Blosxom and friends

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Tue Mar 28 15:30:53 BST 2006

On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 02:24:33PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote:
> I'm pondering switching from using Livejournal to hosting my journal on
> my own machine.  I want something that requires minimal configuration -
> build, point at directories, go.  I don't want to have to fuck about
> with mod_perl, php, java or RDBMSes.  Blosxom seems like a good choice.
> Trouble is, it doesn't support having people comment.  And the
> writeback-notify plugin just didn't work last night.

I know you said "no PHP", but wordpress really is a dead cinch to get
going.  Yes, it's PHP and MySQL, but it tends towards the "just working"
category.  And those two should just be an "apt-get install" away.

As an amusing aside, I note that blosxom's author is now using typo:

> Any recommendations for somethign else to try?  It doesn't have to be in
> perl.  Something stand-alone in C (like what Prayer webmail is) would be
> satisfactory too.


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