Slogger gets oAuth, Twitter starts working

I pushed a new version of Slogger to the GitHub repository this morning. For those who don’t care about all the nitty gritty, just head for the main page and download the zip.

This update incorporates OAuth, and thus has some additional requirements. If you want to log Twitter, though, these are needed.

The first thing you need to do is update your install. You’ll probably want to unzip the download and manually overwrite all of the files in the root, and then put the plugins in the right folders to enable/disable based on your needs.

Next, you need to head for the command line if you’re not already there. Change to your Slogger folder and run these commands:

sudo gem install bundler
bundle install

That will install all of the necessary pieces to get this working. Twitter is the only plugin using this at this point, though a couple more are in the wings. If you’re using TwitterLogger, you’ll need to run it once to configure. Use ./slogger -o twitter to run just that plugin, and follow the instructions on the command line. When you’ve authenticated, your credentials will automatically be stored in slogger_config. Don’t mess with ‘em.

Hopefully this works out for everyone. Blame Twitter for the inconvenience, and let me know if you have questions. I might answer them, eventually.

Brett Terpstra

Brett is a writer and developer living in Minnesota, USA. You can follow him as ttscoff on Twitter, GitHub, and Mastodon. Keep up with this blog by subscribing in your favorite news reader.

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