Please check the build logs and, if you believe this is docs.rs' fault, open an issue.
Personal implementation of Gitbook in Rust
This project is still in it's early days. For more information about what is left on my to-do list, check the issue tracker
To have an idea of what a rendered book looks like,take a look at the Documentation. It is rendered by the latest version of mdBook.
git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/azerupi/mdBook.git cd mdBook cargo build --release
mdbook will be in the
./target/release folder, this should be added to the path.
If you want to regenerate the css (stylesheet), make sure that you installed
npm because it is used to compile the stylesheets
npm install -g stylus nib
Then build with the
cargo build --release --features="regenerate-css"
There are two main parts of this project:
- The library: The crate is structured so that all the code that actually does something is part of the library. You could therefore easily hook mdbook into your existing project, extend it's functionality by wrapping it in some other code, etc.
- The binary: Is just a wrapper around the library functionality providing a nice and easy command line interface.
Command line interface
If you run
mdbook init in a directory, it will create a couple of folders and files you can start with.
This is the strucutre it creates at the moment:
book-test/ ├── book └── src ├── chapter_1.md └── SUMMARY.md
src are both directories.
src contains the markdown files that will be used to render the ouput to the
Please, take a look at the Documentation for more information.
mdbook build in the directory to render the book. You can find more information in the Documentation
As a library
Aside from the command line interface, this crate can also be used as a library. This means that you could integrate it in an existing project, like a webapp for example. Since the command line interface is just a wrapper around the library functionality, when you use this crate as a library you have full access to all the functionality of the command line interface with and easy to use API and more!
Contributions are highly apreciated. Here are some ideas:
- Create new renderers, at the moment I have only created a renderer that uses handlebars, pulldown-cmark and renders to html. But you could create a renderer that uses another template engine, markdown parser or even outputs to another format like pdf.
- Add tests I have not much experience in writing tests, all help to write meaningful tests is thus very welcome
- write documentation documentation can always be improved
- Smaller tasks I try to add a lot of the remaining tasks on the issue tracker with the label:
Enhancement. Just pick one that looks interesting. The majority of the tasks are small enough to be tackled by people who are unfamiliar with the project.
If you have an idea for improvement, create a new issue. Or a pull request if you can :)
All the code is released under the Mozilla Public License v2.0, for more information take a look at the LICENSE file