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Does it make sense for a VCS based static site generator to have a lite web administration interface?

Would it defeat the purpose of a VCS based static site generator to build a web API to add and edit posts? (think: bookmarklet publishing)

This is a question I have been asking myself for awhile. As much as I like the idea of a static site generator, having a nice bookmarklet to publish quotes and found content makes blogging about such things so much nicer.

As excited as I have been about working on Sculpin I feel like something will always feel missing if I cannot find an easy way to bootstrap new articles.

I have seen some interesting solutions for integrating a bookmarklet type approach with Jekyll but it is not all that appealing on a practical level.

So I've been thinking about what it would look like to write a lite administration application for Sculpin. If it could be made generic enough it could probably be repurposed to support the filesystem of any VCS based static site generator.

There is still much work to be done on Sculpin so I'm probably not going to get around to this anytime soon. I would love to get some feedback on this, though. Maybe I missed an existing solution? Maybe there are some good reasons why this is not the way to go? Or maybe there is a huge need for something like this…