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Even if you don't multiboot several operating systems it might be useful to show GRUB menu and give a little timeout to pick the right item.

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On July 2nd WriteFreely v.0.10 was released with two little commits by me: Lithuanian translation and lessc installation fix for CentOS – so proud to be listed among contributors 😊 To celebrate it I'm posting quick guide how to update WriteFreely instance when building binary from source.

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WriteFreely is open source, lightweight blogging platform written in Go programming language.

Motivation to build WriteFreely

While absolute king of blogs is WordPress, which in fact [powers somewhat 30% of all websites][1], some say it is overloaded, choosing perfect theme is extremely difficult and some (especially free) plugins are poisoned with different kinds of tracking. I do use WordPress on my main site as well, but over the years I' ve figured it seriously takes time to post an article (and I'm not yet even aquainted with Gutenberg).

WriteFreely here is a nice alternative claiming to offer a distraction-free writing experience. While supporting HTML, software mainly relies and endorses markdown. I do not plan ditching WordPress anytime soon, but I was very curious to try out lightweight platform that natively federates.

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As CentOS still ships MariaDB 5.5, some users might still have an issue initializing WriteFreely's schema.sql.

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