On Tue, Apr 10, 2018, at 07:44, Andrew Nesbit wrote: > On 09/04/2018 21:42, John Lewis wrote: > > > What software do you plan to blog with? > > I'm very interested in this answer too as I'm also evaluating various > software options for blogging.
By strange coincidence, I just started setting up a blog yesterday, something I've been meaning to do for years. (It'll be at blog.ljk.id.au — but with various life distractions, it probably won't be up and running for a week or two from now.) After considering a few possibilities, I settled on Hakyll, https://jaspervdj.be/hakyll/ It's written in Haskell (using Pandoc), which I guess is appropriate since I'm aiming mainly to focus on functional programming in my blog. On one of the pages, there's a list of sample blogs that use Hakyll, which you can take a look at to see what it can do. The downside is that you need to operate in the Haskelliverse, say via haskell-stack, though the commands are fairly boilerplate. The upside is that the code is very clean and typesafe, which is reassuring. And it'd be a lot faster than, say, a PHP-based solution. Hakyll just generates static websites from content files (in various formats, including Markdown), from templates, and from configuration in a Haskell-embedded domain-specific language. The author, Jasper Van der Jeugt, jaspervdj, provides a base-level setup (which I'm using so far). So long as you're happy with its overall structure, you can just slot in your content files, and regenerate with a simple command, not needing to touch any Haskell. If you're more ambitious, you can start editing templates and Haskell. Being text-based, it plays nice with version control. In fact, there's a tutorial on linking up neatly with Github pages. Like I said, Hakyll uses Pandoc, with all its goodness. I was originally planning to create content in raw HTML, but after seeing the conveniences of Pandoc's Markdown, I think I'll switch to it. As far as a creating and editing Markdown, I do it just direct in Emacs, and preview as I go along. I guess it'd be pretty simple to view with Pandoc, but Hakyll's driving that for me. Hakyll is worth looking at. Hope this helps. Oh, appropriate to this list: One question I'm tussling with is what licences to use. The original author doesn't say what licence his code and initial setup is under. Since it's on github, I assume it's some sort of free licence, but which one? And for my stuff, it's going to be a combination of writing, for which some sort of suitable Creative Commons licence would make sense (by "suitable" I mean GPL-like), and code, for which I'm thinking maybe Apache-2 would make most sense, since the amount of code will be pretty small, and maybe not worth the overhead of GPL. Any opinions? — Smiles, Les. _______________________________________________ Free-software-melb mailing list Freeemail@example.com https://lists.softwarefreedom.com.au/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/free-software-melb Free Software Melbourne home page: http://www.freesoftware.asn.au/melb/