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From Sean Gilligan <>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code ideas for Roller?
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2008 18:02:31 GMT

> The March 17th deadline is coming up fast. Any ideas for interesting
> Roller development? 
> - Dave

Here's one --
   Create a standard blog template tag library and suite of templates 
that could
   be used by Roller and (with some effort by the other project) any 
other (JVM-based) blog.

I presented 

some of these ideas about 2 years ago (my how time flies) and many of 
the pre-reqs have since been built.

Java blog software fights an uphill battle for lots of reasons.  One 
reason is lack of pretty templates (not to put down any of the fine work 
that has been done, but WordPress has probably two orders of magnitude 
more choices available)  So maybe the other Java blog projects could 
join in on the development and at the very least define an extensible 
baseline spec for blog templates.  Then the different Java blog projects 
could focus on fighting some of the other uphill battles.

-- Sean

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