Wiki Infrastructure Overview

The wiki is built using the static site generator Sphinx from source written in reStructured Text markup and hosted on Github here.

The wiki has several sections:

  • Common holds pages that are common to all vehicles like the Optional Hardware section of the wikis. The pages all have the common- prefix and are stored in the /common/source/docs/ directory. Common images are in the images directory. Common configuration information for the Wiki Sphinx build is stored in /
  • Each vehicle or ground station has a separate folder in the repository (e.g. ‘/copter’, ‘/plane’) which contains its own source and configuration files ( Corresponding images are stored in the /images/ subfolder.

The build script copies the common topics into specified (in source) target wikis directories and then build them.

The Vagrantfile can be used by Vagrant to set up a local build environment independent of your host system. (Vagrant is a software tool that allows for the quick and automated setup of a virtual machine on your host operating system). This allows you to edit the source in your host computer but manage the build inside Vagrant. You can also manually set up a build environment (just inspect the Vagrantfile for dependencies).

The wikis use a common theme that provides the top menu bar.