[pm-h] ode blogging (perl script)

Russell L. Harris rlharris at oplink.net
Wed Oct 10 09:25:48 PDT 2012

I am considering installing and learning to use the Perl blogging
engine script "ode", first in the LAN and later, on a remote host for
public access.

My last blogging experience was with WordPress.  I started with the
first release, but as releases of updated versions and patches became
more frequent, WordPress quickly became a very demanding "religion".
In particular, I could not tolerate the inability of WordPress to
automatically transfer customizations and configuration settings from
one release to the next.

Ode assumes that the blogger is going to use his normal text editor to
produce plain text, then allow ode to utilize "markdown" to convert
plain-text to HTML.  However, ode allows the direct import of HTML.

My intention is to write posts in LaTeX markup (which is how I write
everything nowadays) and convert from LaTeX to HTML for the blog.
Several years ago, I was using HeVeA to convert LaTeX to HTML, but
with the advent of HTML5 and CSS, that may not be practical today. 

Recommendations?  Warnings?


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