I have a strong itch to move my blog off of MT and onto a Java-based blog tool. I’m not really that picky on features other then I’ll need an easy way to load all my content from this MT blog.
Yes, I can Google for “Java Blog tool” and then go search each result trying to find out if they have a way to load MT entries into their system…. but I’m hoping one of the developers of the Java-based tools will read this post and push their app.
Without doing the Google search, the Java-based blog tools that I will have to choose from are:
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Can Pebble import MT entries out of the box? No, but I’d be more than happy to work with you to make this happen. If you supply some MT files, I’ll have a go. I’ve had several people offer to build an MT import utility but it’s never happened for one reason or another. If you’re interested, the basic approach is this -> http://www.simongbrown.com/blog/2005/02/07/migrating_to_pebble.html
I’ll be more then happy to provide you with some MT files. What do you need?
Which database are you using? Would it be possible to send me a dump or an extract somehow?
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As far as blojsom is concerned, there’s a MovableType to blojsom Perl script that someone has already written. It’s available at http://wiki.blojsom.com/wiki/display/blojsom/Contributions. That may be of some use to you.
Also, in the forthcoming release of blojsom, there’s a syndication feed import plugin that will be available to allow you to point a new installation at a syndication feed to import those posts.
If I can answer any questions, let me know.
Have you heard of Yoursite? Its an up and coming Java-based blog engine. Its feature packed, you can read all about it at http://yoursite.scottwalter.com. Although I don’t have theme support in it yet, all customization is done through velocity templates.
BTW–I met you at the last JavaMug with scott williams. Scott Williams is now a committer on my open source blogging engine.
Yes I’ve heard of Yoursite. I’m not sure how I ended up there but once I noticed it was your project (I remembered meeting you at the JavaMUG meeting last month) I took a longer look.
I’ve kind of made up my mind that I want to go with a tool that is not using a db for it’s data store.
You have any selling points that might push me to Yoursite over another tool? What are the wizbang features that Yoursite offers that aren’t offered with other tools?