Kackle Static Site Generator
Kackle was designed for self reliance. No crazy language stacks to mange, no software dependencies to track. You shouldn't need 100M of libraries to publish a blog or website. With Kackle it only depends on languages found on a base install of OpenBSD.
Head over to the github releases page here to pickup the most recent release. Checkout the master branch if you're brave ok with things breaking.
gnu-coreutils: Required for building
pandoc: Compile markdown to html
gnu-make: Required for running Makefile.
HTML::Entities: Optional, ensures web safe filenames
HTML::Packer: Optional, compress outputted HTML
kackle/bin to your path and you're good to go. Run
kackle -s to create a
skeleton project in the current working directory.
[ehouse@myon kackle]$ cd sample [ehouse@myon sample]$ make CREATE index.md -> /Users/ehouse/Projects/kackle/sample/src/blog/index.md BUILD src/blog/index.md -> /Users/ehouse/Projects/kackle/sample/out/blog/index.html BUILD src/blog/post1.md -> /Users/ehouse/Projects/kackle/sample/out/blog/post1.html BUILD src/blog/post2.md -> /Users/ehouse/Projects/kackle/sample/out/blog/post2.html BUILD src/blog/post3.md -> /Users/ehouse/Projects/kackle/sample/out/blog/post3.html BUILD src/index.md -> /Users/ehouse/Projects/kackle/sample/out/index.html COPY ./static/ -> /Users/ehouse/Projects/kackle/sample/out
New posts can be created with
kackle -p command. It will run through a set of
questions to setup a new post.
Kackle fits two use cases that few other static site generators aim to hit. It's simple, easily hackable and only offers what you see. No fancy bells or whistles to distract you from what matters, writing content.
Assuming everything works the first time ;)
It was fun