A commandline tool to render static web sites from restructured text with jinja templates. In other words: yet another static site generator.
"He walks down trees, he parses files mumble, mumble, suspenders and a bra!"
Why another one?
The existing crop of (python based) site generators all make a great deal of assumptions regarding their usage. Even those that come closest to our idea of a general 'HTML compiler' (the excellent mynt and Blogofile) made implementing our use cases unneccessarily cumbersome.
Specifically, lumberjack is designed to:
- build general-purpose websites (IOW sites that are not blogs, like Pelican and Blogofile do)
- explicitly support existing tools such as GruntJS and Bower (no need to re-invent the wheel here Python people, the JS folks got this down to a science!)
- be fast (like already mynt is, for example). Rendering a typical site should never take longer than 1s.
- complete separation of content and theme
- each node can have (YAML) meta data by providing a
.metacontains the meta data for a directory
.metaproperties are inherited by default
- properties that are not supposed to be inherited need to be put into a