In this blog I'm going to be documenting the creation and design decisions of MeTal, my blogging system/CMS.
Addendum 2016-07-26: The project is now known as Mercury.
MeTal was born from my frustrations with two other major blogging systems, Movable Type and WordPress. I've used the former for many years, but had to give it up when its open source edition ceased development. Rather than move to WordPress or learn Perl, I decided to learn Python and create my own system.
This blog is being created with MeTal, and I'll be using it to both showcase and discuss the system as it develops and moves from a lab toy to a full-blown product.
Over the next few posts I'll be talking in detail about my rationale for creating this system, what I want to accomplish with it, and why I made the choices I did for how it'll be assembled.
Addendum 2016-01-25: I've also written up a project roadmap.
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