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Al­va is al­most the op­po­site of Niko­la. If Niko­la is about mak­ing stat­ic sites, Al­va is a dy­nam­ic site. How­ev­er, as Hegel sug­gest­s, from the the­sis and the an­tithe­sis comes the syn­the­sis.

So, Al­va is about dy­nam­i­cal­ly cre­at­ing stat­ic sites. If you want to have Niko­la in your serv­er in­stead of in your own com­put­er, and have the con­ve­nience of an on­line tool, that's the niche Al­va tries to fil­l.

So, you would in­stall Al­va, and use it like any oth­er we­b-based blog­ging tool. Yet, be­hind the sce­nes, you would have Niko­la, and all the per­for­mance and se­cu­ri­ty ben­e­fits of stat­ic sites.

And maybe some­day, I (or some­one) will put up a mul­ti­-us­er ver­sion of Al­va, and you will be able to get host­ed blogs, know­ing all the da­ta is yours and you can leave any­time and do your own thing.

This is very very ear­ly stages. So ear­ly it does not work yet. But here's a teaser:


There is no firm time­frame for this, it de­pends on a ton of oth­er stuff and may not even hap­pen.

jjconti / 2012-04-25 03:47:

A qué se debe el nombre?

Roberto Alsina / 2012-04-25 10:40:

El segundo nombre de Edison, el rival de Nikola Tesla :-)

Juan Rodríguez Monti / 2012-04-25 04:34:

Pinta bien esto.

Roger / 2012-04-25 04:49:

Thomas Alva Edison, muy propio el nombre, ya que se aprovecha del pobre Nikola, jeje

Pablo2M / 2012-04-25 13:15:

¿Con alva ya estamos a un paso de tener wikis en nikola o no?

Roberto Alsina / 2012-04-25 13:18:

No, ni cerca... bah, depende de que sea un wiki :-)

Yo le pondría estos requisitos mínimos:

* WikiWords con autolinkeado
* Autogeneración de la página de una WikiWord inexistente
* Cuentas

Pero sí, capaz que un wiki con nikola de backend estaría bueno porque la limitante de performance sería la cantidad de ediciones simultáneas en vez de la cantidad de vistas...

Stefano Costa / 2012-04-26 10:48:

Great! Now if you add support for user comments in the same way, it will be perfect (disqus is not really a good thing).

Roberto Alsina / 2012-04-26 10:51:

I disagree about Disqus not being a great thing. I have vague plans about allowing for comment freeze (get a dump from disuqs, convert to HTML and freeze into the document) for the far future.

OTOH, if there is a free, open source, or whatever, comment solution you prefer, I am happy to add optional support for it too.