Yet another Ruby blog
So I went after blogging engines. If you ask me why I didn't scaffold it with Rails I'm gonna blow your head. My requirements were that it needed to be easy to style so I could make it look pretty, that it was filesystem based so I could manage it with git, and that it was markdown. The Ruby Toolbox has listed a bunch of Ruby engines in it's Blog Engine, no wonder! And couldn't find much more than that at the webz.
Rollin is a Ruby blog library. It renders your articles, provides search and archiving. Files are read from the filesystem in the Markdown format. Current list of features:
- Loads articles from a defined filesystem structure.
- Renders articles in the markdown format.
- Allows article specification with metatags similar to Jekyll's yaml front matter.
- Search articles by date.
- Search articles by metatags.
- Provides archiving by year and monthly.
You can read the full documentation at the rollin github page.
For the future it would be nice to have it working with any markup languages. Also having the ability to setup other sources like a git repository, google docs account, or dropbox could make it appealing for some people.