Better docs for GRC

Hey,

I am interesting in creating some kind of auto-generated docs for grc.
Currently, each block has a custom description or a description
copy/pasted from the html doxygen stuff.

While some custom descriptions are necessary, it would be nice to be
able to grab this other information about blocks and block parameters
from the doxygen docs.

It seems doxygen can create an xml output file with “all” the
information. I would like to take a look at this doxygen-xml output. Do
we currently generate it when this: http://gnuradio.org/doc/doxygen/ is
made? Available for download? If not, where is the doxygen config file
located so I can modify it and generate this output myself?

Assuming this doxygen xml file is what I think it is: GRC could get a
hold of it in 2 ways: 1) if a user wants their grc to have docs, they
have to --enable-doxygen or 2) the grc setup script could download said
xml file from gnuradio.org and install it in a known location.

I prefer #2. Any thoughts on this approach? Alternative ideas?

-Josh

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 03:03:46PM -0400, Josh B. wrote:

Hey,

I am interesting in creating some kind of auto-generated docs for grc.

Sounds like a great idea.

for download? If not, where is the doxygen config file located so I can
modify it and generate this output myself?

It’s currently disabled, but we could turn it back on.
See gnuradio-core/doc/Doxygen.in

# If the GENERATE_XML tag is set to YES Doxygen will
# generate an XML file that captures the structure of
# the code including all documentation.

GENERATE_XML           = NO

Assuming this doxygen xml file is what I think it is: GRC could get a hold
of it in 2 ways: 1) if a user wants their grc to have docs, they have to
–enable-doxygen or 2) the grc setup script could download said xml file
from gnuradio.org and install it in a known location.

I prefer #2. Any thoughts on this approach? Alternative ideas?

I think #2’s problematic since the XML would always be out of date,
and might not match the version of GR that the user has installed.
However, if you want to generate the XML and store it somewhere on
gnuradio.org, we can arrange that.

Eric

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