Apache Mesos website generator

This will generate the Mesos website locally. We use docker to simplify our generation and development workflows.

Generating the site

  1. Compile Mesos following the build instructions.

  2. Run this script to generate the endpoint help pages.

  1. Run this script to generate the website.

This will start a container, generate the website from your local Mesos git repository, and make it available. To view the site, go to: http://localhost:4567.

If you are running the container on a remote machine and need to tunnel it to localhost, you can run the following command to make the site available locally:

ssh -NT -L 4567:localhost:4567 -L 35729:localhost:35729 <remote-machine>

The generation includes doxygen and javadoc as well. We could check out them under /api/latest/c++/index.html and /api/latest/java/index.html endpoints once the generation finishes.


Any changes to the site/source directory will cause middleman to reload and regenerate the website, so you can just edit, save, refresh. When you are done with the webserver, hit Ctrl-C in the docker terminal to kill the middleman webserver, clean up generation documents under the site/source directory and destroy/remove the container.

Publishing the Site

Developers are not expected to publish the website. There is a CI job on ASF Jenkins (Mesos-Websitebot) that automatically publishes the website when there are changes detected in the Mesos repository. See support/jenkins/websitebot.sh for details.