Saturday, November 15, 2014

Linux Blog Client? Anyone

I'm slowly switching my computing universe over from MacOS X to Linux. I'll still be using the Mac for work, where I need more professional software than Linux has. (meaning Scrivener, basically. Yes I know all about the hacked windows version that kinda sorta works in Linux. I've screwed up files quite badly with it and won't use it again.) For most of my mainstream computing needs, though, Linux is more than adequate. It irritates me at least as much as OS-X does, but at least I didn't pay through the nose for the privilege in overpriced, disposable computers.


Yeah. Apple's on my nerves. Yes, they make fine machines, but they insist on making it impossible to upgrade anything but the Mac Pro (which is utter overkill for my needs) by soldering everything to the logic board. Even when they don't, they insist on only supporting Apple branded SSDs in OS X, and with the new kext signing feature in Yosemite, patching the driver to recognize my third party SSD is a somewhat dangerous business. It's been a long procession of jerk moves on Apple that's driven me here, combined with remarkably cheap and nice hardware in the windows world that can run Linux.

Which brings me to the subject at hand. Are there no good Linux blog editors anymore that can access Blogger? I used to use Drivel on my Raspberry Pi, but it can't connect anymore, and it hasn't been updated since 2009. Obviously the brain donors at Blogger changed the API (again).

So is that it? If I want to continue with my blog on Blogger, I have to post from the website or on my Mac with Marsedit?  Really?

-JRS

6 comments:

Sam'l B. said...
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Sam'l B. said...

There is a thing called "Blogger" in google-chrome -- not sure if this is what you mean

Sam'l B. said...

I hate captcha

Jim Strickland said...

That's more a link to the blogger front end. Which is useful, certainly. Thanks.

-JRS

Briary River said...

I know how you feel. I have been searching for a good Blog Client for linux for over a week now and im going insane. All of the highly recommended ones have not been updated in so long they quit working. I tried Scribefire but it does not have the functionality that I need.

Jim Strickland said...

Yeah, I haven't had any success finding a better one than blogger in the chrome app launcher. Bleah. There are great ones for mac.

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