Jekyll Atom 1.1.0
25th January 2016
Jekyll-Atom has just hit 1.1.0 and with this release comes some new features and adjustments to the current ones.
I outlined my ideas in the state of the universe and I think I have met them all with this update.
In 1.1.0 the config is a lot leaner favouring settings from
_config.yml instead of settings in your editor. This enables settings per project which quite a few people had asked for.
Layouts Dir and
Layouts Type are gone in favour of getting
_config.yml and guessing the type by finding a file with the name of your layout and opening it.
Posts Type are gone as Jekyll doesn’t let you change them so they can be fixed in the code.
Includes Dir and
Data Dir are gone in favour of getting
Build Command is now the default build command and you can override it in your sites
_config.yml like so:
atom: buildCommand: - jekyll - build - --option - --this
buildCommand is the only option in the
atom namespace so far but its open to change as time goes on.
Under the hood
Big things have happened under the hood in this release. A massive re shuffle of the files and moving quite a few functions out into a
All the commands are now in a wrapper that takes 3 options, the command to run, whether it needs to config loaded before it can run and whether it needs an active editor. This removes tonnes of duplication and makes everything a bit neater.
The draft commands now work reliably
As I mentioned in another post this is more to do with Jekyll than Jekyll-Atom. To summarise you can greatly increase the build speed by adding
incremental: true to your
_config.yml which enables an experimental feature in Jekyll 3+ that only builds the pages that have been modified, it falls over with post lists on other pages etc… but for drafting purposes its pretty good.
1.1.0 is a big push forward that should make Jekyll-Atom a much more appealing package.
Any issues let me know in the github repository!