[Twisted-web] OSS Nevow blog ?
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Sat Jun 24 09:22:11 CDT 2006
This is my first post to the twisted-web mailing list, so let me say
some words about myself first. Name's Adrian and I'm from Spain. I'm
studying Computer Science (this one is my fifth year -- I hope to
graduate soon) and I've always been interested in Python; unfortunately
there's no much people at my University using it...
I used to have a website I set up on top of Zope but my homemade
webserver just blew up two months ago. I've been trying some web
development frameworks since then because I find Zope too heavy for my
purposes. After taking a quick look at Django, TurboGears (which I
found quite interesting) and CherryPy I discovered Nevow -- and decided
to go on with it. I subscribed to this list some weeks ago but I have
been just «hearing» what other people had to say.
"Thomas Raschbacher" <lordvan at lordvan.com> wrote:
> so I assume that means that there is no nevow blog yet ..
Well, it does not exist... «yet». I'm currently starting to code a
weblog using Nevow. I currently have a working prototype with nearly
no features I made in two afternoons. I'm happy Nevow was quite easy
to start working with -- my previous experience learning Zope was a
The weblog is named «Bic» (like a mythical brand of ball pens which
exists here in Spain, http://www.bicworld.com/), and this is a quick
summary of the features I want it to have:
- reStructuredText for writing posts, and maybe comments too.
- Data is stored on-disk as flat plaintext files. If this proves being
slow, maybe caching pre-rendered reStructuredText and/or having a
cache of the filesystem contents is acceptable for me.
- Articles are categorized by using «tags». I'm not sure how I will
blend this with the plaintext storage, but I don't consider this as
an important feature.
- Support for uploading files (including images, of course).
- Serving RSS feeds (of course!)
- Support for static pages. This could be as simple as marking an
article as static page, or tagging it as «static» if I manage to add
support for tags.
- Indexing and searching using Xapian (http://www.xapian.org). I think
I will use Divmod's Xapwrap for this.
- The current default templates are XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS 2.0
compliant. I want to make them accesible, too (WAI-AA at least).
- Support for localization. I've starting adding it some days ago, and
I plan to provide english, spanish and galician translations of the
Some other features I would like to have (but which I consider less
- Stylesheet may be changed «on the fly» (e.g. a high contrast
stylesheet would useful for people with vision problems if they can
select it while browsing).
- In the future I would like to extend this to have some special URI
segments translated (e.g. using «/search/foo» in english and
«/buscar/foo» in spanish).
- Support for pluggable text converters, so articles may be written
not only in reStructuredText (e.g. wiki syntax, plain ol' HTML...)
- Some XML-RPC APIs, so posts may be done from blogging clients.
- ...some other?
Currently I'm using Python 2.4, Twisted 2.4, Twisted-Web 0.6, Docutils
0.4 and Nevow 0.8 as development environment.
Of course, all comments, proposals, etc. are welcome. I can notify you
of my progress on this list, if you want.
"Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want"
-- (Dan Stanford)
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