Jekyll In Hiding? Maintainer Claimed Engine Behind GitHub Pages Was ‘RIP’ Since 2018, But …

The open-source Jekyll undertaking, utilized by GitHub for its Pages characteristic, was declared frozen and "in everlasting hiatus" earlier this yr by one among its core maintainers.

Jekyll is a Static Website Generator (SSG), which compiles supply information right into a static web site. Dynamic content material is feasible by calling companies from JavaScript, the method typically known as Jamstack (JavaScript, APIs and Markup). Alternatively, an SSG can merely replace the static content material.

Jekyll was created in 2008 by San Francisco developer and former GitHub boss Tom Preston-Werner who mentioned at the time: "I used to be bored with difficult running a blog engines like WordPress."


He needed to retailer all of the content material of his website in a Git repository and to publish it with a script. This was the primary launch of Jekyll.



Developer Jared White, who has created his personal fork of Jekyll known as Bridgetown, has posted evidence from a Slack dialog in Might this yr with a former core maintainer of Jekyll, French developer Frank Taillandier, that the Jekyll undertaking "is in frozen mode and everlasting hiatus."

In keeping with Taillandier: "Jekyll is the default engine for GitHub Pages, it powers tens of millions of easy web sites, it is the first use case, and no different characteristic is required for almost all of customers." He mentioned that GitHub doesn't need to introduce any breaking modifications and is subsequently nonetheless utilizing model 3.x, regardless of the discharge of 4.0 in August 2019. "RIP Jekyll 2009-2018," Taillandier mentioned.

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