Linux desktop blog client – drivel

last updated in Categories Linux desktop, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Ubuntu Linux

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:

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.


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

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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