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Lagacy notes on doc building.

Notes on Generating or updating the API Documentation

The documentation is automatically generated using comments in the individual source files. To update the documentation, individual sources files must be modified. To generate new documentation, follow these steps:

1) Download and install Doxygen from

2) Download and install LateX (windows), otherwise install LateX for your OS

3) Download and install sphinx. Follow the instructions on their install page for your OS.

Instructions for Developers to re-generate all the docs from the current code base

All built documentation is stored at:

If you already have cloned the gh-pages in the past then just do a git pull in the gh-pages directory, otherwise you will need to create a clone for yourself, use the command:

git clone -b gh-pages gh-pages

Clone the gh-pages branch into src along side roadrunner, ie

src —

 You can either generate the docs from the command line or from the doxygen wizard.

Command Line

To build a particular set of docs, follow the instructions (make sure doxygen is on your path):
cd ~/src/roadrunner/source
doxygen.exe doxygen.conf
cd ~/src/roadrunner/wrappers/C
doxygen.exe core_c_api.doxy
cd ~/src/roadrunner/plugins/wrappers/C/
doxygen.exe Doxyfile_c_api.doxy
cd ~/src/roadrunner/plugins/source
doxygen.exe Doxyfile_cpp_api.doxy
#SWITCH CONSOLE the following works in MSYS ONLY on windowd
#sphinx pydoc
cd ~/src/roadrunner/wrappers/SWIGPython/doc
make html

Using Doxygen wizard

When you want to change options, or if you are more comfortable with the Doxygen GUI application, follow these instructions:

2) Run Doxygen wizard (the executable is usually called doxywizard)

3) Go to File->Open and select the docs you want to create, eg src\roadrunner\wrappers\C\core_c_api.doxy

5) Select the Run tab and click on the Run doxygen button, this will generate the docs in src\gh-pages\c_api_docs. Similar arguments apply to the other docs.

7) The documentation has been generated into gh-pages. Use git commit and then git push on the gh-pages subdirectory to update the online documentation.

git commit -am “My message[ci skip]”
git push

Old SVN tip preserved for posterity

8) Tip: You might find that a new html file generated from doxygen does not render in the browser. In order to make the html render correctly, make sure you add the text/html mime type to the file. Under TortoiseSVN, select the file and choose properties from the TortoiseSVN popup menu. Select svn:mime-type in the property type and add text/html to the property value. Select OK and commit the change. The html file will now render correctly.

Alternatively you can make SVN do this for you by editing the SVN configuration file. To do this, select Settings under TortoiseSVN. In the general tab (usually the first you’ll see) there is a button marked Edit towards the right hand corner, select this and the config file will be loaded into your favourite editor. In the config file locate the line, miscellany and uncomment the line marked: enable-auto-props = yes. Finally, locate the line [auto-props] and add the following lines to the end of section:

*.html = svn:mime-type=text/html
*.css = svn:mime-type=text/css
*.js = svn:mime-type=text/javascript
*.txt = svn:mime-type=text/plain;svn:eol-style=native
*.png = svn:mime-type=image/png
*.jpg = svn:mime-type=image/jpeg
*.pdf = svn:mime-type=application/pdf
*.jpeg = svn:mime-type=image/jpg
*.tiff = svn:mime-type=image/tiff
*.tif = svn:mime-type=image/tiff

Buld instruction are now available at: Build Instructions