January 07, 2012
Yesterday I took some time to compile a short list of features I am implementing in Zenbo the next few days. I have a big list what Zenbo should be able to do when I release version one and even a list for version two. Zenbo will be used for two new projects so the features needed for those have priority.
This is one of the features I really want for Hopelesscom. Writing posts about python, coding and sometimes stuff that involves the command line without syntax highlighting just sucks.
Currently I have some problems filtering the 'code' tags but that is just because I have not used regex for some time.
I believe that pygments 'guess_lexer' should be fine but there is a chance that it will sometimes fail. Adding a mark what language should be used is not the worst idea I had while implementing everything.
After generating a page there should be three things happening.
- checking every link if there is a file in the right folder
- deploying the page
- checking every link if it works
I see some performance issues with this one. Crawling a large page two times could take some time. I am not sure if I will just check the links before deploying since I do not believe that there can or will be issues with broken links or files after uploading the site.
Okay I know that this sentences sounds really stupid and that I will now run in some deployment issues the next few days,...
I really want to migrate my business blog (german only) to Zenbo. There is currently no archive on hopelesscom since I want to merge the past three ones together. But on my other blog I want to continue writing without anyone noticing - beside the new layout.
Exporting to an XML file is no problem but sadly there are some characters that would need a definition. minidom and pyxml throw an exception while loading the file.
I am not sure if I should write a definition, just replace the parts that do not work or look for another option to parse the file. I fear that this will take some time.
Before migration my other blog I want a plugin for tags and / or categories. And I want a beautiful one not just one file for every tag.
I am looking into the option to change my workflow a little bit. Git Flow implementing an easy way for Vincent Driessen's branching model. If you do not know what I am talking about take a look at Jeff Kreeftmeijer's post.
I had some problems with branching and merging and I do not know why I ran into them. But the main point is that git flow would force and assist me to have a clean repository structure. There are far worser things.
Vim vs. TextWrangler
I have to admit: I switched back to vim. I still like TextWrangler for writing posts but I just cannot stand coding with it. I do not know if I just miss modal editing, if I miss the customization or if I am just used to FuF and other stuff I used for years now.
But coming home to vim just felt natural again. I still do not believe that modal editing is the best thing since sliced bread but I can stand it.