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Sebastien Lorber
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This Week In React #177 : Skia, Pigment, Mist, Storybook, shadcn/ui, Hydration Diff, Geiger, MDXTS, Remotion, WinterJS...

Hi everyone!

This week it's particularly exciting to see React Native Skia reaching 1.0. But we also have many other interesting releases to look at: Pigment, Storybook, Tailwind, Rolldown, MDXTS...

There were also some fun ones, such as Mist and Geist. I'm really curious to know what you think of them. Would you use these?

I'm trying to monitor more closely weak signals (PRs, RFCs and tweets), do you find this kind of news valuable?

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Pigment CSS

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William Candillon - Time to Fly - React Native Skia 1.0

πŸŽ₯ William Candillon - Time to Fly - React Native Skia 1.0

Exciting major release of React Native Skia, with an inspiring launch video! This library was first released back in 2021 by William Candillon and Christian Falch and has been heavily supported by Shopify for a long time. Now, they’ve finally released a 1.0 and it’s packed with improvements and new features: Thanks to a new Paragraph API, Skia can now render rich text layouts, combining system fonts and custom fonts. Animations Hooks make it easier to build performant animations with the already existing RN Reanimated and Gesture Handler integration. Another highlight for me personally: RN Skia now also supports the web as a platform, via a package called canvaskit-js!

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Top comments (3)

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Henry Zhang • Edited

Hello Sebastien!

I don't have a twitter so I was trying to find a way to reach you about Docusaurus, and found you on here. I am building an SSOT for my company to use as an internal documentation source ,using Docusaurus. So far it's been great, and very lightweight, which is perfect.

I was wondering, is there a way to generate a new md/mdx file by a non-local user? As in, after deployment, I would want anybody with access to be able to create a new Doc page, have it go into the correct file path, and make that the current version in the git repo. Is that possible to do?

The premise is that this would be a company wide hub that anybody could contribute to, and I want a way to forego an active administrator who would have to manually update the site. They could submit into an input form, and it would create the md/mdx file, push to the git repo, and make the localized change persist on the deployed site, and the page would be live immediately after.

I would be very grateful for any advice. If this platform is not good for a response, you can reach me at

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Sebastien Lorber


You'd better ask questions on the Docusaurus Discord or the Docusaurus repo discussions πŸ˜…

You can try to use a Git-based CMS like TinaCMS or Decap.
Another approach could be to let users contribute to docs through StackBlitz Web Publisher. It is a bit more technical because users have to "submit" their contribution at the end, but is manageable.

At the end of the day users should be technical enough to understand how to author Markdown anyway

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Henry Zhang

Thanks for getting back to me, I appreciate it Sebastien. And sounds good, I will give those a try, as well as the DocuDiscord, thank you!