My site, https://ronjeffries.com has been built with jekyll 2.5.3 since that version was new. My old iMac self-destructed, and so i need to build on a new M1 Air. After long travail too tedious to mention, i have it working on 2.5.3 jekyll and the 2.6.2 built-in Ruby, with one exception: i had to remove the ancient plugin kramdown-with-pygments, so i’ve lost syntax coloring. Anyway, I’m alive enough to keep afloat.
I tried “just” installing jekyll 4.x this morning and the build crashed (literal ruby crash), so i just went back to 2.5.3.
a big issue with getting to 4.x is that my installation has substantial plugins, which create category and tag indexes. perhaps jekyll today could do that, i don’t know. i’d like to accomplish two things:
- get syntax coloring back
- get up to a more current version, ideally 4.x.
I am very rusty on jekyll and ruby, and would be open to paid help (i.e. do it) for the latter task. i’m want someone with an m-chip mac, obviously.
and, of course, any smaller-scale help here will be most welcome.