Static site generators

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amuza
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Hello,

I would like to do a simple website, I thought of trying a Static Site Generator.

I installed Hugo from the repo, but the version is very old. I tried to install the newest version but found it difficult or I had to trust too many things I do not know about.

Anyone uses Hugo? Do you use the repo version or a newer one? If you use a newer one, how did you install it?

Otherwise, any recommendation/preference on any other Static Site Generator will be appreciated.

By the way, I understand that websites created with Static Site Generators will not include any JavaScript or any other script, will they?

Cheers!

Dmitry Alexandrov
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name at domain wrote:
> By the way, I understand that websites created with Static Site Generators will not include any JavaScript or any other script, will they?

Not necessary. They are called ‘static sites’ for lacking _server_-side user-installable programs, client-side ones might be present.

amuza
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Ok, I understand, thanks!

I would like to do a website. I would like to use a static site generator. I would like my website to have no client-side script.

Any recommendation?

ADFENO
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Hi there,

Em 6 de abril de 2019 17:13:22 BRT, name at domain escreveu:
>I would like to do a website. I would like to use a static site
>generator. I
>would like my website to have no client-side script.
>
>Any recommendation?

I like Guile Scheme and the software made with such language to make
websites, that is: either Haunt or GNU Artanis. The first is more for
blogs but easier to use, while the second is more general and somewhat
difficult to master. However, most people seem to like PHP in the
country where I live.

jxself
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"but the version is very old"

And? It still performs its function of generating websites.

amuza
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Ok, I'll keep this one. Thank you.

That takes me to another question. I was thinking of security updates... Who is in charge of updating programs in the repository of a distro? How does it work for Trisquel?

There must be something already explained in this forum, but could not find it.

tonlee
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FindEssential
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Are their other options from Dropbox for this? Its weird that they say they are Foss while also encouraging the use of Dropbox.

tonlee
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> their other options from Dropbox

On silex's website it says
available to Silex through Dropbox, or on your server and available through FTP
It appears any server will do.

> say they are Foss while also encouraging the use of Dropbox

fsf's policy is, you must use free software to do your computing
on your computer. If you choose to have data on a server
which is not yours then it makes no difference if the server in
question runs free software. Do you demand from silex that
they should not tell people they can run silex software on
a server which people do not own?

chaosmonk

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>> say they are Foss while also encouraging the use of Dropbox

> fsf's policy is, you must use free software to do your computing
> on your computer. If you choose to have data on a server
> which is not yours then it makes no difference if the server in
> question runs free software.

But Dropbox's client-side software is non-free too. The desktop client is proprietary, and the web interface does not work without proprietary JavaScript.

tonlee
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> But Dropbox's client-side software is non-free too.

Then silex should not refer to dropbox. You can install silex
on your computer. https://github.com/silexlabs/Silex/releases