Anyway, there was one other minor fix, which allows “cb” to be a valid category name again. It’s minor and fiddly but hey, consistency, right? (And anyway you never know, someone might use Publ for a site that has a CB enthusiasm blog!)
- Improved the login flow for when someone is logged in but goes to an entry they don’t have access to
- Simplified generating login and logout links from templates
Status: UNLISTEDas a synonym for
There is not much left for v0.5, incidentally!
Wow, this is a pretty major update: authentication is now a thing!
It isn’t quite complete yet – I still have a few more things I want to add before I consider it done (and therefore release v0.5.0) – but this is at least in a state where it’s ready to be experimented with. Probably. I need to sleep first, before I start adding authentication to my website.
I’ve released Authl 0.1.1, which adds support for Mastodon authentication. And the Publ test suite now is up-to-date with that as well.
There’s a few things I want to do on Publ before I release a version for use on my own website, the big one being the ability to provide a better login page, and some refactoring around built-in templates now that built-in templates are becoming a thing.
I also really want to redo how I manage the documentation site, because it’s getting kind of untenable at this point.
Anyway, really soon I’ll have properly-private content on my website again, and hopefully this will be enough of a feature for people to actually be interested in Publ!
Hey, wait, Publ’s a Flask application!
How about that.
I wrote more about this on my personal blog but to summarize, I finally made some progress on actually working on Authl, which was the missing piece I needed before finally getting started on private posts. No promises on when I’ll actually have that functionality working, but at least I’ve finally gotten over the chicken-and-egg bump of not having any auth system to implement privacy against (and no privacy system to implement auth for).
Anyway, if anyone wants to play with what I have so far, there’s an incredibly basic starting point over yonder.
Just another small-ish release to address some bugs and minor interop concerns:
HIDDENentries now come with headers that opt out of caching and archival
absolute=Truenow applies to all links, not just rewritten ones
- Templates now correctly cache when using arbitrary GET parameters (using
request.argsper Flask convention)
- Improved the error messaging for a malformed pagination query
This weekend I’ll be at IndieWeb Summit in Portland, Oregon! I hope to see some of you there.
Not a whole lot new in this one, because I haven’t had time to work on Publ lately.
This release is mostly to fix a silly bug that was causing apostrophes and quotes to get dropped from plaintext renditions of titles and whatnot, which was caused by some of the refactoring I did in the run up to the 0.4.0 release and didn’t notice until just now.
I also fixed a MathJax test, and did a bunch of refactoring/cleanup of one of the internal API shims. Nothing user-facing.
Oh! And I’ll be attending IndieWeb Summit 2019 in Portland at the end of the month. I look forward to meeting other IndieWeb wonks! I love that RSVPing to it got me to finally fix my site template’s RSVP function.
And in other news I’ve finally been cleaning up the quickstart guide thanks to some feedback from a potential user. If you’ve been wanting to try Publ but were entirely confused or lost or whatever, please give it another look! And of course I am happy to get documentation feedback (or pull requests!) on the site repository.
Oh wow, I finally closed out the Publ 0.4.0 milestone. So, wow, this is a pretty big deal for me.
Changes since 0.3.23:
- Fixed a bug with absolute paths in asset links
- Added a default error handler if there’s no global error template configured
- Finally added the ability to configure the Markdown processor, both at the global and per-template level
So that closes out the last three issues before I was ready to consider this usable by a wider audience. Neat.
There’s a lot of stuff I want to do for 1.0 of course, but also more importantly I need to vastly improve the documentation on this site, as well as collect things to make it easier for people to get started with Publ. I would absolutely invite people to make suggestions; have you looked into Publ, and been confused about what exactly to do? Please let me know!
I got an itch today to do a bunch of feature work, and also found and fixed a bunch of bugs that I didn’t catch before.
Changes for this release:
- Fixed a bunch of tests which broke when I reorganized the test repository
prefix_attributes now apply correctly to image and imageset
- Entries with empty slug-text now omit the slug-text separator from their permalink URL
- Markdown entries now support link rewriting for
srcattributes (so for example
<audio src="local_file.mp3">will now work)
- Major bug fixes to the HTML renderer, which was dropping all entities, character references, and comments (oops)
- Disabled automatic smartquoting in HTML entries
It’s been a while since I’ve worked on IndieWeb stuff, but I finally got around to releasing an extremely preliminary version of reblob, a little commandline thingus to make this stuff easier. Eventually I’ll also have a server-based version here, at least as an example.
