In order to ease the edition of this website and the management of the server, I want it to be purely static and generated from Asciidoctor documents.
The news part of the website is also written as Asciidoctor
asciidoctor_to_rss is converting them into static
HTML pages and generates a RSS 2.0 file.
Installation of asciidoctor_to_rss
Howto write news
Each news must be written in an Asciidoctor document and all documents must be dropped into a directory.
There is not any restriction concerning the syntax because
the utility is based on the Java bridge of Asciidoctor.
I have added an attribute
date which allows the utility
to know the publication date of the news.
Here is an example of news:
= Asciidoctor to RSS Jean-Philippe Orsini <email@example.com> :date: 2016-11-07 :icons: font In order to ease the edition of this website and the management of the server, I want it to be purely static and generated from http://asciidoctor.org[Asciidoctor] documents. The _news_ part of the website is also written as Asciidoctor documents, `asciidoctor_to_rss` is converting them into static HTML pages and generates a RSS 2.0 file. == Installation of asciidoctor_to_rss It is required to install: * http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi[Apache Maven] (3.3.9) * http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html[Java] (Sun JDK >=1.8)
You can see few examples at https://wpitchoune.net/gitweb/?p=www.git;a=tree;f=src/news;hb=HEAD. The source document of this news is at https://wpitchoune.net/gitweb/?p=www.git;a=blob;f=src/news/asciidoctor_to_rss.adoc;hb=HEAD.
The configuration file of
asciidoctor_to_rss is text file containing key/value pairs.
feed.title=News feed.description=News of the wpitchoune.net website. feed.link=https://wpitchoune.net/news/feed.xml feed.baseurl=https://wpitchoune.net/news html.header.file=src/header.html
feed.title: the title used for the feed, in the RSS 2.0 and
feed.description: the description used in the RSS 2.0 file.
feed.link: URI of the RSS 2.0 file.
feed.baseurl: base URI where the HTML news files will be located.
html.header.file: the content of the denoted file will be added in the
head block of
the generated HTML documents.
Run the utility
The command line usage is:
asciidoctor_to_rss.sh <IN_DIR> <OUT_DIR> <CFG_FILE>
IN_DIR: the directory containing the news as Asciidoctor documents.
OUT_DIR: the output directory which contains all generated files.
CFG_FILE: the path to the configuration file.
OUT_DIR will contain: