It's one of those static blog/site generators. Give it some texts and templates and it will build you a website.
Why on earth would you want this?
You probably wouldn't. I just made it for me.
The story is that I tried to contribute to other similar projects to get the features I needed in, primarily multiple languages, but eventually gave up on the politics and just wrote this. It was quicker and less effort than getting pull requests approved.
Is there anything special about it?
I don't think there are many groundbreaking ideas to be found here. Some characteristics of the system are:
- It is amazingly fast.
- It handles translations and multiple languages.
- It only renders changed files by examining modification times.
- It prompted me to write textile-js.