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author Mark Banner <standard8@mozilla.com>
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Mozilla Source Tree Documentation
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.. toctree::
   :maxdepth: 1

   {indexes}

Python Packages
===============

.. toctree::
   :maxdepth: 2

   {python_packages}

Managing Documentation
======================

This documentation is generated via the
`Sphinx <http://sphinx-doc.org/>`_ tool from sources in the tree.

To build the documentation, run ``mach doc``. Run
``mach help doc`` to see configurable options.

Adding Documentation
--------------------

To add new documentation, define the ``SPHINX_TREES`` and
``SPHINX_PYTHON_PACKAGE_DIRS`` variables in ``moz.build`` files in
the tree and documentation will automatically get picked up.

Say you have a directory ``featureX`` you would like to write some
documentation for. Here are the steps to create Sphinx documentation
for it:

1. Create a directory for the docs. This is typically ``docs``. e.g.
   ``featureX/docs``.
2. Create an ``index.rst`` file in this directory. The ``index.rst`` file
   is the root documentation for that section. See ``build/docs/index.rst``
   for an example file.
3. In a ``moz.build`` file (typically the one in the parent directory of
   the ``docs`` directory), define ``SPHINX_TREES`` to hook up the plumbing.
   e.g. ``SPHINX_TREES['featureX'] = 'docs'``. This says *the ``docs``
   directory under the current directory should be installed into the
   Sphinx documentation tree under ``/featureX``*.
4. If you have Python packages you would like to generate Python API
   documentation for, you can use ``SPHINX_PYTHON_PACKAGE_DIRS`` to
   declare directories containing Python packages. e.g.
   ``SPHINX_PYTHON_PACKAGE_DIRS += ['mozpackage']``.

Indices and tables
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* :ref:`genindex`
* :ref:`modindex`
* :ref:`search`