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drivel release [Aug. 30th, 2004|05:50 pm]
It sorta makes me sad that the Drivel authors are doing their own thing rather than hacking on LogJam, but I understand the desire to make something your own.

In any case, they've released a new verison, and they're apparently pulling some ideas/features from LogJam (GtkSpell, undo, supporting our XML format for posts) as well as adding a bunch of their own features (syntax highlighting, mood autocomplete). Especially if you're looking for something different, and also because we haven't had time to work on LogJam, you might want to check that out.

[User Picture]From: aredridel
2004-08-31 01:14 am (UTC)
I've been playing with it — it's got some good stuff going for it. Ultra-simple, and setting preformatted mode is sticky.

Bad things: No synch with an offline copy. I use that to publish to my personal site. I'm stiking with mostly Logjam for now.
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[User Picture]From: pantsgolem
2004-08-31 01:31 am (UTC)
From the screenshots I'm not entirely sure why it had to be a separate project either, except that Drivel is a full-fledged GNOME application. Syntax highlighting looks nifty, but overall I'd say I find LogJam more useful and well laid-out. I can only go by the screenshots though, since Drivel crashes every time I try to login.
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[User Picture]From: siege72
2004-08-31 01:39 am (UTC)
I've tried a few other clients, but Logjam is the best so far. It does just about everything that I need. :)
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From: xsteadfastx
2004-08-31 05:35 am (UTC)
im so happy with logjam...everything is great and easy to handle....and the offline support...wonderful. i love logjam :)
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[User Picture]From: labrown
2004-08-31 07:17 pm (UTC)
I started out with drivel but switched to Logjam when I started having problems with drivel not building correctly on Fedora Core 1. I just installed the drivel RPM for FC2 on my box and can't even get it to log me into LiveJournal. Sheesh. No way am I switching back.
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[User Picture]From: ktirf_ru
2004-08-31 08:23 pm (UTC)
Tried this very release of Drivel. Overall, LogJam is better. But some cool things from Drivel would look great in LogJam, too. I was going to post here about this yesterday, but thought I'd see the bugtracker first. Anyway:

  • (X)HTML syntax highlighting really rocks. I suspect it is quite a bit of work though.

  • GNOME HIG compliance is sometimes a good thing. Namely, clicking on 'Journal' menu in Drivel (the first in the row), I was pleasantly surprised to see commands that cope with drafts there. This was kinda expectable. Don't know what to do with existing 'LogJam' menu in LogJam. I don't think something should be changed about this.

Things I strongly dislike in Drivel are:

  • Low granularity of options. This reminds me of Semagic (on Windows), that takes too much of the screen real estate due to its options panel. LogJam's approach is much much better (and, I believe, it complies with GNOME HIG's spirit better).

  • Lack of HTML preview. Though GtkHTML is not a full-blown browser widget, it is lots better than nothing.

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[User Picture]From: hilker
2004-08-31 08:37 pm (UTC)
Does syntax highlighting solve the problem of tags and entities being flagged as spelling errors?
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[User Picture]From: ktirf_ru
2004-08-31 09:19 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't use spellchecker in Drivel, so I can't answer your question. Hope that it does.
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[User Picture]From: socialparasite3
2004-09-06 04:32 am (UTC)
What login method does LogJam use?

MD5 hash, browser cookies, or challenge/respons?
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From: evan
2004-09-06 06:28 am (UTC)
challenge/response, falling back on md5 hash if it's not available.
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