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PhotosynQ Documentation

Documentation on how to use the PhotosynQ Platform, including Help, Tutorials and FAQs.

Build

The latest release is available at https://help.photosynq.com.

Folders & Files

Files are named using the help or tutorial title, e.g. this-is-the-chapter-1.md.

├── docs
│   ├── Readme.md                           // Landing Page
│   ├── .vuepress
│   │   └── config.js                       // Change Page content and layout here
│   ├── account                             // Account Chapters folder
│   │   └── images
│   ├── desktop-application                 // Desktop Application Chapters folder
│   │   └── images
│   ├── instruments                         // Instrument Chapters folder
│   │   └── images
│   ├── macros                              // Macro Chapters folder
│   │   └── images
│   ├── mobile-application                  // Mobile Application Chapters folder
│   │   └── images
│   ├── projects                            // Project Chapters folder
│   │   └── images
│   ├── protocols                           // Protocol Chapters folder
│   │   └── images
│   ├── tutorials                           // Tutorials folder
│   │   └── images
│   └── view-and-analyze-data               // Data viewing and analysis Chapters folder
│       └── images
└── firmware
    ├── <version>                           // Firmware version commands folder
    ├── ...
    ├── docs                                // Document Page Headers
    │   ├── console-commands.md             // Console commands page header
    │   ├── console-commands-archive.md     // Console commands archive page header
    │   ├── protocol-commands.md            // Protocol commands page header
    │   └── protocol-commands-archive.md    // Protocol commands archive page header
    └── versions.json                       // File describing the firware versions

Images

All images are placed in the images folder in the corresponding chapter folders. For now we don't have any special naming conventions.

Include images as ![A figure description](./images/file.*)

Make sure to use png, jpeg or gifs if animations are necessary.

Special functions

::: tip Title
This is a Tip for you.
:::

Will create a blue info box on the website. Don't use line breaks.

::: warning  Title
This is a Note for you.
:::

Will create a yellow note box on the website. Don't use line breaks.

<i class="fa fa-..."></i> Will include the corresponding https://fontawesome.com/v4.7.0/icons icon (v4.7.0) on the website.

Installation

Make sure to use yarn and not npm to allow for correct functionality with vuepress.

yarn install

Firmware

The firmware folder contains individual files for each command, using the command as a filename command.json.

New Firmware command

Use the following command generate a template file for a new command.

gulp firmwareNewCommand --cmd=YourCommand --version=FirmwareVersion

The standard structure for documenting a command is the following:

{
    "name": "<string>",             // Command Name
    "abstract": "<string>",         // A brief one line description about the Command's function
    "description": "<string>",      // Description of the Command's function
    "alias": ["<string"],           // If the Command has an alias add it here, no separate file needed
    "input": "string|array|number", // If the Command expects a string, number or array
    "values": [],
    "example": "<string>",          // Add an example on how to use the command
    "type": "console|protocol",     // Where the Command can be used
    "compatibility": [],            // "Instrument Name": ["firmware version",...]
    "deprecated": false,            // If a Command is deprecated set to true
    "dependencies":[],              // Add Commands that are required with this command in protocols
    "parent": "<string>",           // When the command nested within a command
    "access": "public|private"      // If the command is in the outside documentation
}

New Firmware Version

For each new firmware version a new folder is generated. When creating the new version, all commands from the previous version are copied into the new folder.

gulp firmwareNewVersion --version=FirmwareVersion

Test Help Documentation

Requires yarn to be used. Open the url in a browser when the server is started.

yarn docs:dev

Run a test build of the static pages.

yarn docs:build

Compile Master documents

To generate one big help document and one tutorials document, use the following command.

gulp build

Create a release

This will build the static documentation page from the latest version, as well as all other documentation files. Before running this script, make sure to create a new tag/release on git.

yarn release

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