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Brooklyn Website and Docs Source

Contributor Workflow

The contributor workflow is identical to that used by the main project, with pull requests and contributor licenses required. Therefore you should familiarise yourself with the standard workflow for Apache Brooklyn:

The documents are written in Github flavoured Markdown a superset of Markdown which is processed into HTML using Gitbook. In addition to the standard set of options and notation available with these platforms, a number of custom plug-ins have been implemented specifically for the Brooklyn docs. These are detailed in the contributing to docs doc.

Workstation Setup

First, if you have not already done so, clone the brooklyn repository and subprojects and set up the remotes as described in Guide for committers.

The Brooklyn documentation uses Gitbook to process the site content into HTML. This in turn requires node and npm: install node from the their download page or via yum / apt-get / brew to manage installations and dependencies. A recent version of node is required: if you get errors consider updating with nvm.

Once the node and npm are installed, run this command to install all the required dependencies at the correct versions:

npm install

If you are building the PDF documentation, this requires calibre. Please refer to the Gitbook documentation.

Seeing the docs

To build the documentation, run this command in this folder:

npm run book

The generated files will be in _book.

To build and run a local webserver:

npm run serve

The URL is printed by Gitbook when the server starts, e.g. http://localhost:4000/ . The server will continue to run until you press Ctrl+C. Modified files will be detected and regenerated (but that might take up to 40s).

This does not generate API docs, Javadoc nor the website.

To generate PDF, first follow these instructions to install ebook-convert, then run:

npm run pdf

Seeing the javadoc

To build the javadoc, run this command in this folder:

npm run javadoc

The generated files will be in _book/misc/javadoc.

To build and serve the docs and javadocs, first start the local webserver:

npm run serve

then run:

npm run javadoc

Preparing for a Release

When doing a release, there are couple of thing to do first:

  • create a release branch <version> then:
    • update the following variables in _config.yml:
      • brooklyn_version to <version> you are currently releasing
      • brooklyn_stable_version to <version> you are currently releasing
      • path.doc to /v/<version>
    • run change-version.sh <version>-SNAPSHOT <version>
  • In master branch:
    • run change-version.sh <version>-SNAPSHOT <version+1>-SNAPSHOT
    • clear old stuff in the start/release-notes.md file

Publishing the docs and javadoc

The Apache website publication process is based around the Subversion repository; the generated HTML files must be checked in to Subversion, whereupon an automated process will publish the files to the live website. So, to push changes the live site, you will need to have the website directory checked out from the Apache subversion repository. We recommend setting this up as a sibling to your brooklyn git project directory:

# verify we're in the right location and the site does not already exist
ls book.json || { echo "ERROR: you should be in the docs/ directory to run this command" ; exit 1 ; }
ls ../../brooklyn-site-public > /dev/null && { echo "ERROR: brooklyn-site-public dir already exists" ; exit 1 ; }
pushd `pwd -P`/../..

svn --non-interactive --trust-server-cert co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/brooklyn/site brooklyn-site-public

# verify it
cd brooklyn-site-public
ls style/img/apache-brooklyn-logo-244px-wide.png || { echo "ERROR: checkout is wrong" ; exit 1 ; }
export BROOKLYN_SITE_DIR=`pwd`
echo "SUCCESS: checked out site in $BROOKLYN_SITE_DIR"

With this checked out, a typical update consists of the following commands (or a subset)

# Ensure svn repo is up-to-date (very painful otherwise)
cd ${BROOKLYN_SITE_DIR-../../brooklyn-site-public}
svn up
cd -

# Build docs and javadocs
npm run build

# Copy files over
mkdir -p $BROOKLYN_SITE_DIR/v/<version>
cp -r _book/ $BROOKLYN_SITE_DIR/v/<version>/

Next it is recommended to go to the SVN dir and review the changes using the usual svn commands -- status, diff, add, rm, etc. Note in particular that deleted files need special attention (there is no analogue of git add -A!). Look at deletions carefully, to try to avoid breaking links, but once you've done that these commands might be useful:

cd ${BROOKLYN_SITE_DIR-../../brooklyn-site-public}
svn add * --force
export DELETIONS=$( svn status | sed -e '/^!/!d' -e 's/^!//' )
if [ ! -z "${DELETIONS}" ] ; then svn rm ${DELETIONS} ; fi

Then check in the changes (probably picking a better message than shown here):

svn ci -m 'Update Brooklyn website'

The changes should become live within a few minutes.

SVN commits can be slow, particularly if you've regenerated javadoc. (The date is included in all javadoc files so the commands above will cause all javadoc to be updated.) Use npm run book to update master while re-using the previously installed javadoc.

More Notes on the Code


Archived versions are kept under /v/ in the website. New versions should be added with the appropriate directory.
These versions take their own copy of the style files so that changes there will not affect future versions.

A list of available versions is in website/meta/versions.md.