serum v1.2.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 2019-08-04 // 17 days ago
  • 🛠 Fixed

    • 🛠 Fixed an issue where the Serum development server crashes if the file system watcher backend is not available on the user's system. The server will work now, but features related to automatic reloading will be disabled.

    • Now the prompt text (8080>) in the Serum development server CLI will catch up the console output, instead of lagging behind.

    • ⚡️ Updated one of Serum's dependencies. Users will no longer see strange errors from "Tzdata" once a day.

    👌 Improved

    • now checks if the value of src key in the input struct is nil. An error will be returned if so. Likewise, Serum.File.write/1 checks the value of dest key.

    • 📇 Now you can add any user-defined metadata to your pages and posts. Just put some lines like key: value in the header, and these metadata will be available at @page.extras (or @post.extras) in your templates.

    ➕ Added

    • If you put any extra files and directories in files/ directory, they will be copied to the root of your website. files/ directory is a good place for your favicons, robots.txt, and so on.

    • ➕ Added support for custom templates. Pages and blog posts now recognize the template key in their headers.

    🔄 Changed

    • 📄 Docs: Marked some docs for internal modules as hidden, and organized moduledocs by categories. Hidden docs are still accessible via source codes.

    • Overhauled codes which start and stop the Serum development server. The temporary output directory created by the server will now be cleaned up in most exit situations. Additionally, users will be able to see less horrifying error output when the server failed to start.

    For developers: The Serum development server and its command line interface have been decoupled. Starting the server with does not take you to the command line interface. Instead, you can call Serum.DevServer.Prompt.start/1 to enter the server CLI.

    There are now two ways to get out of the CLI: The quit command stops the development server and returns. If you want to keep the server running, use the detach command. You can later enter the CLI again using the same Serum.DevServer.Prompt.start/1 function.

    • 🔄 Changed format of the message output, with a new internal module which controls the console output.

      • TODO: Disable emitting ANSI escape sequences when the output device is not a terminal.
    • If there are more than one identical errors, only one of them will be displayed. Usually these errors are from one source and they will be gone all together if one error in the project source gets fixed.

Previous changes from v1.1.0

  • 🛠 Fixed

    • The development server now quits gracefully when the user sends EOF (Ctrl+D) (Issue #45)

    ➕ Added

    • 👍 Serum now supports themes! Please visit the official website to learn more about Serum themes.

    • Installer: Added Mix task, which helps you create a new Serum theme project.

    • 🔌 The following optional callbacks were added for plugins.

      • processed_pages/1
      • processed_posts/1
      • rendering_fragment/2
    • ➕ Added Serum.HtmlTreeHelper module, which provides traverse/2 and traverse/3 function. You will find this module useful when you need to manipulate HTML trees from your plugins.

    🔄 Changed

    • 🔌 The behavior of the Table of Contents plugin has slightly changed.

      • This plugin no longer prepends a <a name="..."> tag to each heading tag. Instead, it will use the id attribute of each one of them. If a tag does not have an id, it will be set appropriately by the plugin.
      • The TOC element (ul.serum-toc) will also be given an ID (#toc), so that you can make hyperlinks back to the list.
    • Serum now automatically generates an id attribute for each HTML heading tag. (by @igalic, Issue #44)

      • If a heading tag already has an ID, it won't be modified.
      • Each ID is generated based on the tag's text content.
      • Generated IDs are always unique. If a duplicate ID is to be generated, a number will be appended.