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Building OSGeoLive documentation

The following steps describe how to build OSGeoLive documentation on an Ubuntu based operating system (such as Lubuntu).

About OSGeoLive

OSGeoLive is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive or Virtual Machine based on Lubuntu, that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything. It is composed entirely of free software, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and passed around.

reStructured Text

The majority of OSGeoLive documentation is generated from reStructured text (reSt) sources using Sphinx. reSt is similar to wiki markup, and readable in plain ascii. As a quick check, github will (partially) render reSt documents as HTML.

Build steps

1. Install python and sphinx version 1.6.5 or greater (as provided with Ubuntu >16.04), (install_main_docs.sh does this too)

sudo apt-get install python-pip
pip install sphinx==1.6.5
pip install sphinx-intl
pip install sphinxjp.themes.revealjs
sudo apt-get install cpanminus
sudo cpanm Text::SimpleTable::AutoWidth

2. Clone or download OSGeoLive source documentation

git clone https://github.com/OSGeo/OSGeoLive-doc.git

3. Generate the English documentation

cd OSGeoLive-doc
mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DHTML=ON ..
make
cd ..

The output is in build/doc/_build/html/

4. Generate another language documentation

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DHTML=ON -DFR=ON ..
make
cd ..

Adding -DFR=ON adds the French language, adding another -DES=ON adds Spanish, and so on. The output is also in build/doc/_build/html/

5. Optional: reduce the size of the generated documentation

bash scripts/clean-images.sh

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