An open, extensible, wiki for your team built using React and Node.js.
Try out Outline using our hosted version at www.getoutline.com.
If you'd like to run your own copy of Outline or contribute to development then this is the place for you.
Outline requires the following dependencies:
- Postgres >=9.5
- Slack developer application
In development you can quickly get an environment running using Docker by following these steps:
- Install Docker for Desktop if you don't already have it.
- Register a Slack app at https://api.slack.com/apps
- Copy the file
.envand fill out the Slack keys, everything else should work well for development.
make up. This will download dependencies, build and launch a development version of Outline.
To enable debugging statements, set the following env vars:
Sequelize is used to create and run migrations, for example:
yarn sequelize migration:create yarn sequelize db:migrate
Or to run migrations on test database:
yarn sequelize db:migrate --env test
await, and Flow typing. Prettier and ESLint are ran as pre-commit hooks.
Outline's frontend is a React application compiled with Webpack. It uses Mobx for state management and Styled Components for component styles. Unless global, state logic and styles are always co-located with React components together with their subcomponents to make the component tree easier to manage.
app/- Frontend React application
app/scenes- Full page views
app/components- Reusable React components
app/stores- Global state stores
app/models- State models
app/types- Flow types for non-models
server/api- API endpoints
server/emails- React rendered email templates
server/models- Database models (Sequelize)
server/pages- Server-side rendered public pages (React)
server/presenters- API responses for database models
shared- Code shared between frontend and backend applications
We aim to have sufficient test coverage for critical parts of the application and aren't aiming for 100% unit test coverage. All API endpoints and anything authentication related should be thoroughly tested, and it's generally good to add tests for backend features and code.
To add new tests, write your tests with Jest and add a file with
.test.js extension next to the tested code.
# To run all tests yarn test # To run backend tests yarn test:server # To run frontend tests yarn test:app
Outline is still built and maintained by a small team – we'd love your help to fix bugs and add features!
However, before working on a pull request please let the core team know by creating or commenting in an issue on GitHub, and we'd also love to hear from you in our Spectrum community. This way we can ensure that an approach is agreed on before code is written and will hopefully help to get your contributions integrated faster! Take a look at our roadmap.
If you’re looking for ways to get started, here's a list of ways to help us improve Outline:
- Issues with
good first issuelabel
- Performance improvements, both on server and frontend
- Developer happiness and documentation
- Bugs and other issues listed on GitHub
- Helping others on Spectrum
Outline is BSD licensed.