So you use GitHub Pages and you love that the
github-pages gem allows you
to keep your local dependencies in sync with the production code. Well,
kind of. You seem to have to go check the GitHub Pages Versions
page all the time just to make sure
you’re in sync. This gets really frustrating.
In their infinite wisdom, the Pages team began publishing a
file right alongside their
/versions/ HTML page. This is a huge win for
us because now I can do this in my
source 'https://rubygems.org' require 'json' require 'open-uri' versions = JSON.parse(open('https://pages.github.com/versions.json').read) gem 'github-pages', versions['github-pages']
By grabbing the
github-pages version that GitHub Pages is currently
running every time your Gemfile is evaluated, you’re good to go. The
moment the versions change in production, bundler will start complaining
and you’ll know it’s time to upgrade.
Hope this helps those who rely on the GitHub Pages platform for stable website-making. Happy Jekylling!