[Grok-dev] Re: Grokstar

Robert Marianski rmarianski at openplans.org
Thu Jun 12 11:09:29 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 03:00:33PM +0200, Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Hey Graham,
> Graham Stratton wrote:
>> I've spent some time making Grokstar into a more usable blogging 
>> application. 
> Very cool! I know Robert Marianski has also made improvements to Grokstar 
> in the zope.org SVN, how synched up are you with that?


>> It's still missing a lot of features, I've cut some of the original ideas, 
>> and the code contains a lot of cruft, but it is now usable. An instance is 
>> running at http://grahamstratton.org/straightornamental/
>> The code is available at http://trac.assembla.com/grokstar/browser/trunk
>> Are people happy for me to associate the Grokstar name with my work or 
>> should I rename the project?
> I'm very happy to see people hack on Grokstar, and I don't think we have 
> enough of a community to support a fork. What I'd like is to see all 
> hacking on Grokstar happen in one place.


> So we just have to figure out where to do the hacking. My own preference 
> would still be the original place in svn.zope.org as this has the largest 
> amount of Grok hackers who can potentially check in. For some reason you 
> didn't do your work there. Could you explain why? Could we do something to 
> make you want to do your work there?

Using svn.zope.org is also my prefernce.

>> Features
>> --------
>> - A viewlet-based interface
>> - Comments on articles
>> - Emailing when comments added
>> - Syntax highlighting using Pygments
>> - Preview of comments and articles
>> - An RSS feed
>> I'm intending to keep developing the project and to demonstrate as much 
>> good clubbing technique as possible, so any feedback would be great.

This looks great! I also recently added searching and categories to the
Grokstar in svn.zope.org which you might want to check out.

> It's really cool to see all this work done on Grokstar! It starts to look 
> like I might move my blog to it. :)
> Anyway, what I'd like to do is pool the efforts, such as there are. That's 
> mostly you, and a bit of Robert Marianski. If I start to use it as my own 
> blogging software, it'd also include me.
> Regards,
> Martijn

I'd also like the two to merge.


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