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oneAPI Specifications

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This repository contains the sources for the oneAPI Specification. For the latest build from main branch, see HTML and PDF.

For more information about oneAPI, see For information about future releases of the oneAPI specification, see the oneAPI Specification Roadmap. To be notified about new releases, become a release-only watcher of this repo.

The document is written using reStructuredText and built with Sphinx using a theme provided by Read the Docs.


The oneAPI specification is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

See LICENSE for more information.


See CONTRIBUTING for more information.

Build the Specification

To build the specification document locally, clone this repository to your local system and follow the setup and build instructions. The setup and build steps make use of scripts/, a helper script for maintenance tasks. You can also look at the source if you want to see how to do the same task manually.


Install Python 3, Doxygen (>= 1.8.17), LaTeX, etc. To install on Ubuntu:

sudo scripts/

Create and activate a Python virtual environment with all required tools:

python scripts/ spec-venv
source spec-venv/bin/activate

To install directly with pip:

pip install -r requirements.txt

To install on Windows:

python scripts\ spec-venv

Build the Docs

To build the HTML document, use the following command:

python scripts/ html

The document is organized as a book with chapters. Each element of oneAPI is its own chapter and can be built separately. For example, to build the oneVPL chapter, use the following command:

python scripts/ html source/elements/oneVPL

To view the HTML docs, visit build/html/index.html in your browser using a file:// URL.

Build the pdf version wit the following command:

python scripts/ latexpdf

The generated PDF will be located at build/latexpdf/oneAPI-spec.pdf.


You can build a Docker container image with the following command:

python scripts/ dockerbuild

The tag will be rscohn2/oneapi-spec. The script copies your proxy settings in the invoking shell so it will work inside the firewall.

You can run a docker container with the following command:

python scripts/ dockerrun


We use GitHub actions. See .github/workflows/ci.yml.

PR's trigger the CI to build the document and save it as an artifact. If you are working in a fork on GitHub, commits to the main branch will build and publish the document in the GitHub pages associated with the repository.

Adding licenses to files

Use the reuse tool

Code examples:

reuse addheader --copyright "Intel Corporation" --year 2020 --license MIT source/examples/host-task.cpp

Doc sources:

reuse addheader --copyright "Intel Corporation" --year 2020 --license CC-BY-4.0 source/index.rst

Making a Release

  1. Update:
    • oneapi-doc.json
    • releases/index.rst
  2. Tag it.
  3. Publish with oneAPI doc repo