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README.rst

README for Sphinx

This is the Sphinx documentation generator, see http://sphinx-doc.org/.

Installing

Install from PyPI to use stable version:

pip install -U sphinx

Install from PyPI to use beta version:

pip install -U --pre sphinx

Install from newest dev version in stable branch:

pip install git+https://github.com/sphinx-doc/sphinx@stable

Install from newest dev version in master branch:

pip install git+https://github.com/sphinx-doc/sphinx

Install from cloned source:

pip install .

Install from cloned source as editable:

pip install -e .

Reading the docs

After installing:

cd doc
make html

Then, direct your browser to _build/html/index.html.

Or read them online at <http://sphinx-doc.org/>.

Testing

To run the tests with the interpreter available as python, use:

make test

If you want to use a different interpreter, e.g. python3, use:

PYTHON=python3 make test

Continuous testing runs on travis:

https://travis-ci.org/sphinx-doc/sphinx.svg?branch=master

Contributing

  1. Check for open issues or open a fresh issue to start a discussion around a feature idea or a bug.
  2. If you feel uncomfortable or uncertain about an issue or your changes, feel free to email sphinx-dev@googlegroups.com.
  3. Fork the repository on GitHub https://github.com/sphinx-doc/sphinx to start making your changes to the master branch for next major version, or stable branch for next minor version.
  4. Write a test which shows that the bug was fixed or that the feature works as expected. Use make test to run the test suite.
  5. Send a pull request and bug the maintainer until it gets merged and published. Make sure to add yourself to AUTHORS <https://github.com/sphinx-doc/sphinx/blob/master/AUTHORS> and the change to CHANGES <https://github.com/sphinx-doc/sphinx/blob/master/CHANGES>.
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