlog, one of the other things we're working on for the upcoming 1.9 release (remember, you can always get the latest source each day - many folks do like to live on the edge) is Tagcloud support, as seen in the image at right (the real thing is on the left, scroll down).
Here's a from memory list of cool new things (we'll do release notes soon):
- Much better multi-user/blogger support including a Top Posters macro and total comments - from Christoph De Baene
- TagCloud - from Scott
- Huge (100x+) speedup in Macro execution - from Scott
- Support for If-Not-Modified to speed up execution, improve RSS bandwidth and CPU cycles - from Scott
- Direct Feedburner Support with 301 redirection for RSS and Atom feeds. Don't lose a single subscriber. We're the only blog with direct support for Feedburner and Feedflare I believe. - from Scott
- Delete comments directly from your mail reader - from Omar
- New themes out of the box, 18 at last count - from Many Folks
- New XML-RPC support for newMediaObject - from Omar and Giuseppe Dipietro
- New support for RSD so client software can autoconfigure itself - from Omar
- Pluggable Rich Text Editor, choose from FreeTextBox or FCKEditor or write your own adapter - from Josh Flanagan
- Support for CoComment - from Scott
- Organized source, build, and packing for clarity - from Josh Flanagan
- New Feed Icons - from Omar
- Automatic disabling of Comments after a certain number of days. Also manual "close comments" support - from Omar
- ContentLookAhead show future dated posts - from Josh Flanagan
- Other misc fixes and suggestions from Tomas Restrepo, Jason Follas, Rene Lebherz and Steven Rockarts. Added entry CPU usage optimizatons from George V. Reilly.
- Better strings and support for Portuegue, Turkish and Vietnamese from Ph?m Ð?c H?i.
One other thing...folks know that DasBlog is all file-based - no database - so doing mass operations like Category renames, re-categorization is non-trivial and non-performant. I'm working on that and currently have a number of Powershell scripts to make large-scale changes offline. In testing those scripts I took the opportunity to re-categorize my whole site over the last four years of content (some better than others) and in the process added a lot more categories to help folks find what they need.
Attention New Subscribers: I encourage you to peruse the Complete Archive with categorized links to every post ever as well as the Tag Cloud/Category Thing over on the in the left side. Also, for those temporally-minded view, check out the Calendar View (here's 2006) to find what you need.
The next mini-project is to tune a robots.txt file to make Google search a DasBlog site more intelligently, resulting in better search results.