Site.js: now easier than ever to update
I just released Site.js version 12.9.5. This version brings with it some new commands, the most important of which is the
# Update Site.js to the latest version. site update
update command does what it says on the tin and updates your copy of Site.js to the latest version.
If Site.js is running as a daemon, it is seamlessly restarted for you.
If you’re running instances of Site.js as regular processes, they will continue to run the older version until the next time you run the
Better daemon control
Until version 12.9.5, you were limited in your control over a Site.js daemon to the
enable command both installs the systemd unit and starts the service and the
disable command both stops the service and uninstalls it.
Today, you get three new commands –
restart – that enable you to control the status of the service without affecting whether it is installed or not.
Learn Site.js the fun way
If you’re wondering what Site.js is and what you can do with it, the easiest way to get started is a tutorial I wrote this month that takes you step-by-step through building a simple WebSocket-based chat app. And since Site.js version 12.8.0, you can even follow along on your Raspberry Pi if you have one.
Here are links to both resources:
Site.js is cross-platform
Site.js runs on Linux (x64 and ARM2), macOS, and Windows 10 so grab your computer, fire up Terminal and your favourite editor and discover the easiest way to create, test, and host your own static and dynamic web sites.
As always, please do let me know how you get on.
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- Given that the update command is released for the first time in version 12.9.5, you will have to wait for the next release before you can use it to actually update your version of Site.js. To update to version 12.9.5, please use the install command from SiteJS.org as before. [return]
- Tested on my Raspberry Pi 3B+ and 4B. [return]