Development/Tools/apidox

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Intro

The KDE project uses doxygen to generate API documentation from source code.

Please see our documentation policy and tutorial.

Generating

HTML pages

Generate apidox in the KDE format using % cd html_dir % /path/to/trunk/KDE/kdelibs/doc/api/doxygen.sh --recurse \

   --doxdatadir=/path/to/trunk/KDE/kdelibs/doc/common \
   /path/to/trunk/KDE/kdelibs

Notes:

  • You must type the paths in full - the script doesn't understand tilde ('~') representing your home directory.
  • QTDIR environment variable must first be set to point to the Qt installation directory.

To generate documentation in doxygen style instead of KDE style, use kdedoxygen.sh: % cd source_dir % /path/to/trunk/KDE/kdesdk/scripts/kdedoxygen.sh

You'll find the top-level html at ./apidocs/html/index.html Load that page into your favorite web browser, review your documentation, then edit your code accordingly.

Warnings from doxygen will be found in ./doxygen.log. Please try to fix all warnings reported by doxygen.

Man pages

Man page lovers can generate man pages using kdedoxyman.sh Like so: % cd source_dir % /path/trunk/KDE/kdesdk/scripts/kdedoxyman.sh -d /path/kdeinstall/share
You can also generate man pages from Qt source code using kdedoxyman.sh: % cd qt-copy/src % /path/trunk/KDE/kdesdk/scripts/kdedoxyman.sh -d /path/kdeinstall/share
and then add /path/kdeinstall/share/man to your $MANPATH environment variable.


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