05.06.05

Switching to Roller nad dumping MovableType

Today I made a decision. After my unsuccessful upgrade to MovableType 3.1 I am at a point where I think it is time for a new weblog software. Therefore I decided to go for Roller, which is a Java based open-source solution. MovableType is both - vendor locked and non-Java.
I hate it to rely on code where I have no clue at all. (What the heck is perl ;) ) The only bad thing is that I have to switch hosting to get some Tomcat hosting, or I move the weblog over to my VServer.
Anyone with suggestions?
You might wonder why I chose Roller. THis is out of two reasons:
It poweres a two great sites: jroller.com and the sun bloggers.
It looks more sophisticated than blojsom or snipsnap or ...

And I recognized Matt Raible on the commiter list of Roller ;)
I just wonder if I should go for the source code and build it myself or take the finished tar?

Posted by Karsten at 05.06.05 18:40 | TrackBack
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I went through the same thing recently (last couple weeks) but I made the switch to WordPress.

It wasn't a slight against MovableType because I had been happily running it for a year or so, but I wanted to change to something that was a little easier to manage and theme. WordPress is great for that and its been a piece of cake to integrate flickr and amazon content.

I used Roller when I first started to blog a long time back, but it was on jroller which was suffering from stability issues so I fairly quickly made the switch to something I could run on my own hosting provider.

If you don't want to switch providers and want something you can run LAMP-style, I'd suggest you at least look at WordPress.

Posted by: Adam Jordens at 05.06.05 19:45

I went through the same thing recently (last couple weeks) but I made the switch to WordPress.

It wasn't a slight against MovableType because I had been happily running it for a year or so, but I wanted to change to something that was a little easier to manage and theme. WordPress is great for that and its been a piece of cake to integrate flickr and amazon content.

I used Roller when I first started to blog a long time back, but it was on jroller which was suffering from stability issues so I fairly quickly made the switch to something I could run on my own hosting provider.

If you don't want to switch providers and want something you can run LAMP-style, I'd suggest you at least look at WordPress.

Posted by: Adam Jordens at 05.06.05 19:46
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