Linux desktop blog client – drivel

Posted on in Categories Linux desktop, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Ubuntu Linux last updated July 11, 2006

Drivel is a blog client for the GNOME desktop. It is designed to utilize the new features of GNOME 2.0 including GConf and GTK 2.0. Right now it supports following blogging platforms:

a) LiveJournal.com
b) Blogger.com
c) Movable Type
d) Advogato

To install type the command as root user:

# apt-get install drivel

OR as normal user (Ubuntu Linux):

$ sudo apt-get install drivel

To use drivel type the following command:

$ drivel &

drivel login

Next type username, password and select your blog software/platform.

drivel main window

Drivel allows you to perform most functions that are supported by the server such as posting, friends editing, friend groups, friend page checking, post editing etc. Overall it is a nice GNU/GPL tool.

3 comment

  1. Thanks!
    I installed Drivel yesterday and I use it on my Fedora Core 6 system – with KDE as the desktop environment.

    Needless to say, you need to use “su yum install drivel” instead of “sudo apt ..”.

    I wonder if there are any plugins for drivel? I would really like one that allows comments or such on WordPress, even though my main blog is hosted at blogspot.

    Just curious where I could find plugins, but drivel itself is simple and clean, very elegant!

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