[ANN] Rassmalog 4.0.0

Rassmalog is a static blog engine based on RSS 2.0, YAML,
and Textile. It features an extensible blog formatting
mechanism, easy configuration, and automatic tagging,
archiving, syntax coloring, and table of contents.

Web site: http://rassmalog.rubyforge.org

Version 4.0.0


• Caution
• Repairs
• Usability

This release improves usability and XHTML validity,
resolves some inconsistencies, and comes with a more
permissive license.

1 Caution

• The String.table_of_contents method no longer accepts

• The input/images/mozilla/feed-icon.png file is now
located at input/images/feed-icon-28x28.png.

• The String.table_of_contents method no longer appears
in the config/format.rb file because it has been
incorporated into the core of Rassmalog.

• Rassmalog is now developed under a more permissive
license that better reflects my ethical beliefs than
the previous license.

2 Repairs

• XHTML anchors, generated for section headings and the
table of contents, are now valid. They also preserve
non-ASCII characters, so Unicode text is fully

• The name and menu parameters from config/blog.yaml are
now processed by String.to_html when generating HTML.
As a result, you can now use Textile (or whatever
formatting scheme your String.to_html method supports)
markup in those parameters’ values.

• The copy task no longer creates redundant
subdirectories in output/ when the destination already

3 Usability

• Just as a link in the table of contents takes you
directly to a section, a section numbers now takes you
directly to its associated link in the table of

In the past, all section numbers took you to the head
of the table of contents, which was not very useful
when the table of contents was long.

• The end of an entry’s text is now clearly marked by a
thick black bar.