Ruby, Rails, Firefox, Anime, Mac
Coincidentally, my urge to swap to Mephisto coincided with the release of mephisto 0.6 (Immortus) just today, and after some minor hiccups, I managed to get Mephisto up and running with my articles imported from Typo. (Still couldn’t get Capistrano to play well though, which I’m guessing is due to Rails version conflicts – I guess I’ll just have to do with the release version.)
Documentation is rather sparse at the moment, especially on how to convert from Typo to Mephisto (I updated that wiki page while I was there). I dug around in Mephisto 0.6â€™s source and found the converters in vendor/plugins/mephisto_converter. Not sure if there is a web interface to this – either way, things worked almost perfectly just running this command:
script/runner "Mephisto.convert_from :typo" -e production
You need to create a typo entry in database.yml that points to your existing Typo database. Also, the conversion will fail if any of your Typo users and email addresses are the same as the default Mephisto user admin. To avoid this just change the Mephisto user(s) login and email to something else.
So there’s that, hopefully some time this year I’ll update the look and feel.