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Ask HN: Which tool for generating aesthetically pleasing C++ reference docs?
8 points by starbugs 4 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments
Doxygen output is not exactly beautiful or state of the art. Tools that take doxygen XMLs and convert them to something visually pleasing and usable seem to be a mixed bag.

Are there any great projects you'd recommend?

I'm making https://doctory.io , but it's half baked.

don't use it, cause it is under development.

I've looked into your tool. To be honest, I don't really get it. How do I get started about creating a documentation?

I'd recommend having a look at sphinx together with exhale https://exhale.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

I do like some feedbacks if you want to try it.

you need to add a config file (json) under your project's root directory, like this one:


to specify the folder of your project that contains the doxygen config file.

Looking for a mature tool, but thanks for posting. I'll give it a try and let you know what we think.

since I'm making a solution, I did do some research. if you are looking for a hosted solution, https://breathe.readthedocs.io/en/latest/readthedocs.html

readthedocs + breathe might be the best right now.

I have seen someone making really good looking doxygen skins, like this


but I don't know if it is opensource.

I really didn't find too many options. That's why I want to build doctory.io. let me know if you find more.


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