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Jekyll setup on Windows

Work in Progress

The easier way would be by installing either WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux), WSL2, or MSYS2. WSL2 requires a Windows 10 Build 18917 or higher.

All these solutions brings a Linux environment on Windows.

I’ve installed Ubuntu 18.04 on WSL1.

Download and install Git, VSCode and Ruby for Windows. Using WSL, once running VSCode, a popup will suggest to install a ‘Remote - WSL’, install it as well.

From Extensions (CTRL+Shift+X), search and install:

  • EditorConfig for VSCode (Official by EditorConfig)
  • Liquid (by Νίκος)
  • vscode-sfz (by Arne Jokela)

Select menu View -> Terminal, then from the Terminal window below, click on the combobox Select Default Shell and set Git Bash from Git for Windows package.

You can clone the repository with:

git clone

and open the directory in VSCode, you can also save the current workspace, call it ‘sfzformat’. It will appear on the file list on the left, grayed after a while because it’s a .gitignored file.

At this point if the current terminal path is set to the sfzformat directory, we can do the last step by running ./, it will install Jekyll and the needed applications to build the website locally.