MT 3 – Movable Type

Monday - 17 May 2004

Well in my too busy to keep up world, I put off upgrading my MT 2.64 installation to the MT 2.66 version. Now it seems, I am really too late, as it will cost me at least $65 according to the new MT3 licenses.

There has been quite a backlash at MT around these licenses:
MetaFilter and Dive in to Mark.
MT has updated some of the licenses and added a FAQ that helps clarify things.

I never did with this blog what my original intent was. I always planned on adding a second or third blog to my installation, and without upgrading, I can still do that. No errors with MT2.64 will be addressed, and as I see it no way to get to 2.66 without paying, and that won’t be updated either.

So at least for awhile this site will remain MT.
There is a possibility that I will go with WordPress at some point.
[Well that took, lets see — 6 years!] Only time will tell.

I had hoped to turn my main domain, into a blog operated site, and had planned on using MT, but now I probably won’t do that, or at least not use MT.

Still need to put together a photo gallery, which I also had planned to use MT for with the Gallery script. Now I don’t know just how I will do that.

Changes are ahead, what ever way I go. And lack of time to implement them is a constant.

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5 thoughts on “MT 3 – Movable Type

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    gaile said: on thursday – 20 may 2004 – 09:22 pm

    I’ve just installed a test site with WordPress and it ROCKS! As well, I’ve seen that WordPress plays nicely with Gallery, so there’s a plus. I’ve got a not yet open to the public Gallery site that I’m fully integrating with pMachine (free version). SO – I can probably help if you get stuck somewhere along the way, whatever you decide! (and I have a zip of MT 2.65 if you should ever want it…)

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    bobbi said: on friday – 21 may 2004 – 11:39 am

    Thanks Gaile.. can’t wait to see your new sites.
    Will probably take you up on your offers as well,
    as soon as I have more than a 1/2 hour at a time on here.

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    Shelagh said: on saturday – 22 may 2004 – 02:40 am

    Hi Bobbi
    I saw your comment about WP at Gaile’s site and just came over to say that I switched to WP a couple of months ago and really like it. After using MT for many years it was difficult to change, I had got very set in my ways! I have MT2.661 upgrade still if you need it.

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    Sara said: on tuesday – 25 may 2004 – 03:43 am

    I really like WP. 🙂 Your blog is great, Bobbi! I finally clicked the link on Gaile’s blog to you!

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    bobbi said: on sunday – 30 may 2004 – 03:21 pm

    Thanks Shelagh, I emailed you.
    And thanks for the blog kudos Sara… I really need to post, but just got back from a week away and tons of other less fun things to do first.

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