Re: Announce: Gjs documentation almost ready!

2014-02-26 20:27 GMT+01:00 Giovanni Campagna <scampa giovanni gmail com>:
Hello desktop developers,

as some of you may have noticed, there has been some activity on the
documentation generator for gobject-introspection, and in particular a
lot of improvements on the Gjs side.
Now the result are beginning to appear, and you can see them here:

In particular, what is interesting is that we blend in generated and
manually edited documentation. This allows us to remove all of GLib
and GObject that is not interesting or badly annotated, and it lets us
add things like GObject.Class (
), which is the gjs specific way to define new GTypes.
I hope to finish with the other overrides soon (the biggest ones are
GLib.Variant and Gio.DBus*, but there's some minor stuff), which
should solve one of the greatest hurdles in taking up gjs programming.
The sources for this generation are not hosted anywhere, because I
don't know if it makes sense to store generated (or semi-generated)
files in git. I think it does, at least for GLib and GObject, because
the update is always manual. cairo has the same problem, because we
bind it manually, and the "native" gjs modules need documentation too.

Of course, this location is only temporary, and I hope we will move to
library-web at some point. This would also fix the styling, which
right now is "poor" (it's a pure yelp-build of the mallard docs).
The interesting part, though, is that the documentation, at least for
the schematic parts, is correct and existing.

And naturally, help is welcome, but for now, enjoy!

A small update on this: I have pushed the mallard sources to a new
repository, gjs-documentation, togheter with the basic scripting to
recreate the html version. Additionally, I have completed the
documentation for the GLib and GObject overrides (so
and [deep_]unpack() are covered now), they will be on
We have a wiki page, Projects/Gjs/Documentation, tracking all the work
and all current issues, so more than ever, help is welcome :)


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