I’m happy to announce that Preposterous 1.0 is now available!
A number of features have been implemented and many bugs have been put to bed. There’s also been some minor architectural changes that allow Preposterous to be a little more sophisticated (like, rendering non-incomplete HTML) but also retain the spartan-by-design spirit.
Notably, the index pages (the server index as well as the post indexes for
individual blogs) use an ajax-style request to load the contents of their
lists. If this sounds too fancy, don’t panic, the static lists are available
in the files /blogs.html and **/
Additional points of interest include support for text, html, image (jpg, png, gif), audio (mp3, ogg, wav) and video (mp4, mov) posts, and a “reload” flag for the script that allows server operators to update all static content on the site from the original IMAP source.
Also I’d like to thank everyone who’s shown interest in the project and provided encouragement to see this through. I’m excited to see what you do with it!
_p.s. if you’d like to give Preposterous a try without setting up your own server, you can join the beta site by sending a post to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. _