Linux desktop blog client – drivel

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 &

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

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.

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3 comments… add one
  • skvmb Dec 16, 2009 @ 21:52

    This is awesome. Thank you.

  • sandrar Sep 10, 2009 @ 14:35

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  • Garg Nov 21, 2007 @ 9:44

    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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