Posted by – September 21, 2009
We’ve been moving things around as Labs/Blogs reaches the end of its project. This means major changes for Simplish — we hope in the form of expanded collaboration and easier access. At any rate, the theme is moving, but not going away, and continues to be maintained by Utopian.net Labs.
Simplish is fairly stable these days, but if you had been following the git development branch, the source is now using the Mercurial DVCS and hosted at Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/simplish/. We hope you’ll want to join the project as a contributor, and that you’ll find the code easier to access and issues, if any, easier to report.
The demo blog hopped over to our burgeoning hosted-solution service, and can now be found at http://simplish-demo.pomfolio.com. This blog will likely follow it there in the near future — or else will be entirely replaced by the wiki and other pages/documentation possibilities at Google Code.
Of some note to developers is the fact that during the git -> hg -> code.google.com import-export chain, we left out individual author names on past commits – they have the single author of our hg mirror repo. This leaves out some commit credit, not least for Demetris & Brianna. Individual authors will be there as usual on future commits pushed to the new project home.
Posted by – April 25, 2009
We created a Simplish mailing list/Google Group tonight, to help make developing, translating, or reporting issues with Simplish a little easier. We’ve largely conducted that with blog comments here (which are still quite welcome) & individual emails, but as a few more people outside utopian.net contribute to the theme, this should let us more conveniently keep in sync.
We realize the list will be of use and interest mostly to developers, translators, and bug-reporters, so we will of course continue to announce new features, any problems, and new versions of the theme here on the blog.
This is significant in another way, because we usually host our own services, including lists, but I was feeling both lazy and experimental enough to take advantage of an external service for this, for now. We’ll see how it goes.
You can join by sending mail to email@example.com, or by visiting the web interface for a more forum-like experience at http://groups.google.com/group/simplish.
Posted by – November 15, 2008
In a context completely unrelated to “threaded” discussion comments on blog posts, Rob Pike once wrote:
Threads are like salt. I like salt, you like salt, we all like salt. But we eat more pasta than salt.
Implementing (what will eventually be) WordPress 2.7′s new threaded comments is not difficult, and doing so yields a moderately useful new organization element: threading, or individual replies, similar to the presentation of discussion forums, many newsreaders, the Gmail message list, or the Twitter @. This post by Ottodestruct has plenty of info to get you started against the latest subversion tip to get threaded comments working in your theme.
I will probably link to a quick alpha Simplish with cut-and-paste test code for a threaded comments template shortly, but I’m interested in opinions right now.