[Server-devel] Reg: Google summer of Code under OLPC
wad at laptop.org
Fri Mar 28 19:57:11 EDT 2008
Cross-posting to devel, as I believe there are other people and
blogging/wiki on the XO/XS.
On Mar 28, 2008, at 4:27 PM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi) wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> 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
> minimal effort.
> Greg S
> -----Original Message-----
> 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.
> Hi Greg!
> 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
> 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
> martin.langhoff at gmail.com
> martin at laptop.org -- School Server Architect
> - ask interesting questions
> - don't get distracted with shiny stuff - working code first
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