[ANN] Rassmalog 10.0.0

Version 10.0.0

Contents

• Caution
• Improvements
• Repairs
• Usability

This release improves usability, adds support for multiple
feeds, and adds an official user guide.

Furthermore, the project mailing list, forums, and bug /
patches / request trackers have been replaced with a new
support & feeback system: just send the author (me) an
e-mail! Simpler, isn’t it?

1 Caution

• The GENERATOR object has been renamed to Rassmalog.

• The RECENT_ENTRIES array has been renamed to
NEW_ENTRIES.

• The num_recent_entries blog configuration parameter has
been renamed to new_entries.

2 Improvements

• The “front page” file is now copied as “index.html”
(when possible). This eliminates the need to use the
ugly HTML META redirect in the front page.

• Added the ability to specify multiple RSS feeds for the
blog. The user simply adds “feed” commands to their
Rakefile to set up a new feed (see the file for an
example).
â–¡ The FEEDS array keeps track of registered blog
feeds.

• Added the gen Rake task, which is an alias to the
default Rake task.

3 Repairs

• The name of an entry and the title of a page were not
sent through the text-to-HTML conversion mechanism.

• Fix translation of “all entries” in Telugu translation
file.

• Added a border to the table in config/chapter.erb.

4 Usability

• Moved the navigation menu to the bottom of the page.
This helps text-mode browsers see the main content of
the page without needing to scroll too much. Of course,
this change is invisible to users of graphical web
browsers —everything appears as it did previously to
them.

• Remove stupid pre:hover CSS trick, it hinders usability
because it hides the fact that the viewport has been
truncated until the user hovers their cursor over the
element.

• Adjust usage of invisible
and


elements for
text-mode browsers.

• Move next/prev links beneath tag/archive name—it’s
unnoticable when float: right because it’s too close to
the navigation menu.

• Moved the search box into the navigation menu. It was
distracting from the blog name & info up at the top.

• The config/format.rb file now inserts a “border=1”
attribute on all HTML tables. This greatly improves
readability in text-mode web browsers!

Whoops, in my rush to make this release, I forgot to insert
the standard annnouncement header. Sorry for the confusion.

                  Rassmalog

A static blog engine based on YAML, eRuby, and Rake.
It transforms blog entries written in Textile or other
formatting systems into valid XHTML files that you can
view on your computer or upload to your website.

        http://rassmalog.rubyforge.org

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Version 10.0.0

Contents

• Caution
• Improvements
• Repairs
• Usability

This release improves usability, adds support for multiple
feeds, and adds an official user guide.

Furthermore, the project mailing list, forums, and bug /
patches / request trackers have been replaced with a new
support & feeback system: just send the author (me) an
e-mail! Simpler, isn’t it?

1 Caution

• The GENERATOR object has been renamed to Rassmalog.

• The RECENT_ENTRIES array has been renamed to
NEW_ENTRIES.

• The num_recent_entries blog configuration parameter has
been renamed to new_entries.

2 Improvements

• The “front page” file is now copied as “index.html”
(when possible). This eliminates the need to use the
ugly HTML META redirect in the front page.

• Added the ability to specify multiple RSS feeds for the
blog. The user simply adds “feed” commands to their
Rakefile to set up a new feed (see the file for an
example).
â–¡ The FEEDS array keeps track of registered blog
feeds.

• Added the gen Rake task, which is an alias to the
default Rake task.

3 Repairs

• The name of an entry and the title of a page were not
sent through the text-to-HTML conversion mechanism.

• Fix translation of “all entries” in Telugu translation
file.

• Added a border to the table in config/chapter.erb.

4 Usability

• Moved the navigation menu to the bottom of the page.
This helps text-mode browsers see the main content of
the page without needing to scroll too much. Of course,
this change is invisible to users of graphical web
browsers —everything appears as it did previously to
them.

• Remove stupid pre:hover CSS trick, it hinders usability
because it hides the fact that the viewport has been
truncated until the user hovers their cursor over the
element.

• Adjust usage of invisible
and


elements for
text-mode browsers.

• Move next/prev links beneath tag/archive name—it’s
unnoticable when float: right because it’s too close to
the navigation menu.

• Moved the search box into the navigation menu. It was
distracting from the blog name & info up at the top.

• The config/format.rb file now inserts a “border=1”
attribute on all HTML tables. This greatly improves
readability in text-mode web browsers!

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