A website generator for software artisans
handroll is a static website generator that uses markup languages like Markdown, ReStructuredText, and Textile.
Version 3.0, Released March 7, 2016
Replaced all flag based commands with sub-commands. This change means all interaction now happens through handroll build, handroll watch, and handroll scaffold.
Version 2.1, Released October 18, 2015
Create a site quickly with the new scaffold command (e.g., handroll -s default new_site)
Use the SmartyPants library to generate better quotation marks for Markdown.
Composers can be forced to compose with the --force flag.
Translated to Arabic.
Relax the frontmatter requirement and don’t force the inclusion of the YAML directive (e.g., %YAML 1.1).
Support Python 3.5.
An output directory can be a relative path.
Version 2.0, Released July 25, 2015
Added an extension interface for plugin authors to integrate with various events.
Added a blog extension to automatically generate an Atom XML feed and blog listing page.
Translated to Greek.
Version 1.5, Released February 24, 2015
Translated to Dutch.
Version 1.4, Released December 1, 2014
A development server (accessible from the watch flag) will monitor a site and generate new output files as the source is modified.
Sass support for .scss and .sass files.
Add internationalization (i18n).
Translated to French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Skip certain directories that should not be in output (like a Sass cache).
Moved project to a GitHub organization to separate from a personal account.
Include documentation in the release.
Massive unit test improvements (100% coverage).
Version 1.3, Released September 3, 2014
Update the appropriate output only when a template or content was modified.
Use Jinja templates or standard Python string templates.
Provide YAML formatted front matter to add any data to a template.
Version 1.2, Released July 2, 2014
Add a basic configuration file to specify the output directory.
A search for the site root is done when no site path is provided.
Add timing reporting to find slow composers.
Update Textile version to enable Python 3 support.
Generate Atom feeds.
Drop 3.2 support. Too many dependencies do not support it.
Version 1.1, Released June 1, 2014
Skip undesirable file types (e.g., Vim .swp files).
Use Markdown code highlighting (via Pygments) and fenced code extensions.
All input and output is handled as UTF-8 for better character encoding.
Run against Python versions 2.6 through 3.4 using Travis CI.
Add a plugin architecture to support composers for any file type.
Provide HTML docs at Read the Docs.
Textile support for .textile files.
ReStructuredText support for .rst files.
Version 1.0, Released May 4, 2014
Initial release of handroll
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