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== Overview nanoc is a simple but very flexible static site generator written in Ruby. It operates on local files, and therefore does not run on the server. nanoc "compiles" the local source files into HTML (usually), by evaluating eRuby, Markdown, etc. == Documentation nanoc's web site, which can be found at http://nanoc.stoneship.org, contains a few useful resources to help you get started with nanoc: * The tutorial at http://nanoc.stoneship.org/help/tutorial * The manual at http://nanoc.stoneship.org/help/manual It is probably also worth checking out and perhaps subscribing to the discussion groups: * The discussion group in English at http://groups.google.com/group/nanoc * The discussion group in Spanish at http://groups.google.com/group/nanoc-es === Source Code Documentation The source code is structured in a few directories: * *bin* contains the commandline tool aptly named +nanoc+ * *lib* * *nanoc* * *base* contains the bare essentials necessary for nanoc to function * *binary_filters* contains the standard binary filters (Nanoc::BinaryFilter subclasses) such as the thumbnail filter * *cli* contains the commandline interface * *data_sources* contains the standard data sources (Nanoc::DataSource subclasses), such as the filesystem data source * *helpers* contains helpers, which provide functionality some sites may find useful, such as the blogging and tagging helpers * *extra* contains stuff that is not needed by nanoc itself, but which may be used by helpers, data sources, filters or routers. * *filters* contains the standard filters (Nanoc::Filter subclasses) such as ERB, Markdown, Haml, ... * *routers* contains the standard routers (Nanoc::Router subclasses) * *test* contains test fixtures as well as testing code, structured in the same way as lib/nanoc The namespaces (modules) are organised like this: * *Nanoc* is the namespace for everything nanoc-related (obviously). The classes in 'lib/nanoc/base' are part of this module (not Nanoc::Base which does not exist) * *BinaryFilters* contains the binary filters * *CLI* containing everything related to the commandline tool. * *DataSources* contains the data sources * *Helpers* contains the helpers * *Extra* contains useful stuff not needed by nanoc itself * *Filters* contains the (textual) filters * *Routers* contains the routers The central class in nanoc is Nanoc::Site, so you should start there if you want to explore nanoc from a technical perspective. == Contributors (In alphabetical order) * Colin Barrett * Dmitry Bilunov * Šime Ramov * "Soryu" * Dennis Sutch Special thanks to Ale Muñoz. == Contact You can reach me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.