Almost ready for the beta announcement now! Only a few issues remain before we
can announce beta.
Content is now always processed through the template parser. This lets us have
includes in the content, so we can have widget templates or plugins that generate
related posts for example. This is a new feature, so I'm excited to see what can
be done with it.
There was some cleanup on the URLs we generate: Directories are being preferred
to files, so that the URLs are a bit easier to read.
/blog/page-2.html is now
/blog/tag/mytag/page-2.html is now
A new help file was added, all about deploying
Statocles. As part of that, a lot of defaults were
updated to be more intuitive: The build directory gets automatically created, and the
default build directory is set to
A bunch of things were fixed for Windows development, along with a nasty
platform difference in
bundle theme command is now actually useful and allows you to specify
where you want the theme to be copied. So now, if you want to customize the
default theme, you can
statocles bundle theme default mytheme to copy the
default theme to the
Full changelog below
Continue reading Release v0.035...
Lots of breaking changes in this release, in our ramp-up to the beta
The biggest change in this release is the new Deploy object.
The deploy object handles deploying the site to a folder or a Git repository. Future
possibilities include rsync or FTP, or any command at all.
NOTE: This change breaks your site.yml file, so please read the config help
file to fix it.
Some major theme changes were also added, and a new default theme (using the
Skeleton CSS library) was added, removing the need for
Bootstrap (too big) from a CDN.
The theme is now always deployed with the site, always taking the
The template variables were cleaned up to remove a lot of hashrefs and arrayrefs in favor
of methods and objects, giving us some type checking and cleaner template code.
There are now generic
data attributes on the Site and App objects so you can add
any random data you want that can then be used in the templates. Expect upcoming
themes to make good use of this feature!
Full changelog continues below.
Continue reading Release v0.034...
Just some minor bugfixes in this release: The
--date option when making a new blog
post finally works, and when writing a new post while the daemon is running, the site
will be updated as expected.
Full changelog below.
Continue reading Release v0.033...
Another major breaking change in this version: Theme is now an attribute of a site,
not an app. The per-app theme was too much flexibility, and made it very difficult
to add theme collateral like scripts, stylesheets, and images.
The robots.txt is now a template, which allows you to overwrite it with new contents.
The Mac::FSEvents module, which we use to watch the filesystem on OSX, is now a
prereq for OSX users.
Finally, some tests were updated with more diagnostics information, to track down
some locale problems.
Full changelog below:
Continue reading Release v0.032...
CPAN Testers (the best part of CPAN) revealed a bunch
of bugs causing test failures that would prevent Statocles from being
installed. This has demonstrated the value of writing robust test suites.
Before we can announce a beta, we need to make sure that Statocles can be
installed on most of the platforms that people use.
This release fixes most of the problems that CPAN Testers have revealed.
Full changelog below:
Continue reading Release v0.031...