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Enabling GitHub pages to a HTML or markdown GitHub project is dead easy: Delphi deadlockempire is now hosted on github.io

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/10

A while ago I wrote about Setting up a GitHub project so it is served over https as a github.io and a custom subdomain.

Doing the full “host on your custom domain” route was a big tougher than I hoped for, so I totally forgot how easy it is to convert an existing HTML or markdown documentation repository to use GitHub pages without a custom domain.

I needed it for the Delphi version of the DeadLockEmpire (see links below, originally it was an interactive tutorial game focusing on the C# language and .NET runtime), as I am trying to get as much as my stuff published and hosted in a manner that will outlive me (I still have a pretty high chance of the rectum cancer metastases returning).

Enabling GitHub Pages on your repository is almost as easy as hosting a page through raw.githack.com (where I already hosted raw.githack.com/jpluimers/deadlockempire.github.io/feature/Delphi-language-and-Delphi-RTL/index.html as raw.githack.com/jpluimers/deadlockempire.github.io/feature/Delphi-language-and-Delphi-RTL/index.html and rawcdn.githack.com/jpluimers/deadlockempire.github.io/feature/Delphi-language-and-Delphi-RTL/index.html).

This is how easy it was to get it hosted as [Wayback/Archive] jpluimers.github.io/deadlockempire.github.io:

  1. In my [Wayback/Archive] jpluimers/deadlockempire.github.io: The Deadlock Empire: Slay dragons, learn concurrency! repository, go to the Settings tab, then click on Pages:
    DeadLockEmpire Settings tab, Pages configuration None

    DeadLockEmpire Settings tab, Pages configuration None.

    Here you see “None” as value for the branch to be published as GitHub Pages.

  2. Here I have chosen the Branch “feature/Delphi-language-and-Delphi-RTL” to be published, and am about to press “Save” (full screenshot below):
    DeadLockEmpire Pages selecting the correct branch

    DeadLockEmpire Pages selecting the correct branch

  3. After pressing “Save“, the site gets published (it takes about a minute for that to complete) at [Wayback/Archive] jpluimers.github.io/deadlockempire.github.io:
    DeadLockEmpire Pages the correct branch has been saved

    DeadLockEmpire Pages the correct branch has been saved which will automagically publish it.

That was it. No more steps.

Each new commit in the selected branch will auto-publish as well.

Related DeadLockEmpire posts

  1. 2016 – If you thought you could do multi-threading, then play “The Deadlock Empire” games.
  2. 2017 – ThreadBarrier/ThreadBarrier.pas at master · lordcrc/ThreadBarrier
  3. 2020 – Davidlohr Bueso on Twitter: A programmer had a problem. He thought to himself, “I know, I’ll solve it with threads!”. has Now problems. two he
  4. [WayBack] One second code: Do YOU know how much your computer can do in a second? is a quiz version of the [WayBack] Numbers Every Programmer Should Know By Year. [WayBack] About this game revealed…Source: One second code: Do YOU know how much your computer can do in a second? « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

Full screenshots of step 2. and 3

  1. Here I have chosen the Branch “feature/Delphi-language-and-Delphi-RTL” to be published, and am about to press “Save“:
    DeadLockEmpire Pages selecting the correct branch

    DeadLockEmpire Pages selecting the correct branch

     

  2. After pressing “Save“, the site gets both saved (see top blue bar), then published (it takes about a minute for that to complete) at [Wayback/Archive] jpluimers.github.io/deadlockempire.github.io:
    DeadLockEmpire with GitHub pages configured

    DeadLockEmpire with GitHub pages configured: after saving, it will auto-publish.

–jeroen

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