I want to host my static site here on Render. However, it uses Jekyll Picture Tag, a very useful Jekyll plugin that relies on libvips-tools. While libvips is available, the tools package is not: this makes it impossible to compile my site.
As I see it, I have these options:
- I can pre-build the entire site, storing the generated images in git. This is very inefficent, and not how git was meant to be used. It is thus a last resort. If Render allowed me to simply upload my site, rather than going through Git, that would also work wonderfully.
- I can upload the needed executable into my repo, and somehow place it on the PATH. This would be more ideal for me, since it offloads the build work to the build server: however, I’d need a weird custom script, which isn’t ideal
- Somehow, the libvips-tools package is added to the environment. AFAIK, there is no way for me to do this. However, since it’s quite a small package (90 KB), and libvips is already available on the build server (otherwise it wouldn’t get as far in the build as it does), I think it’s very doable for Render administration to add this package to their build images.
What are your thoughts? Where can I post to most effectively get the Render administration’s attention?