myelin: BlogGazer

An XML Weblog Browser

A Weblog Browser is a tool that lets you browse XML backups of bzero and Radio weblogs.

History

The first Weblog Browser was BlogBrowser by Brent Simmons, for Mac OS (screenshot). BlogGazer is Windows-only, although it's written in Python, which will make it a little easier to port to other operating systems. Pete Cole has written one that runs inside Internet Explorer (you can find it on his page of Zeepe Framework demos).

The 'BlogGazer' name is from Robert Barksdale.

More info on the backup format: Formats for Blog Browsers (Dave Winer).

Download

Requires Windows and Internet Explorer 4.

Extract that and run browse.exe. Then drop me a line and tell me if it works or not.

Change log

v0.02 - Development snapshot of second alpha release (coming soon). Known issues:

Bugfixes since v0.01:

v0.01 - Initial alpha release (announcement | press). Current known issues:

Attributions

BlogGazer includes Python, available from python.org.

BlogGazer includes wxPython, available from wxpython.org.

BlogGazer includes Mark Hammond's Win32 extensions for Python, available from starship.python.net/crew/mhammond/win32.

BlogGazer uses Mark Nottingham's RSS parser, available from mnot.net/python and released under the following license:

BlogGazer uses Brett Cannon's pure Python version of strptime, available from the Pythoncookbook:

Thanks to the Python team, the wxPython team, Mark, Mark and Brett.

Anyone else? Mail me if I forgot you :-)