21 Apr 2010

Moving blog to Jekyll

I’ve finally decided to move this blog to Jekyll from Tumblr.

Jekyll, a static site generator written in Ruby, outputs simple HTML files that can uploaded via FTP to your server.

I briefly toyed with the idea of writing my own blog software for Google App Engine, but decided against it since it does not support naked domains (like pratham.name).

Here are some reasons I finally chose Jekyll,

Using Jekyll on Windows, however, does need some fixing. The source hightlighting plugin, Pygments, does not work without this patch. I also added this html_truncate function to truncate longer blog posts.

Note that the RSS feed also has been modified, so you will see some older posts in your feed reader.