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Apr 26, 2017 - 2 minute read - Comments

After a long hiatus, we are live

Here we are, the first quarter of 2017 has flown by and not a new post to be seen. That is actually my fault for being defeatist. The pelican generator was upgraded to v3.7 from 3.6 and some portions of my theme started blowing chunks. As a result, it was rather difficult to publish anything without it breaking and I got a little stubborn and refused to back out the upgrade.

Four months later, after messing with things and determining that it was in fact my theme that was the issue, I decided to stop trying to untangle the failure and back out. That was a sufficiently easy task. pip uninstall pelican, pip install pelican==3.6.3 and we are live again.

A quick test of regenerating the site and it works properly. The updated plugins also appear to be working, so it seems to be time to change themes to something that is a little more robust (that is a technical term for having less features). I shoulkd also generate a cleaner version of my generation system and get rid of things I do not use. It is probably a good time to start using virtualenv so I can protect my various python based tools from unexpected consequences of updates.

All is good until the next issue.