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Given Jekyll's enormous backlog of issues and pull requests[0], can we expect this to be maintained or supported any bit beyond the late night drunken brain fart that this is?

[0] https://github.com/mojombo/jekyll




Parker Moore and I (along with many contributors) have been spending quite a bit of time on Jekyll recently. Over the last 30 days we've merged 17 pull requests and closed 62 issues. We're ramping up for a 1.0 release and there's a brand new website in the works. You can check it all out on the master branch.

Tens (or possibly hundreds) of thousands of people use Jekyll now. It's interesting to note that Jekyll started out as a "brain fart" as well. Just one amongst hundreds of blog engines. I wrote it because I was dissatisfied with everything on the market, and I thought I could do something different and better, to serve my own needs. I open sourced it, because I thought others might get a kick out of it.

I'd wager that most of the great things we use today started as nearly ephemeral emanations from someone's mind, often late at night, or helped along by a snifter of brandy. The funny thing is, if you never try out your crazy ideas, you'll never know which ones might have changed the world.

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Tom, I've been waiting two years on a pull-request to the official gem which adds the ability to view open/closed issues in private repositories.

https://github.com/defunkt/github-gem/pull/59

The pull has 19 people asking for integration and has some stellar comments:

"seriously? year long pull request with two lines of changes?"

"I normally would think that the github gem features for paying users would get a lot of attention from the folks at github..."

I even tried getting it pulled via pre/postsales emails to enterprise@github.com (I'm a enterprise customer) which was met with a "yeah, i'll tap him on the shoulder to integrate - year later nothing.

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That project isn't actively maintained at the moment (nor is it an official GitHub project), but I'll see what I can do tomorrow to get it merged in and released. Sorry for the frustration!

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Cool. I'm very happy that you're back actively working on Jekyll! Guess my statement was a bit outdated then. Take it with the appropriately sized grain of salt.

Note: there's nothing wrong with releasing brain farts; quite the contrary. I didn't at all mean to imply that you shouldn't do that.

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> I'd wager that most of the great things we use today started as nearly ephemeral emanations from someone's mind, often late at night, or helped along by a snifter of brandy.

Scientific support for this:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/choke/201204/alcohol-ben...

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/how-alcohol-inspires-creativity

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S105381001...

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