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[ This is a test blog, with posts about the development of b2, and comments ]

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Problem: There's a security hole in gm-2-b2.php and blogger-2-b2.php in the 0.6.1 release.

Solution: Delete these files once your blog conversion is done, or edit them.

A fixed release will come shortly, and the CVS will be updated.


  • Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little are leading the new WordPress branch of b2, that is going to become the new official branch once they get a release out. If you want to help with WordPress, don't hesitate to contact either of them!
  • This website will get a minimalist redesign soon. A lot of sections are going away, including the "powered by b2" list. That list hasn't been updated for months on end, and with only 592 weblogs it makes it look like b2 isn't used by as many weblogs as it really is. Judging from the emails I get and the forums' activity, I estimate there are around 2000 b2 weblogs. This is a great accomplishment for me, and for everyone who supported me and the project.
  • The "recently updated b2" lists will disappear from the main page and wait for a maintainer to get back on the front. If you feel that you're up to the task of processing emails to add websites to this list, please email me and I'll give you the keys to the list's admin section if I feel that you are serious enough.

Now for the offtopic banter:
  • I am still jobless. My evil plans to conquer the world, that kept me busy for the past months, have been put to an temporary halt. This is the cause of much troubles in my personal life.
  • I am slowly but steadily redesigning my own website. I'm not opening the doors until I have more than just a weblog to show for it. By the way, the redesign will be based on standards as usual, but will also look different on everyone's computer.
  • With some of the money that I made by taking over the world (a small piece of it, for starters), I bought a digital camera, and proceded to photograph various things. I hope to get better at it than I am at PHP.
  • The current state of RSS is scaring me.
  • Elvis says hi!

Now for some shameless promotion of my beginner photographs:
michelv.deviantart.com (gallery)
michel v @ 02:38:51 443
20 comments, 9 trackbacks, 6 pingbacks


:: comments


ricebowl - email
Phew, so glad to finally see you around, man! : D 
23.05.03 @ 02:48:49 450


Tim Swanson - email - url
Wow, welcome back Michael, great to see you're alive and kicking. You might be interested in the mods that Donncha has been working on over here: http://blogs.linux.ie/xeer/

Here is the download section (notice it is coincidentally at version 0.6.1): http://cork.linux.ie/filemgmt/viewcat.php?cid=4
23.05.03 @ 05:05:40 545


Donncha - email - url
Glad to see movement in the b2 development again!
Hopefully Matt, Mike and myself will be able to swap code and ideas around to make b2 derived weblogs all the better!
23.05.03 @ 14:13:50 926


Wouter - url
Welcome back Michel, thanks for scaring the shit out of us! ; )  PLEASE remove the 'Recently updated b2 weblogs' from your front page, I've been on number one for months now and hate to see my hits go up just because I'm the last person that posted before the engine crashed.
I'm currently in a similar period as you've been, so you're going to have to wait for that paypal gift, but rest assured, once I can pay my food and rent, you're next. ; ) 
23.05.03 @ 14:35:04 941


Matt - email - url
Donncha, most definitely.
23.05.03 @ 18:13:29 092


GamerZ - email - url
Welcome Back Michel
23.05.03 @ 18:42:08 112


welcome back : )  I'm new to b2 and love it so far. can't wait for the new one!
24.05.03 @ 00:24:50 350


Polski - url
Hi Michel!
I am very glad you are back : )  I hope you found your turn.
25.05.03 @ 06:13:42 592


Simon - email - url
wb, good luck in the development : ) 
25.05.03 @ 13:27:14 893


ventonegro - email - url
Just to say welcome back, Michael. I use b2 and like it, I am really anxious for the next version. Keep up the good work : - ) 
25.05.03 @ 23:49:42 326


gojensen - email - url
Hey! Glad you are back and in good shape Michel! Best of luck to you...
26.05.03 @ 17:32:25 064


Simon - email - url
maybe a new feature to use could be an email scrambler so bots cant pick up emails.......
26.05.03 @ 18:37:04 109


HotShot - email - url
Tiens, un Shin-Ma : ) 
01.06.03 @ 03:13:10 467


Tony - url
Welcome back, Michel. After you made a brief appearance, I had stopped by the forums but then I ended up disappearing from here as I worked on finding a job too! Just curious, what kind of camera do you use for your pics? Model, etc... I'll check your gallery out to see if you listed it there...
02.06.03 @ 12:43:36 863


Damita - email - url
Woot your back yay!! *dances*
02.06.03 @ 14:18:08 929


Viper007Bond - url
*heads on over to +devWatch in exchange for making such a good piece of software* : D 

http://viper007bond.deviantart.com/ ; ) 
17.08.03 @ 11:15:19 802


We love your B2 and hope you will continue it's development!

23.08.03 @ 18:04:24 086


lucy - email
Has b2 finished now you've rolled out wordpress?
11.12.03 @ 18:57:38 165


Jasmine - url
Is wordpress the continuation of B2 and will B2 be developed any further. Just a little confused?
13.01.04 @ 00:02:05 376


Jason Thompson - email - url
Who's the pretty girl at the top of the site?
24.09.04 @ 15:51:41 994


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What is b2 ?
A classy news/weblog tool (aka logware).

How does it work ?
You type something and hit "blog this" and in the next second it's on your page(s). You can write extended entries, or even entries that span multiple pages. You can also use BloggerAPI clients to post to your b2 weblog.
What's original in b2 ? Pages are generated dynamically from the MySQL database, so no clumsy 'rebuilding' is involved. It also means faster search/display capabilities, and the ability to serve your news in different 'templates' without any hassle.

Requirements ?
A server that can run PHP4, and a MySQL database (you can install b2 in an already existing database, and you can put several b2's in one database).

Where can I download it ?
b2 0.6 is the latest public release.
You can also visit the CVS server for the latest code, at your own risks.
See the ReadMe file for requirements and installation instructions.

Contact info ?
E-mail: m@tidakada.com
Forums: over there. :)

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e-mail me when you install b2 on your site, include your URL to be linked here.


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To be included in that list whenever you post to your weblog, please use b2 v0.6 or later, and then e-mail update@tidakada.com with: your site's name, URL, e-mail, and a password. You will then receive an e-mail with an ID string that you'll have to paste in your b2config.php file. And then you'll be linked there :)


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