Okydoky 0.9.5

Automated docs builder using Sphinx/GitHub/Distribute for private use

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What's new in Okydoky 0.9.5:

  • GitHub forced state for OAuth. Follow that.
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Hong MinHee
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Okydoky is an automated documentation builder using Sphinx, Distribute and GitHub (which was setuptools). It makes your closed Python project to continuously build documentations, with the following assumptions:

1. Documentation is done using Sphinx.
2. Project is packaged through setuptools (not pip nor any others).
3. Source code is managed under GitHub.

To say shortly, it's simply a ReadTheDocs.org for private use.

How it works

It works in the following instructions:

1. When new commits are pushed, GitHub triggers Okydoky post-receive hook.
2. Okydoky downloads tarball archives of pushed commits from GitHub.
3. Tarball archive gets extracted into a temporary directory.
4. Sphinx builds the documentation.
5. When users request the docs using their web browser, Okydoky asks the user to authenticate using GitHub OAuth.
6. If they has the authorization, Okydoky serves a built docs.

How to use

It's an ordinary Python package. You can install it using easy_install:

 easy_install Okydoky

This package provides a command line script called okydoky. It's a web application and also a small web server for itself. It takes a config file .

Config files have to contain some required values like GitHub application key and secret key.

You have to create a GitHub application to use Okydoky. Its Callback URL is very important. Fill it with:

http://< host >/auth/finalize

and replaces < host > with the domain name what you'll use. And then, add a post-receive hook into your GitHub repository:

http://< host >/

If you make a config file, then run an Okydoky server using okydoky script:

 okydoky -H -p 8080 yourconfig.py

Lastly, you have to make an initial auth to finish installation. Open http://< host >/ in your web browser and login with GitHub from there.


The config file is a normal Python script. It uses Flask's config system. Read Flask's docs about config files.

 The user and repository name e.g. 'crosspop/okydoky'.
 The GitHub application's client key.
 The GitHub application's secret key.
 The path of the directory to store data. This directory will store some configured data, tarballs, and built documentations.
 The secret key to sign sessions. See Flask's docs about sessions also.

Open source

Okydoky is written by Hong Minhee for Crosspop. It's distributed under MIT license, and the source code can be found in the GitHub repository. Check out:

 git clone git://github.com/crosspop/okydoky.git

Last updated on September 19th, 2012


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