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[Emacsweblogs] Re: weblogger 1.4.5

From: Leo
Subject: [Emacsweblogs] Re: weblogger 1.4.5
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 19:49:01 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On 2010-03-12 18:51 +0000, Mark A. Hershberger wrote:
> You can call M-x weblogger-toggle-edit-body to get back to
> the weblogger-entry buffer.  This could be set to a key, but because of
> the way this is designed, I didn't do that.
> The mode that you can use to edit the body can be customized and a can
> be used to take care of buffer conversion.
> For instance, I have set weblogger-edit-mode to to org-mode and added a
> hook to weblogger-weblogger-mode-toggle-hook to take care of converting
> an org-mode buffer to HTML suitable for sending to the server.
> I'm still not sure I like the design and will try to write a new
> function – weblogger-post-this-buffer — that would take any buffer and
> put the contents in a weblogger-entry mode buffer, optionally converting
> it via hooks.
> This would allow you to start writing in any buffer instead of starting
> a weblogger-entry buffer first.  You'd have the full power of whatever
> Emacs mode you wanted to use without this nasty hack.  Credit goes to
> David Abrahmson, IIRC, for this idea.
> Mark.

Thank you for your answer, Mark.

One thing really annoying to me about weblogger is that in a few places
it tries to automatically get the next post from the server into the
editing buffer. I don't know why it is designed this way.

Writing a post could take minutes to hours while deleting it takes just
a second. If it is really necessary to pull post from server for editing
it should be guarded carefully. I would suggest at least two
confirmations when C-c C-k with the first one in RED saying: You are
about to delete the post permanently. Go ahead?

But I think a better interface would be something like a dired buffer
listing all posts in the server for the user to choose for editing and
90% percent of the time I don't want to touch the posts that i have
already posted although I don't know other people's use case.

C-c C-k should be bound to discard editing only, deleting post is too
dangerous. And because its connection with message-mode, it could be
confusing. After all, C-c C-k in message mode does not delete an email
that's already sent.

Just a few thoughts ;)

Best wishes,


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