Scripts overview

Scripts overview

This section provides an overview of scripts used by the OpenStack documentation project grouped by repositories they are stored in.

openstack-doc-tools repository

Generates the sitemap.xml file.
Contains scripts for building documents in the openstack-manuals repository. Used inside the tox environments.

os_doc_tools directory

Checks JSON files. Used for the API guides.

openstack-manuals repository

Several scripts currently reside in the openstack-manuals repository. It may be beneficial to consolidate these into the openstack-doc-tools repository.
Generates static, template-based HTML files for See Template generator details for details.
Synchronizes the Glossary, common files, and some translations across multiple repositories, including api-site and security-doc.
Publishdocs job uses this script to publish documentation to


  • openstack-doc-tools must be released so it can be pinned in requirements files, enabling automation to work across repositories.
  • There are many undocumented synchronizations (automated and manual) between the various documentation repositories. These should be documented.
  • There are a several jobs that must be run regularly, for example, updating the sitemap.xml file and the command line configuration reference. These should be documented.
  • Some manual jobs should be automated. For example, the sitemap.xml file should be automatically updated by the Gerritbot.
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