[MapQuery] documentation time :)

Steven M. Ottens steven at minst.net
Tue Jul 5 12:04:28 EDT 2011

  New version of the docs at

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On 7/4/2011 5:35 PM, Steven M. Ottens wrote:
> Hi all,
> I played a bit with joDoc and came up with this:
> http://mapquery.geodan.nl/jquery.mapquery.core.js.html 
> <http://mapquery.geodan.nl/jquery.mapquery.core.js.html#MapQuery.Core>
> based on
> https://github.com/stvno/mapquery/blob/master/src/jquery.mapquery.core.js
> I've take inspiration from jQuery API docs and polymaps 
> http://polymaps.org/docs/map.html The current stylesheet is the 
> default joDoc one and obviously needs a bit of love to make the docs 
> more readable. Also I would like to autogenerate internal hyperlink 
> (similar to the once on top of the polymaps link).
> And last but not least I'm having troubles with layer options like 
> types. We do want to put them somewhere, but the current position 
> isn't very nice.
> Please have a look and give feedback
> Regards,
> Steven
> On 6/30/2011 5:25 PM, Steven M. Ottens wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've finished adding new widgets to MapQuery for the moment. I 
>> created examples for all the widgets (except for mqLayerControl). We 
>> now have the proposed list for the 0.1 release:
>> -zoombuttons
>> -zoomslider
>> -overviewmap
>> -layercontrol (in this case mqLayerManager)
>> -popup with (get)featureinfo
>> +mouseposition
>> I'd like to leave mqLayerControl outside a possible first release 
>> since it's pretty much the same as mqLayerManager, but hasn't gotten 
>> much love and is a bit old fashioned (eg doesn't listen to most 
>> events). Since mqLayerManager and mqLayerControl are so much the same 
>> we might want to merge them in the future, eg make it possible to 
>> enable/disable certain features of the mqLayerManager.
>> The main issue now is: we need documentation. I prefer to generate 
>> most of the API docs from code. Which means we need to put it in some 
>> kind of format and have a system to generate a nice set of HTML 
>> files. Volker mentioned two systems:
>> -docco: http://jashkenas.github.com/docco/
>> -joDoc: https://github.com/davebalmer/joDoc/ 
>> <https://github.com/davebalmer/joDoc>
>> So the questions are:
>> -Have people used other systems to generate docs for javascript?
>> -Any preferences?
>> -Do the current widgets and examples make sense?
>> -Is something vital missing?
>> -Anyone time to write docs?
>> -Anyone time to write tests?
>> regards,
>> Steven
>> ps. I've got an ubuntu server which we can use for the moment to 
>> generate and host docs and 'autobuilds' until someone figured out how 
>> to do this on github itself. So any system should run ubuntu (10.04 
>> LTS) without too much hassle at least.
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