Jq under new management

There a new sheriff in town. https://github.com/jqlang is a new organization intended to maintain jq going forward. The original maintainers have pretty much abandoned it: the last release, v1.6, is dated Nov 1, 2018

Unfortunately, the documentation did not follow it: https://stedolan.github.io/jq now redirects to https://jqlang.github.io/jq, but the jqlang people have not created their jqlang.github.io repo.

Until this gets resolved, https://github.com/jqlang/jq/blob/master/docs/content/manual/v1.6/manual.yml is the manual online.

I’ve raised this issue on the jqlang discord. We’ll see how long it takes to get fixed. I’d raise an issue in the jqlang/jq repo, but there are literally 10 years of issues open.


Hmm, the documentation is up. I wonder what was happening to me earlier today.

Confusingly https://jqlang.github.io/jq is OK but https://jqlang.github.io is a 404.

I don’t get how the docs site is working when the org does not have a github.io repo … unless that can be a private repo but some of its pages can be public…

IIRC, the github.io is based off the repo. So if they’re two different repos, that might explain why one is showing and the other isn’t. :woman_shrugging:

It might also be public vs private…but I don’t know the intricacies of that.

this article also talks about domain ownership…so maybe that is playing a role as well?

See About GitHub Pages - GitHub Docs. The website is generated from the gh-pages branch: GitHub - jqlang/jq at gh-pages.