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How to contribute to the Smos Documentation Site

Setting up a feedback loop

To contribute to the documentation site, use feedback:

$ nix develop
nix $ feedback docs

Contributing casts

Contributing an screencast to the documentation site involves writing an autorecorder cast specification. This ensures that the casts are always showing the current version of the tools that they show off.

  1. Locate the cast spec files in smos-docs-site/content/casts.

  2. Copy the example cast: example.yaml to create your new mycast.yaml specification.

  3. Make the changes that you want.

  4. Try out your cast using autorecorder record mycast.yaml mycast.cast.

  5. Use your cast in the documentation site by embedding it like this:


Contributing to the NixOS Module Docs

Building the NixOS module docs or the Nix home manager module docs require a nix build, so they are not built in the default feedback loop for smos-docs-site. If you want to work on them from the stack feedback loop anyway, you can build the module docs with these commands before running the feedback loop:

nix build .#nixosModuleDocs --out-link result-nixos-module-docs
nix build .#nixosModuleDocs --out-link result-home-manager-module-docs
export NIXOS_MODULE_DOCS="$(pwd)/result-nixos-module-docs/share/doc/nixos/options.json"
export HOME_MANAGER_MODULE_DOCS="$(pwd)/result-home-manager-module-docs/share/doc/nixos/options.json"
feedback docs

Note that you may have to stack clean smos-docs-site to get the build to pick up this change.