Has anyone ever noticed the lack of good blog writing software for linux? I know that ‘good’ is a relative term and some may be happy with the way it is now. I am not.
Right now there are two applications doing a somehow more or less good job: ScribeFire and BlogGTK.
I already mentioned ScribeFire in my post about my favourite Firefox addons and it’s actually the application I use. I love cross platform applications and although this one needs Firefox to run it is what comes closest to what I need right now. Bad about it is that since Firefox mimics GTK the tabs look distorted in some weird way, and I’m not sure if this is related but the close buttons doesn’t work. There are other smaller bugs as well, but in the end it still does its job.
BlogGTK is as the name suggests using GTK, I’d prefer something using QT4 but hey, I’m not a toolkit nazi. If it works I couldn’t care less about the toolkit. The problem is that it doesn’t work very well, at least not any more. The project has been dead for about 3 years and as it seems the Metablog or WordPress API changed. Some functions don’t work, I can’t edit older posts, they just get published a second time, and I can’t access my categories.
The project just got resurrected recently and I’m waiting for the first snap shot of 2.0.
Still both applications in their current state are absolutely no match to applications like the Windows Live Writer.
I hope this will change in the future. *lookingoveratbloggtkdevelopment*