back to article Future of Jekyll project (engine behind GitHub Pages) in doubt?

The open-source Jekyll project, used by GitHub for its Pages feature, was declared frozen and "in permanent hiatus" earlier this year by one of its core maintainers. Jekyll is a Static Site Generator (SSG), which compiles source files into a static website. Dynamic content is possible by calling services from JavaScript, the …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    When using Jekyl for Github pages, it may take a very long time before the posting becomes visible - tens of minutes or more. When using any of a variety of static frameworks and uploading the resulting html output directly via git, any changes are reflected in under a minute.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I'd guess that is has low priority on Github's build pipeline to update pages and there's probably some server-side caching on top. "Tens of minutes" doesn't sound problematic, though.

  2. Dan 55 Silver badge

    It seems to be a rather sad state of affairs when working software which hasn't received an update in nine months is considered in danger of becoming obsolete. There's a lot to be said for simple programs which are more-or-less 'done' and aren't constantly changing or pulling the rug out from under your feet with every update.

    1. imanidiot Silver badge

      Goes back to the Unix principle more or less. Do one thing and do it well.

      And as said in the article, if it does the job it well enough, leave it alone. Don't fix something until it's broken.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Jekyll community

    "White also said that Jekyll has no community around it, such as a Discord chat room or public roadmap. There is a Jekyll website, but the community engagement seems reserved for the GitHub repository where users can post issues or raise questions for discussion."

    What a whiny git! (ahem)

    Whodathunkit that a piece of software mostly used for creating webpages on Github would have most of its community discussion through a perfectly functional issue tracker (and on GitHub), duh? Well, forgive me for not being the slightest bit surprised. Is this guy a moany eejit or what?

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