Logs for #nikola for 2016-04-12

17:55:34 <clee> is there any way to get a nice Markdown editor in Coil?
17:56:14 <ChrisWarrick> clee: no
17:56:32 * clee cries
17:56:41 <ChrisWarrick> clee: do you know any nice Markdown editor?
17:57:11 <clee> ChrisWarrick: https://simplemde.com would be nice :)
17:57:18 <clee> open source, available at https://github.com/NextStepWebs/simplemde-markdown-editor
17:57:43 <ChrisWarrick> clee: Coil is open-source too
17:57:49 <ChrisWarrick> clee: I guess you could make a patch that supports it
17:57:58 <ChrisWarrick> clee: I’ve grown to hate Coil, it’s been nothing but pain for me
17:58:00 <clee> ChrisWarrick: if it's something that might have a chance of being merged, I'm down for that
17:58:03 <clee> aw :(
17:58:19 <clee> that's a shame. I'm just now playing with it for the first time, and it's really cool!
17:58:26 <ChrisWarrick> clee: I could certainly merge it
17:58:42 <clee> (I'm resurrecting my blog, which used to use the nodejs 'punch' generator, and I just got everything generating with nikola last night)
17:59:17 <ChrisWarrick> awesome!
18:00:18 <clee> https://c133.org/ :)
18:00:39 <clee> and I was just playing around with Coil, which seems like a really cool way to manage the blog instead of having to do everything in the CLI all the time.
18:01:03 <ChrisWarrick> clee: get yourself there: https://users.getnikola.com/
18:02:05 <ChrisWarrick> Coil would be awesome, if (a) there was someone with time contributing to it, and (b) certain people were nice and didn’t whine without even trying to help
18:02:40 <ChrisWarrick> because thanks to certain people, even thinking about Coil is not a pleasurable experience
18:03:19 <clee> ChrisWarrick: I'm sorry to hear that, man.
18:03:29 <ChrisWarrick> clee: It’s not your fault.
18:03:43 <clee> ChrisWarrick: well, instead of acting like a spoiled whiner, I'll see if I can come up with a patch to add a markdown editor :)
18:04:08 <ChrisWarrick> hey, thanks!  If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to ask for help.
18:04:35 <KwBot> [nikola] Kwpolska closed issue #2313: No module named _bsddb when nikola build https://github.com/getnikola/nikola/issues/2313
18:04:53 <clee> since I've never poked at the Coil code before, mind giving me a quick pointer to where I might want to start?
18:06:13 <ChrisWarrick> clee: of course, I guess you would need to modify the templates for that, and add the needed JS/CSS.
18:07:05 <ChrisWarrick> clee: You would also need to make it configurable. I guess a simple %if: in templates would be enough, along with a global context addition (I’ll probably help you when you’ll have most of it done)
18:09:40 <ChrisWarrick> clee: start over here: https://github.com/getnikola/coil/blob/develop/coil/data/templates/mako/coil_post_edit.tmpl — this might even be an `elif is_markdown:` thing in the end
18:26:02 <clee> ChrisWarrick: awesome! thanks :)
18:26:12 <ChrisWarrick> clee: you’re welcome!