This repository contains the source for the .NET API Reference toolchain (used by docs.microsoft.com)
This repository uses submodules, so firstly, you have several options:
- You can include all submodules when you initially clone:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/mono/api-doc-tools.git
- If you already have it local, you can use
git submodule update --init --recursive
- If you have all CLI dependencies (see below), you can
On windows, you can build and compile
apidoctools.sln. And you can run unit tests if you have NUnit installed. If you use Visual Studio for Mac, you can use its built-in support for NUnit tests to also run tests.
If you've got
mono installed, you can run
make prepare all check in a bash prompt to do a release build and run the full test suite (which for mdoc includes more than just the nunit tests). The available targets are:
prepare: initializes the submodules, and restores the nuget dependency of NUnit
all: compiles everything
check: runs unit tests for monodoc and mdoc
check-mdoc: runs only mdoc tests
check-monodoc: runs only monodoc tests
You can also control some parameters from the command line:
If you want to compile in debug mode:
make all CONFIGURATION=Debug
If you are using WSL, use:
make all ENVIRONMENT=wsl
Feel free to open a pull request early in order to make it easy to ask questions during development, and for the maintainers to offer feedback.
When you make certain kinds of changes, it can confuse Make's dependency ... if you're running the test suite and it doesn't seem to be reflecting your changes, add the
-B parameter to the
make invocation, and it will force a rebuild of all targets.
Make sure you are at least on 16.04 (Xenial). You can check which version is currently installed by running the command
If you are running an older version (for example, if you originally installed WSL before the creator's update) and need to upgrade, you can run the following commands:
sudo do-release-upgrade... this updates the version of Ubuntu. Please note, this will likely disable any external package sources, such as the one added when installing Mono.
- Once you're done with that, then you just need to update
- Steps to set up the local WSL mdoc environment
- Install make
sudo apt-get install make
- Install mono, Add back Mono's package repository source, as described in the download instructions.
- Install Nuget
sudo apt-get install nuget
- Install F# Compiler
sudo apt-get install mono-complete fsharp
- Install make
With that run ... you should be able to run the build locally using
make prepare all check.
The following script will prepare, clone, and run a full build with tests of
mdoc on an unbuntu docker container.
apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF echo "deb http://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu trusty main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-official.list apt-get update apt-get install tzdata nuget -y --allow-unauthenticated apt-get install git make mono-devel mono-vbnc ca-certificates-mono wget fsharp -y wget -q 'http://mxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/security/nss/lib/ckfw/builtins/certdata.txt?raw=1' -O "/tmp/certdata.txt" mozroots --import --ask-remove --file /tmp/certdata.txt git clone https://github.com/mono/api-doc-tools cd api-doc-tools make prepare all check
Please review mono's installation guide if you are using a different flavor of linux.