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Linux Blog Updates

Filed under: The Linux Blog News — at 3:07 pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve done some feature improvements on TheLinuxBlog and quite frankly it’s about time for some updating and modernization. Here are some changes I’ve made and some features I’m planning on adding.

Contributors Page

I’ve Finally added a page for contributors in appreciation for the posts they’ve written. Included on this page are some other blogs and sites worth mentioning. If you’d like to write for The Linux Blog, just send me an e-mail.

Code Display

Long overdue, I’ve finally broken down and implemented pretty code blocks. I’ve updated every single post, and now code blocks feature nice syntax highlighting like:

echo "wow, this looks much better"


echo "this for single lines"

After running a mysql query to find & replace it was a bit of a pain to go back through every post I’d written and verify that the formatting didn’t break but I believe the results are well worth it!

Code Repository

This is a big one, and is not yet done, but I plan to host a repository for all code and snippets. I’ll be linking to it from each post and rather than copy and pasting code blocks, you’ll just be able to check out what you need, or the whole repository. I’m thinking of using RedMine or Trac for this. I’ll be sure to let you all know when it’s finished!