blog renewal2009-04-04 comments | growl, python, programming
after long time of inactivity I decide to revive my blog. but I no longer want to go with nanoblogger for several personal reasons.
I looked around and some time I stumbled over jekyll. a really nice piece of work. but after some fuckup trying to get jekyll's dependency gems installed and mucking around with the pygments integration, I found more and more odds and ends which prevent me to use jekyll for my blog. ok, I must admit, I'm also not a really big fan of ruby. ;)
so what to do?
I decide to reinvent the wheel again and implement a brand new python based static site generator. I think jekyll and hyde are both very good implementations. so I shameless stole as much as I can. (on the other side I'm really really lazy guy)
thanks a lot to all those people.
at the moment you are looking on the output from the fruits of my work. growl is now in a useable and hopefull more or less bugfree state. so feel free to experiment with it, and let me know if you like it.
my favourite features are:
easy to install (and use?) ;)
simply install the few needed python packages and then use
growl.pydirectly, or copy the file to a directory in your
$PATH. thats all.
easy to extend
using hooks, you can use other template engines, add support for other markup syntax or add metadata to your site context. and all with only a few lines of python code.
please report any bugs you may discover here.
the license is GPLv2.