"57 Pull Requests" #578

trans opened this Issue Jun 17, 2012 · 34 comments


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trans commented Jun 17, 2012

Reminds me of a Bruce Springsteen song! Hope some time can be set aside to work through these.

parkr commented Jun 18, 2012

I think this issue may be hurting more than helping. Tom is aware of the status of this repository.

trans commented Jun 19, 2012

It was merely a humorous analogy with the simple and earnest encouragement to progress. Why so "serious"?

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parkr commented Jun 19, 2012

Because it bugs me, too haha. Wishing Tom would just hand over moderation to Tom Bell or someone he trusts.


Agreed. The project is falling a bit behind, and I'm running into errors building a site with it. Would love to get it back up to speed.

qrush commented Aug 28, 2012

I haven't had a lot of time outside of my work on rubygems/rubygems.org to help out here. In my opinion, either GitHub needs to pick up the slack here (there's got to be someone else internally interested) or someone in the community needs to take the torch and run with it.


Wow, that didn't even occur to me. I wonder if @mojombo would hand it over to Github. I think the community would love it. I know I would.


Hm. Not looking promising. holman/ama#234

mojombo commented Dec 16, 2012

I intend to start working on Jekyll again, in earnest, in the new year. My new year's resolution is to take a break from being GitHub CEO one day a week and get back to my coding roots. Since Jekyll is my most popular open source project, it's gonna get the love. I'd also like to assemble a team, and there are several volunteers so far, so it's looking promising. Sorry for not keeping this thing moving faster. 2013 is gonna kick ass.

Wake up, go to war.


Great news. Thanks for the update Tom.


WOOHOO! Thanks for sticking in there, Tom! Can't wait to see what's in store.

imathis commented Dec 16, 2012

Awesome news Tom. I'd love to help however I can.

moorage commented Dec 16, 2012


stammy commented Dec 16, 2012

Thanks @mojombo :) 👍


Great news :)


@mojombo that is great news!

vaff commented Dec 16, 2012

(@mojombo) 👏



ixti commented Dec 16, 2012

Long live Jekyll! Thanks Tom! :D



sud0n1m commented Dec 16, 2012

Thanks Tom. Jekyll powers my personal site and our company website. Thanks for building such a powerful and flexible tool.

Goles commented Dec 16, 2012

This is awesome! Great news


Excellent news, Tom. I'm quietly sneaking Jekyll into production in several places; glad to hear it's recaptured your interest!

sashich commented Dec 16, 2012

Realy awesome!

2color commented Dec 16, 2012

Great news!

sch commented Dec 16, 2012

Is the goal to make it more like docpad? Jekyll's strongpoint is easy blogs, but this whole static-site-as-minimal-CMS trend is pretty hot right now.

nertzy commented Dec 16, 2012

Well, the description did say it is "static." 😄

domness commented Dec 17, 2012

Can't wait @mojombo!


Going to be fun!



parkr commented Dec 17, 2012

@sch Jekyll was created to create static blogs, and I don't think that's going to change.

trans commented Dec 17, 2012

@sch docpad and jekyll seem mighty similar. Can you fill us in on what docpad can do that jekyll cannot?

Also I want to mention that I maintain smeagol which can take a gollum wiki and convert it into a static site in much the same way that jekyll works. Being so similar, I've thought more than once that it would be great if jekyll was just a little bit more flexible in configuration. Then it could do what smeagol does and it would not be necessary to maintain a whole other project. (I have tried to get Jekyll to do this and got very close, but it can't quite do the job well enough.)


I've often wondered what it would be like if Jekyll was the Wordpress of SSGs.

sch commented Dec 17, 2012

@trans Well, there was this thread on Hacker News a little while back, and it sent me down the rabbit hole of what static site generators exist today. Docpad stands out with the easy Rails Asset Pipeline naming conventions for how pages get processed.

Plus, it seems to be going in this direction for small sites where it's easy to pull in information from feeds, and transform those feeds in the form of widgets. There's not a lot these days where we need the full power and dreary setup of a CMS like Wordpress or Drupal, and it's going to be interesting to see what kind of on-demand publishing setups come out of this SSG tsunami. I can see Jekyll becoming a go-to architecture for the things in between uploading hand-rolled HTML via FTP and monolithic CMSs.

take commented Dec 19, 2012

@mojombo awesome news :)!!!

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