[Server-devel] Reg: Google summer of Code under OLPC
Greg Smith (gregmsmi)
gregmsmi at cisco.com
Fri Mar 28 16:27:23 EDT 2008
Great advice, thanks!
We're not tied to Google blogger at all. Just want to have an option to
shout out to the world, somewhere. That looks like a winning design with
From: Martin Langhoff [mailto:martin.langhoff at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 4:15 PM
To: Greg Smith (gregmsmi)
Cc: server-devel at lists.laptop.org
Subject: Re: [Server-devel] Reg: Google summer of Code under OLPC
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi)
<gregmsmi at cisco.com> wrote:
> In short the kids want to blog! I think we all need to hear their
> voices too.
I sure want to support blogging. My concern is the blogger tie-in. A
simple suggestion - make the "upstream" blogging action pluggable.
What I'd suggest - in very brief terms - is
- blog on the XS (WP is ok, as would be Drupal, but do consider
Moodle's blog facility, or the new 'oubog' moodle module)
- the blog on the XS can have an option "publish to the world"...
- which uses a simple pluggable mechanism to publish out...
the basic pluggable module needs to have 1 function/method: post blog
entry :-) (which returns the url of the blog entry on success?). In
practice you might need a few more, for example a "register account"
method if it can be automated...
With that generic machinery in place, if provide a blogger.com plugin,
that's great. Ideally I'd like to see other plugins that can be pointed
to a standalone WP install on the internet, so a local education
authority could run it.
Just don't make it _tied_ to blogger.com -- which is a commercial, add
supported service. There are good blog APIs so you don't actually need
to - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MetaWeblog
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