envyed Ecto on Macintosh and similar solutions on XP (And I guess now Vista.). I wanted a WYSIWYG blog client in Linux. I’ve tried out Drivel, gnome-blog, KBlogger and BloGTK (Which I think is the best of the cited lot.) but not one of them has a WYSIWYG editor. The closest I came was a Firefox extension given the ugly name of Performancing. I’m using that extension now to knock out this entry here on the site.
Performancing has a few things going for it:
- It’s built right into the browser and it’s lean.
- It’s WYSIWYG, though not an especially robust form of WYSIWYG.
But it also has several drawbacks:
- The markup it generates isn’t especially valid.
- It has no spellcheck but, I really can’t hold that against it. Dictionaries require space and power.
As it stands, blog clients for Linux still stink. Look, there is already talk of adding WYSIWYG to blog clients for PDAs! Come on you FOSSdevelopers, get on the clock!