May 13, 2004
Movable mistake?

Wow. Michael isn't kidding when he says that the trackback pings on SixLog's announcement about the licensing scheme for MovableType 3.0 are hugely negative - I think Gigli got better reviews. Now, I'm a sole author of a single blog, so this doesn't affect me much (I do participate in a MT group blog elsewhere), but I've been trying to convince Tiffany that blog publishing will be the easiest way to share baby pictures and stuff like that. Will having a second blog with a different author mean I've gotta shell out?

If Burningbird is correct about needing the register with TypeKey to get 3.0, and if this really does mean that there's no upgrade path for a casual user like myself, well, my options are to stay put (which I would anyway for awhile, until the bugs get worked out) or to look for alternatives. As it happens, I'm good friends with the guy who did the MT Import code for WordPress, so alternatives do exist for me. If I have a choice, though, I'd rather not have to take that path - migrations make me grumpy. I'm gonna wait and see, and hopefully things will work out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 13, 2004 to Blog stuff | TrackBack

What the hell? I was just about to switch to MT. Figures. I hosed everyone. :)

Seriously, my needs meet the "Free license" ones, but says I don't get all the features. But nowhere can I find which features are available "free", and which require purchasing a license.

Posted by: Morat on May 13, 2004 6:54 PM

Movable mistake?

Or perhaps an MT gesture!

Posted by: Steve Bates on May 13, 2004 7:18 PM

Morat, you can still get version 2.661 for free, as well as 3.0. I'm not sure what the deal is featurewise, but if I were you I'd just get 2.661 and worry about the rest later.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on May 13, 2004 8:51 PM

I went looking for a link, figuring I'd download it and keep it, but can't find it. I'll search again.

Posted by: Morat on May 13, 2004 9:37 PM

Never mind. Just snagged the full version, with libraries and it's sitting resident on my home system. So when I get a host, I'll have a copy.

Posted by: Morat on May 13, 2004 9:39 PM

I got 2.661, that is. You can bet you'll be getting the odd email from me when I go to set this thing up. :)

Posted by: Morat on May 13, 2004 9:40 PM