Rendering the documentation with Docker Compose

This workflow is very similar to Rendering the documentation with Docker, it uses the same Docker image, but the commands for running it are slightly different.

This workflow is especially recommended for platforms where the source / run command may not work, but should work fine on all platforms.


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  1. Install Docker and Docker Compose

  2. Create a docker-compose.yml file


    Some of our repositories already contain this, for example the TYPO3 Contribution Guide - Core Development or this guide.

    You can create the file in the project directory.

    version: '3'
        image: t3docs/render-documentation:latest
        command: makehtml
          - ./:/PROJECT:ro
          - ./Documentation-GENERATED-temp:/RESULT
  3. Run docker-compose

    docker-compose run --rm t3docmake
  4. See output of command for generated HTML start file

    You can use one of these commands to open the generated file in the browser:

    xdg-open "Documentation-GENERATED-temp/Result/project/0.0.0/Index.html"