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Concourse Docs

This is where you will find the source for the Concourse website and overall documentation. All of our docs are written using the Booklit documentation engine.

Table of Contents

Building the Docs Locally


  • Have Go v1.8+ installed and configured. You can find the relevant instructions for your platform of choice here: Go Getting Started

  • Clone this repository:

  • Set your GOPATH and initialize submodules

    direnv allow  # or source .envrc
    git submodule update --init --recursive

Compiling the Docs

You can compile the Concourse docs by running:


The build script will instruct Booklit to compile all the files under lit/ as html files. The files will then be dumped into your current working directory, i.e. the root of this repo.

Viewing the docs in your browser

To run a server that will rebuild the docs as needed, pass -s (port) like so:

./scripts/build -s 8000

You will be now be able to see the rendered site if you navigate to http://localhost:8000.

Docs Styling

You can find all of the styling assets for the Concourse website and documentation under the css/ folder.

If you are planning to make changes to the site, css/booklit.css is usually a good place to start.

Content Layout

All of the website content can be found under the lit/ folder of this repository.

The content layout for the site is qute simple, and for the most part self-explanatory. If you want to change a specific page on the website you can usually jump straight to it by looking for the .lit version of the page. For example you can make changes to by editing lit/fly.lit.

  • html/docs-header.tmpl L1 navigation header for the Concourse website and docs.
  • lit/index.html The Concourse Homepage
  • lit/reference/ This is where you'll find most of the documentation listed under
  • lit/release-notes/ Release notes separated by Concourse version. These .lit snippets are ultimately loaded into lit/download.lit
  • lit/download.lit/ Concourse Downloads page
  • lit/docs/resource-types/community-resources.lit A listing of Concourse community-supported resources