The v0.15.0 Hugo release brings a lot of polish to Hugo. Exactly 6 months after the 0.14 release, Hugo has seen massive growth and changes. Most notably, this is Hugo’s first release under the Apache 2.0 license. With this license change we hope to expand the great community around Hugo and make it easier for our many users to contribute. This release represents over 377 contributions by 87 contributors to the main Hugo repo and hundreds of improvements to the libraries Hugo uses. Hugo also launched a new theme showcase and participated in Hacktoberfest.
Hugo now has:
6700 (+2700) stars on GitHub
235 (+75) contributors
65 (+30) themes
Template Improvements: This release takes Hugo to a new level of speed and usability. Considerable work has been done adding features and performance to the template system which now has full support of Ace, Amber and Go Templates.
Hugo Import: Have a Jekyll site, but dreaming of porting it to Hugo? This release introduces a new hugo import jekyllcommand that makes this easier than ever.
Performance Improvements: Just when you thought Hugo couldn’t get any faster, Hugo continues to improve in speed while adding features. Notably Hugo 0.15 introduces the ability to render and serve directly from memory resulting in 30%+ lower render times.
The new Param convenience method on Page and Node can be used to get the most specific parameter value for a given key. #1462
Several new information elements have been added to Page and Node:
RuneCount: The number of runes in the content, excluding any whitespace. This may be a good alternative to .WordCount for Japanese and other CJK languages where a word-split by spaces makes no sense. #1266
RawContent: Raw Markdown as a string. One use case may be of embedding remarkjs.com slides.
IsHome: tells the truth about whether you’re on the home page or not.
hugo server now builds ~30%+ faster by rendering to memory instead of disk. To get the old behavior, start the server with --renderToDisk=true.
Hugo now supports dynamic reloading of the config file when watching.
We now use a custom-built LazyFileReader for reading file contents, which means we don’t read media files in /content into memory anymore – and file reading is now performed in parallel on multicore PCs. #1181
Hugo is now built with Go 1.5 which, among many other improvements, have fixed the last known data race in Hugo. #917
Hugo is now shipped with new built-in shortcodes: #1576
youtube for YouTube videos
vimeo for Vimeo videos
gist for GitHub gists
tweet for Twitter Tweets
speakerdeck for Speakerdeck slides
Fix data races in page sorting and page reversal. These operations are now also cached. #1293
page.HasMenuCurrent() and node.HasMenuCurrent() now work correctly in multi-level nested menus.
Support Fish and Chips style section titles. Previously, this would end up as Fish And Chips. Now, the first character is made to upper, but the rest are preserved as-is. #1176
Hugo now removes superfluous p-tags around shortcodes. #1148
hugo server will watch by default now.
Some fields and methods were deprecated in 0.14. These are now removed, so the error message isn’t as friendly if you still use the old values. So please change:
getJson to getJSON, getCsv to getCSV, safeHtml to
safeHTML, safeCss to safeCSS, safeUrl to safeURL, Url to URL,
UrlPath to URLPath, BaseUrl to BaseURL, Recent to Pages.
Using the Hugo v0.15 32-bit Windows or ARM binary, running hugo server would crash or hang due to a memory alignment issue in Afero. The bug was discovered shortly after the v0.15.0 release and has since been fixed by @tpng. If you encounter this bug, you may either compile Hugo v0.16-DEV from source, or use the following solution/workaround:
64-bit Windows users: Please use hugo_0.15_windows_amd64.zip (amd64 == x86-64). It is only the 32-bit hugo_0.15_windows_386.zip that crashes/hangs (see #1621 and #1628).