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Maintaining Documentation

Meshtastic documentation is an important ingredient to the overall project. We want users to hit the ground running with the information they need right at their finger tips. This section will discuss the documentation software stack, file organization, and style guides.

Software Stack

All of our documentation resides on GitHub. Instructions for setting up your GitHub account are located here.

Our documentation is powered by Docusaurus — a documentation platform built on React that utilizes markdown files. Because markdown files are easy to edit, most content changes should be fairly simple.

Another component that we use is Vercel — a platform for front-end frameworks and static sites. Instructions for setting up your instance of Vercel are located here.

Documentation Organization

SectionFile PathDescription
About Meshtasticdocs/aboutA high level explanation of Meshtastic plus everything relating to the Meshtastic mesh. This includes radio settings, mesh algorithm and encryption.
Getting Starteddocs/getting-startedInstructions on how to get the Meshtastic firmware onto a users device.
Device Settingsdocs/settingsDetails for both the device and module configurations. Details each user setting and offers explanations on their functionalities in addition to guiding the user on how to configure the device using the various clients available (Android, CLI, iOS, Web).
Hardware Detailsdocs/hardwareAny hardware related content such as officially supported radios and their peripherals such as 3d printed cases, antennas, buttons, chime, rotary encoders, and screens.
Meshtastic Softwaredocs/softwareAn overview of the current software used in conjunction with Meshtastic to include officially supported client and community applications.
Contribute to Meshtasticdocs/developersDetails of the necessary information needed for developers to start contributing to the development of the Meshtastic project.
Legaldocs/legalAny legal information. Most changes here will be handled by developers actually working on the projects that require any legal disclosures. Examples include: the Meshtastic trademark, terms of service, and privacy policy.

Quick Start

Assuming you have the prerequisites installed, running a local instance of Docusaurus takes three steps:

  1. Fork/Clone the meshtastic/meshtastic repository and navigate to the root directory of the project.

    Clone the project
    git clone
    Clone fork of the project
    git clone[username]/meshtastic.git
    Change Directory
    cd ~/Meshtastic
  2. Install Dependencies

    Install dependencies using Yarn
    yarn install
  3. Run Docusaurus

    Run node.js server
    yarn start

Before submitting a pull request, it's helpful to run the following command to ensure there are no broken links or errors:

Build Project
yarn build