You may have noticed a new feature on Copia. This one was inspired by a feature from Burningbird (Shelley Powers' blog). Copia now lists the last ten comments posted, with links to the author and the referenced entry. This weekend I wrote another plug-in latest_comments.py, which implements this feature. from the doc string:
Generates a template variable, $latest_comments, which contains a listing of the most recent comments to the Weblog, in the form:
This plugin requires the comments plug-in (comments.py).
This module supports the following, optional config parameter:latest_comment_count - the number of comments to include in the output (default 5)
It's taken a beating over the past few days, and held up OK. James Governor exposed a Unicode bug when he tracked back to an entry with a title using high characters. That's all fixed now (it took down Copia for a little while).
I release it under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License (I really need to iron out the CC licensing throughout Copia).)
Let me know what you think. I need to get all these plug-ins into CVS and into the PyBlosxom registry one of these days.