I just upgraded to OpenSuse 11.1 and it’s giving WordPres grief. MarsEdit looses the left angle bracket characters when the article is transmitted via xmlrpc. I don’t have a solution but here’s what’s going on:
I downloaded libxml2-2.7.2 and installed. It didn’t help.
I switched from blogger, which is the google hosted blogs to my own self hosted blog running WordPress. To be precise, I’m running WPMU or WordPress multi-user.
I did it mostly because my home-brewed website wasn’t being fully utilized. WordPress gave me the basics of what I wanted: provide some static contact, make it easy to link to anything I have under development, and provide the dynamic content (aka blog entries).
Wordpress offers a decent number of themes and lots of ways to customize. I also wanted to be able to upload photos and videos more directly instead of going through Picasa or Fickr.
The migration is easy — you can import directly into WordPress from Blogger. While in WordPress:
I’m not sure what went wrong for me but I lost all the formatting the articles had.
There were some problems with funky characters that caused MarsEdit issues but some editting took care of that.
A little late to the party (11.1 is going to be available in 5 days on Dec 18, 2008) but I finally upgraded my server, including going to OpenSuse 11.0. Btw, installing from a DVD is way better than poping CDs in and out. Some notes along the way:
- I had to enable DHCP explicitly
- After enabling DHCP, I had to do /etc/init.d/network restart
- Ran updates
- Installed printer. Via timecapsule, Network print direct
- Installed apache2, mod_python, etc
- Installed mercurial
- Installed gcc/g++ (4.3)
- qt4-devel, qt4-devel-doc, PyQt qt
- emacs, emacs-lisp, xemacs, xemacs-packages
- texlive, texlive-latex