Some random bits from a biased quantum-based random generator, or so-called my brain.
For the very first post, I'm gonna write on how I set this blog up, so that if you are interested, you can try it my way.
As a Rust lover, I choose Zola as my driver, it's a nice written in Rust static page generator. Just like Golang, Rust can compile the whole project into nice single binary that can be downloaded and run everywhere. That is also the way I set CI to deploy this blog, but more on that later.
Github Page is home for us developer, and it's also free. Why not?
To deploy to Github Page, I have to push the final HTMLs to
so I keep the sources (blogs content, templates, configurations) in a
After done writing blog posts and configuring, We build using:
Now Zola will generate the nice HTMLs, minified CSSs all into
public folder, we need to push
that folder as the content of
master branch, using:
git subtree push --prefix public origin master
Everytime I change something I need to run the Deployment steps again.
Let's be lazy and ask someone else to do that for us, introducing
Register your Github project with TravisCI and we are ready to roll, be careful not to register your project with both
https://travis-ci.org because that was
what I did, and it caused some confusions for me.
After that, put
.travis.yml file into your project with following content:
language: minimal branches: only: - source before_script: # Download and unzip the zola executable # Replace the version numbers in the URL by the version you want to use - curl -s -L https://github.com/getzola/zola/releases/download/v0.15.3/zola-v0.15.3-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz | sudo tar xvzf - -C /usr/local/bin script: - zola build deploy: provider: pages skip-cleanup: true github-token: $GITHUB_TOKEN # Set in the settings page of your repository, as a secure variable keep-history: true local-dir: public target-branch: master on: branch: source
Push it on and wait for the result:
git push origin source
That's all of it. Hope to see you soon.