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Trying my hand at blogilo

Now that I’ve finished a portupgrade to KDE SC 4.4.4 on my FreeBSD 8-STABLE desktop machine at home (I use FreeBSD and OpenSolaris on my desktop machines, and I’ll be switching my laptop to OpenSUSE soon) I’ve got a chance to use Blogilo,a KDE-powered offline blogging client. With the OpenSolaris packages, Blogilo crashes on startup, which I haven’t had time to hunt down yet.

If this post goes through, then that means that the client software has worked, and that means that I’m satisfied with it. Which is not to say that I don’t have a barrel of quibbles with it — time to go file a bunch of bug reports, ranging from cut-off error messages to insufficient information in "details" of error messages (why couldn’t it fetch my WordPress blog ID the first time I ran it?) to a missing first-run wizard that forces you to pick a blog source first. Nested tabs. Little things which might make a satisfactory program great.

[ ObLicenseWonk: the website for Blogilo says it’s GPLv2, while linking to the text of GPLv3. if I look at what Blogilo links with, I don’t see why it can’t be GPLv3-or-later; since it links to freetype it really needs to be v3-or-later. ]