ManualStandards

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Manual Standards

We use Sphinx to build the user manual. It's located in the docs/ directory of the repository.

FIXME - lots of stuff to add here regarding conventions, ...


HTML

To build, do:

   cd docs/
   make html

The HTML version of the docs will then be in docs/_build/html/.


Texinfo

To build, you need to use the latest tip from Sphinx in hg to build the manual into a Texinfo file. The texinfo builder/writer haven't been released in a final Sphinx release, yet. To get a copy, you need to do an hg clone:

   hg clone https://bitbucket.org/birkenfeld/sphinx

You need to install it. I install it in a virtual environment:

   mkvirtualenv sphinxtip
   cd sphinx/
   python setup.py develop

After you have a copy of the latest Sphinx in hg installed, run:

   cd docs/
   make info

The Texinfo version of the docs will then be in docs/_build/texinfo/.

To test, open up Emacs and do C-u C-h i and then select the .info file. Read through it, make sure the images are correct and that there aren't weird things. Note that you need to use a graphical Emacs and not a command shell Emacs.

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