Github: alt.sources.* rides again, on steroids.

It’s back to he days of alt.sources.*.   With the advent of github, I seem to be building my favorite tools  from sources again most of the time.   They work better, faster with no waiting on packagers or vendors.

For something I was working on, I wound up having to clone part of a git tree into a new repository, which turned out to be surprisingly hard. This helped:

http://ariya.ofilabs.com/2014/07/extracting-parts-of-git-repository-and-keeping-the-history.html

But it lead to  pulling the source for for git itself to have git-subtree work

http://engineeredweb.com/blog/how-to-install-git-subtree/

and I’ve already decided that building  with the demise of Damien Cassou’s emacs snapshots https://launchpad.net/~cassou/+archive/ubuntu/emacs, the best route is to build emacs from the latest sources https://github.com/eludom/HOWTO/blob/master/emacsFromSrc.org, and for various reasons the same goes for org-mode https://github.com/eludom/HOWTO/blob/master/getLatestOrg.sh

Things seem to have come full circle.   Back before RPM and apt-get we used to pull the latest source out of the local alt.sources.* Usenet archives and build everything (to this day I have a ~/src/ or ~/build/ directory on many  systems, but it’s migrating to ~/git/${GITHUB_USERNAME}/package

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org2blog

Blogging

README

Atom blogging via BPE

BPE Installation

Install Google Client commandline/API tools

On Ubuntu try

sudo apt-get install googlecl

Configure package

For me this looked like

cd ~src
bzunzip2 g-client.tar.bz2
tar -xvf g-client.tar
cd src/g-client
make config
make

install BPE form packages

BPE posting instructions

  • open an .org file
  • C-c C-i to insert a template
  • write the post
  • C-c C-p to posts
  • posts as draft
  • bug: have to insert a ” tagname” after “#+TAG:” in template.

BPE configuraiton code

; set up emacs interface to googlecl
(add-to-list 'load-path "~/src/g-client" t)
(load-library "g")

; setup bpe
(require 'bpe)
(require 'htmlize nil 'noerror) ; to fontify source code block on your blog.
(setq bpe:account   "eludom@gmail.com")
(setq bpe:blog-name "usefulfoo")
(define-key org-mode-map (kbd "C-c C-p") 'bpe:post-article)
(define-key org-mode-map (kbd "C-c C-i") 'bpe:insert-template)
;; For Japanese, default is $LANG environment variable.
;(setq bpe:lang "ja_JP.UTF-8")

WordPress blogging

org2blog installation

org2blog posting instructions

  • Log in M-x org2blog/wp-login
  • Create a posting template M-x org2blog/wp-new-entry
  • post buffer as draft C-c d M-x org2blog/wp-post-buffer
  • publish buffer C-c p C-u M-x org2blog/wp-post-buffer
  • post buffer as page draft C-c D M-x org2blog/wp-post-buffer-as-page
  • publish buffer as page C-c P C-u M-x org2blog/wp-post-buffer-as-page

org2blog learning

play with it

learn how to post to different blogs

learn about tags, links, categories, etc.

org2blog configuration code

(setq load-path (cons "~/.emacs.d/elpa/org2blog-20130704.908/" load-path))
(require 'org2blog-autoloads)

(setq org2blog/wp-blog-alist
      '(("wordpress"
         :url "http://eludom.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php"
         :username "eludom"
         :default-title "Goodbye World"
         :default-categories ("org2blog" "emacs")
         :tags-as-categories nil)
        ("food8forthought"
         :url "https://food8forthought.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php"
         :username "eludom"
         :default-title "Set a title next time"
         :default-categories ("word" "vi")
         :tags-as-categories nil)
        ))
(message "blogging.org finished.")