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Bug 307967 - LiveJournal Tag support
LiveJournal Tag support
Product: drivel
Classification: Deprecated
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
: 3.0
Assigned To: Neil Williams
Todd Kulesza
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-16 19:31 UTC by Jess Little
Modified: 2009-11-05 10:03 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

First shot at LJ tags support (22.84 KB, patch)
2005-06-17 03:01 UTC, Jess Little
none Details | Review
Update tags patch to current drivel-2-0 branch (17.31 KB, patch)
2006-06-15 12:53 UTC, palfrey
none Details | Review
update the patch for 2.0.4 branch (15.33 KB, patch)
2009-04-03 20:27 UTC, Neil Williams
committed Details | Review

Description Jess Little 2005-06-16 19:31:17 UTC
LiveJournal now supports tags.  So should Drivel!  Hooray for new features, eh?
Comment 1 Jess Little 2005-06-17 03:01:26 UTC
Created attachment 47885 [details] [review]
First shot at LJ tags support

Adds basic LJ tag support (tags for new posts, can load and tag old posts). The
UI for it is ugly...not sure where to put the entry box for tags.  Nothing yet
for tag management.
Comment 2 Todd Kulesza 2005-06-18 15:41:40 UTC
Sweet!  The back-end looks fine, but you're right, the UI doesn't really fit.

I setup a mailing list ( and will be making a post today
or tomorrow regarding future plans for Drivel--I have a lot of ideas, and would
love to have some other people critique them and/or offer their own.  The
editing UI is one of the things I'd love to overhaul, so let's hold off
commiting this for now until we know what direction the UI is going in.
Comment 3 Jess Little 2005-06-19 18:45:48 UTC
Yeah, I knew you were planning on a big UI change, so I didn't worry about it
too much in that patch.

I'm on the list already.  Fire at will!
Comment 4 palfrey 2006-06-15 12:53:37 UTC
Created attachment 67413 [details] [review]
Update tags patch to current drivel-2-0 branch

This obseletes the other patch, but I appear to be unable to obsolete it myself
Comment 5 toje 2007-10-19 22:59:02 UTC
Would it be possible to add this feature to the MoveableType-mode also? BloGTK supports tags with MT-like blogging systems (in my case: Serendipity), so there must be some provision for it in the XMLRPC used by this system.
Comment 6 Josh Saddler 2008-04-20 08:21:22 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Created an attachment (id=67413) [edit]
> Update tags patch to current drivel-2-0 branch

Sweet, this patch works nicely on my AMD64 system. The only thing it's missing is the ability to fetch existing tags for autocompletion, same as LJ has in its web interface.

Too bad Drivel seems to be dead; this patch could go in as-is. Oh well, thanks anyway. I'm using the patch locally at least. :)
Comment 7 Carlos Martín Nieto 2008-06-14 23:56:25 UTC
I see a problem with this patch.

+	if (!tags)
+		music = g_strdup ("");

That 'music' should be 'tags'.

I have a patch to add tag support for MT/WP and will be filling a bug tomorrow with it. We should try to merge the blog-agnostic code. If you're still interested in drivel, that is.
Comment 8 Neil Williams 2009-04-03 20:12:44 UTC
This is Debian bug 465805
Comment 9 Neil Williams 2009-04-03 20:14:36 UTC
(BTW, drivel isn't dead, it's just been v.quiet.)

I'll take a look at this for 2.1.
Comment 10 Neil Williams 2009-04-03 20:27:58 UTC
Created attachment 132033 [details] [review]
update the patch for 2.0.4 branch

Just updating the patch for the 2.0.4 branch with a few offsets. Currently being tested.
Comment 11 Neil Williams 2009-04-05 15:41:51 UTC
Updated the patch due to changes in #538960 - and it works OK. Tested in LJ.

This problem has been fixed in our software repository. The fix will go into the next software release. Thank you for your bug report.
Comment 12 Josh Saddler 2009-04-06 00:38:38 UTC
Nice! I'm very glad to know that Drivel development hasn't died.

Is it possible to add support for fetching existing tags from LJ so that they can be selected with just a click? Rather than having to first login to LJ in the browser to remember "what are my available tags."

The patch in this bug just seems to add another entry field for tags; it'd be nice if users could add their existing tags as well as create new ones.

Thanks again for reviving Drivel!
Comment 13 Neil Williams 2009-04-06 06:13:40 UTC
This bug is now closed and I don't think the "available tags" functionality is going to fit into 2.0.4, too many other changes. In particular, this patch already caused problems with updating the translations because it added a new translatable string. Adding the functionality to search for tags has the potential to require more translatable strings, so it's best to push that to 2.1 or later.

Please file a new bug detailing this request - maybe it can be done for 2.1.x