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https://web-gmazza.rhcloud.com/blog/date/20160831 Wednesday August 31, 2016

TightBlog: August 2016 update

I'm back to work, my summer sabbatical is now complete, so I won't have nearly as much time to spend on TightBlog. The release of TightBlog 1.0 was a mission accomplished for me (similar to my prior time off, which I spent releasing Roller 5.1.) I did get a few simplifications in this month though, removing four more Java source files and 2 JSPs.

I advertised the release of TightBlog 1.0 on the Apache Roller users mailing list and got some more traffic from Roller users who did not yet know of my fork.

I said last month that "talk is cheap" and refrained from mentioning what I'd like to get done. But cheap talk is sometimes still useful: For TightBlog 2.0, I'd like to finish up the REST API for the application, a few more screens still rely on server-side screen generation. Once done, so little Struts code will be remaining that I plan on pulling out the Struts library and replacing it with Struts MVC, whose libraries are already being used for the REST controllers. I hope to get a tag management page in for deleting, renaming, and adding tags. Thymeleaf in addition to or replacing Velocity for the blog templates may also be a good idea. I might remove the Planet functionality as it was seldom used in Roller and the effort spent maintaining it can perhaps better be spent enhancing the rest. Finally, a package renaming and restructuring, replacing the legacy org.apache.roller.* naming with a new org.tightblog.* or similar.

(I still need to convert *this* blog to TightBlog--awaiting the new OpenShift PAAS update before doing so, but maybe I'll switch to Digital Ocean instead...)

Comments:

Nice Article and thanks for updates about Tightblog. My suggestion is to switch to Digital Ocean or Linode,they are cheap,and still providing quality hosting with max uptime. I have previously blog on OpenShift free account like yours, but have bed experience, i) got regular mail from openshift,that i have to either visit my blog url or login to admin panel once in a month or they will delete my account. ii)my blog downed various time,it is not always 24*7 live. Ananth

Posted by Ananth Jayanarayana on October 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM EDT #

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