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Django 1.0 install on Mac OS X 10.5.5

I initially used this guide, but made some changes:

1) Downloaded Django-1.0.tar.gz from here.

2) Created and extracted the contents of the tar.gz:

mkdir ~/sandbox
cd ~/sandbox
tar xzf ~/Downloads/Django-1.0.tar.gz

3) Make the following soft-links:

cd /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/
ln -s ~/sandbox/Django-1.0/django django
cd /usr/local/bin/
sudo ln -s ~/sandbox/Django-1.0/django/bin/django-admin.py django-admin.py
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I decided to try out Blogo in the previous blog article I wrote about my Canon camera being repaired.  Here it goes, short and sweet:

Pros

  • nice looking application and user experience
  • support several different blogging engines (WordPress, Blogger, Typepad)
  • you can write, publish and preview your blog stories
  • Adding images was easy, simple drag and drop.

Cons

  • I could not “fold” my story.  I like inserting the “read more” link in longer blog stories I write.
  • There was no spell checker!?!
  • Inserting images could be better handled.  When I dropped an image a new window asked me how I wanted to add the image to the article (thumbnail or original size).  I would prefer it default and stay out of my way, but letting me change the default if I decide before publishing the story!
  • It didn’t let me specify my Category, including not listing the categories I already have stored in WordPress.

Suggestions?

  • How about templates? I wouldn’t mind having a common template for a particular story I do on my blog; like software comparisons for iPhone or Mac software! 🙂

Cost?  $25

Version? 1.1

Decision? I decided to remove it.  I used AppZapper on it…