I’ve now released Publ v0.3.22, which is mostly a bugfix release but also adds a couple of useful things. Major changes:
- Entries which are set to status
GONEno longer function as path-alias redirections
tags, allowing templates to build in tag browsing
viewnow has tag refinements, making it easier to modify views' tag restrictions
- Fixed a silly bug which was causing top-level categories to not redirect without a trailing
- Also did a bunch of refactoring on image handling, with no functionality change but it makes the code easier to navigate (I hope)
Oh and I guess I forgot to post a release announcement of v0.3.21 back on April 2, oops! There were some pretty major fixes to that:
- Somehow the
<img alt>attribute got turned to
<img alt_text>, which is not valid. That has been fixed. (I suspect I was really tired when I was reorganizing some code.)
- JPEGs now correctly support EXIF orientations/rotations
- Added support for
entry.summary, as well as overriding the summary text on an entry..
Also, how did I miss that v0.3.21’s release was on the first anniversary of my first functioning blog post?! Wow, time flies.
I have released v0.2.5 of Pushl. The changes since v0.2.4:
- Improved the logging levels a bunch, making them more useful
- Added the ability to only send WebSub for feeds
The latter improvement makes it so that if your site is accessible from multiple URLs (e.g.
https, or multiple domain names), it won’t send multiple Webmentions to everyone with each possible URL. This helps to cut down on spamminess to sites which don’t detect multi-origin pings (such as most IndieWeb blogs or fed.brid.gy).
I also finally added a tools page to this website, to collect useful things that make Publ work better with other things. I also intend to add various useful quality-of-life things like an image cropping tool, and whatever else might occur to me down the road.
Someday I need to get around to making a proper “Features” page for this site, too. Someday…
Yep, it’s another release. New stuff in this one:
- Changed cropping to be
(x,y,w,h)(as previously mentioned) and also changed scale-cropping to be a single-pass operation
- Added a
tagsproperty to view objects
Also, on an administrative note, if you would like to help fund the development of Publ, I have switched from Patreon to Liberapay, which provides a bunch of advantages over Patreon and is much better-suited to open-source development.
While trying to figure out some weird access patterns on the day-job site I had the realization Pushl wasn’t actually specifying a user-agent, so it was just coming through as the generic
aiohttp one, which isn’t very friendly.
Now it sends a reasonable user-agent by default, and this can be overridden by the
--user-agent flag if you want to for your own analytics or whatever.
Oh, and I had quietly released 0.2.3 a few days ago; there were just some minor internal changes to logging and also declaring Pushl as beta, rather than alpha, software.
I’ve done a bunch more work on Pushl to try to get it more stable. In particular, I’ve made it so that it will only recurse into feeds that are on domains that were declared in the initial requests, and I seem to have cleared up some cases which were causing it to hang and also added a global timeout which will, hopefully, prevent it from hanging indefinitely.
I do wish I could figure out what is causing the hangs when they do happen though. Oh well. Some discussion of the issue below the cut.
I’ve been working on getting Pushl much more stable and reliable, particularly around a persistent “too many open files” error I was having, which turned out to be primarily due to a fd leak in the caching routines. Oops.
Anyway, there’s also seemingly a problem with how
aiohttp manages its connection pool, at least on macOS, so I’ve disabled connection keep-alive by default. However, if you still want to use keep-alive, there’s now a
--keepalive option to allow you to do that. I’m finding that it doesn’t really improve performance all that much anyway.
This is feeling beta-ready but I’ll give it a few days for other issues to shake out first.
The main thing is now it’s using async I/O instead of thread-per-connection, so it’s way more efficient and also times out correctly.
And oh gosh, I had so many tiny but critical errors in the way caching was implemented – no wonder it kept on acting as if there was no cached state. Yeesh.
Anyway, I’ll let this run on my site for a few days and if I like what I see I’ll upgrade it to beta status on PyPI.
I’ve released Publ v0.3.19, which now finally has a tagging system, which is only one of the oldest issues that was still open.
Here’s a list of what’s been added or changed since 0.3.18:
- The test site is now part of the Publ repository itself (as mentioned previously)
fullsize_cropto image renditions (although I’ve already decided the format should be different after using this for a day)
- Fixed an issue with unpaged archive links getting filtered
- Prune missing files from the index
I finally got my first contribution to Publ, which is really great, but it led to me finally realizing that putting the smoke tests for the software in the main site wasn’t so great. So the tests have been moved into the library itself, so they’re only really visible to people who are actually working on the code for Publ itself.
Eventually I’ll make a “features” section that demonstrates the features of Publ instead, since some of the tests were used (clumsily) for that purpose.
While I’m here, I figured I’d mention that the day job’s website is now running on Publ. Woo.