[Libreoffice] Doxygen for C/C++ URE Documentation

Hanno Meyer-Thurow h.mth at web.de
Wed Jan 4 06:58:09 PST 2012

On Wed, 04 Jan 2012 15:30:03 +0100
Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi all,

Hi Stephan,

> <http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=8907d159378b518a769e9f8c4f67290ec588a77d> 
> "Temporary hack to work around autodoc bug" made it even more evident 
> that our home-brewed autodoc is not up to its task and should be replaced.
> So, I tried to switch to doxygen when generating the C/C++ header 
> documentation in odk/pack/gendocu.  (There are apparently various 
> alternatives to doxygen out there; I did not bother to look at any of 
> them, given that doxygen is something of an "industry standard."  Speak 
> up if you know of a superior alternative.)

> The build then has an additional dependency on the doxygen executable as 
> a prerequisite.  This can be controlled via --with-doxygen, where an 
> explicit --without-doxygen disables generation of the C/C++ 
> documentation in odk (and --disable-odk skips the doxygen check 
> completely in configure).  Tinderboxes that have no doxygen installed 
> would need an explicit --without-doxygen to avoid configure failures. 
> (Reportedly, doxygen works well on Mac OS X and Windows, but I did not 
> check that.)

I would not like to see a new configure flag for doxygen, the odk flag suffices;
generate the documentation anyway. Otherwise it is always good to use standards.

If the generation has to be configurable, chain it to --with-help or --with-helppack-integration or so?!


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