b2-smarty – EOL

I’m sorry to say this but due to overwhelming time constraints I won’t be able to work on the b2 mod running here any more.
I’ve spent quite a lot of time adding new features to b2 and pushing it out there but the resulting feedback isn’t worth it. I’m concerned about remarks that “b2 is dead”, and “the code is crap” so I’m going to call it a day and work on Moveable Type instead.

First off will be a template system using the PHP Smarty Templates System. It should be very easy to integrate the Smarty PHP code into the Perl code of Moveable Type as neither are finicky about whitespace unlike a certain other language I could mention.

I’d also like to support the new IPV4 Security Flag so that Movable Type will know when a posting is simply normal run of the mill text, uninformed rant, or flame-bait material. This really will work wonders for Internet security and it’s important that all applications support it.

Also, the fact that many, many Mac users use Moveable Type has convinced me that this is the way to go.

I considered abandoning Vi, but Emacs simply didn’t have the features I wanted. I’ll be using the Linux port of BBedit instead.

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3 Replies to “b2-smarty – EOL”

  1. Sorry to see you leaving b2. I’ve heard from several folks that b2 may not be as dead as it seems, I’m in wait and see mode myself. The code does need updating, but until there is another PHP/MySQL solution that approaches b2’s functionality I’m staying with it.

    Anecdotal word of warning about MT, many folks I know who have used it for some time has had their MT database corrupted. I’ve read this in several blogs as well… I hope it was just a bug in early versions that has been fixed.

  2. Sorry to see you leaving b2. I’ve heard from several folks that b2 may not be as dead as it seems, I’m in wait and see mode myself. The code does need updating, but until there is another PHP/MySQL solution that approaches b2’s functionality I’m staying with it.

    Anecdotal word of warning about MT, many folks I know who have used it for some time has had their MT database corrupted. I’ve read this in several blogs as well… I hope it was just a bug in early versions that has been fixed.

  3. Um, your comments form on the post page isn’t working properly, it returns a “the file p was not found error”, sorry for posting my previous comment twice.

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