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the search for the perfect developer blogware

My site is pretty much my ramblings, ideas, and projects regarding various computer technologies. I've always written my own website software myself becuase I needed features I couldn't find in blogging tools available at the time I was writing the code.

This time around, however, is a different story. There are plenty of blogware suites out there that have a varying array of features. A friend of mine recently started using Wordpress over his own software. I've checked it out and it's decent. However, it does simply blogging and little more by default. I need to explore more of it's options and i'll have to write a few of my own plugins, but it may be what I need.

Most of the work redesigning my current website has been regarding layout and extra content features. These being, specifically, cvs and darcs commit summaries, Furthermore, I tend to do one of many things, projects and blog entries. These are two different things, in my opinion. I need to be able to update project pages along with being able to write simple entries.

Wordpress seems to have these abilities via plugins and whatnot. So I'm going to be spending some time trying to configure it and write a few plugins so I can have various informations displayed on the front page, such as cvs and darcs repo commits, etc.

The search goes on, but for now we'll have to see how Wordpress fairs against my tests. Since Wordpress already meets one of my requirements, that it allows me to post things. It also has a plugin framework and themability, etc. I need a developer blog. And for me to consider using Wordpress I'm going to need to hack some functionality into it. So we'll see :)