[typo] Typo is getting poor!

Steve Longdo steve.longdo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 17:25:38 EDT 2006


Maybe the Typo community should look at supporting Rick's Mephisto blogging
engine.  Closer to the original Typo concept and it includes a converter for
Typo blogs...

http://svn.techno-weenie.net/projects/mephisto/trunk/

On 6/15/06, Jonas M Luster <jluster at jluster.org> wrote:
>
> > I'm still open to alternatives, as long as they're not written in PHP.
>
> Same here. Actually, I liked Typo because of Tobi's attitude towards
> development, and the idea that something cool can come out of, what,
> 500 lines of code. It was what I wanted, and it worked. It still
> works, somehow, but the community around it seems to falter a little
> bit. I've never been one to use the flavor of the month, and if you
> know me, switching to Typo from being "Employee Number One" of the
> never really existing Wordpress Foundation, was a huge step. I don't
> think Typo is doomed, but at this point it might be a good idea to
> re-rally the community (Rails and Ruby are the hype, right now, and
> Typo is one of that hype's flagships), work on expanding upon the
> leanness, and make things a bit more conducive and accessible.
>
> A theme garden works, but Drupal, for example, sucks when it comes to
> themes, and still has a great following. A development community that
> can communicate outside a mailing list, a repository of plugins,
> filters, and themes, that I don't have to extract from Trac tickets
> would be great, for example, however. Typo has a future, it just needs
> a steward and a vessel to get there.
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