Jekyll 3.5 was released

New update of interesting solution
23 June 2017   1596

A dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity.

Good news for all Jekyll fans. Version 3.5.0 has been released.

New features:

  • Jekyll now uses the latest 4th version of Liquid. It provides whitespace control, new filters concat and compact, loop performance improvements and many small fixes.
  • Themes can specify runtime dependencies. This makes it plugins usage for team writers more easier. 
  • Pages, posts, and other documents can now access layout variables via {{ layout }}.
  • The gems key in the _config.yml is now plugins. This is backwards-compatible, as Jekyll will upgrade gems to plugins if you use the former.
  • Filters like sort now allow you to sort based on a subvalue, e.g. {% assign sorted = site.posts | sort: "image.alt_text" %}.
  • You can now create tab-separated data files.
  • Using layout: none will now produce a file with no layout. Equivalent to layout: null, with the exception that none is a truthy value and won’t be overwritten by front matter defaults.
  • Gemfile from the site manifest is automatically excluded when compiling the site. No more _site/Gemfile.
  • Abbreviated post dates ignore bug fixed, e.g. _posts/

All fixes and features list.

Developers ask community to test this release and report any bugs. 

Git 2.20 to be Available

Let's check updates and features of new version control system
11 December 2018   34

Distributed version control system Git has received another update. In order for Git 2.20 to appear, 83 developers made changes 962 to the zcode. According to the team, this is an order of magnitude higher than the same figure in the largest release of the 2.x.x branch.

The git branch -l command is now a shortened version of the git branch --list - it used to help run reflog during the creation of a new branch. Developers have limited the launch of git fetch: it is only possible with an indication of --force, to avoid problems with consistency when updating the link.

The git help -a and git help -av commands to help newbies display a more verbose output. To return to the old view, just type git help - no-verbose -a. In git send-email, it is possible to extract lines with addresses that end with “-by” from signatures. This is an incompatible change, and it can be disabled by adding to the --suppress-cc = misc-by command.

  • If the repository contains files whose addresses differ only in the case of letters, a warning will be displayed during the execution of git clone.
  • The git format-patch command received the --interdiff and --range-diff options, which in a note or comment list the differences between the existing and previous versions.
  • git mailinfo learned how to recover code patches sent by email with plain text and damaged due to hyphenation.
  • git multi-pack-index now fixes damage in .midx files.
  • Creating experimental commit-graph files for large repositories takes a lot of time, so the developers have provided a form of output about the state of the process.

Performance and Development Support

  • For working builds, the -Wunused-function compilation option is provided.
  • git submodule update is completely rewritten in C.
  • One of the continuous integration (CI) tests, designed to work with the unusual/experimental/random settings, now supports midx and commit-graph files.
  • A new mechanism for finding objects among a large number of pack-files. It relies on combining all .idx files into one.

The previous version of the system was released in September 2018.