I noticed that several pages are broken on https://docs.kolab.org

a couple of examples:

I once did file a patch to fix the client configuration page (https://git.kolab.org/rDdc928121f87e22602e64669bd640fd63482751d5), but I guess that was not really solving the problem.

I have now setup a Fedora 24 machine, and installed the following packages:

dnf install python-setuptools make graphviz-python graphviz-gd python-pillow python-sphinx python-sphinx-latex git lighttpd which crontabs
git clone http://git.kolab.org/diffusion/D/docs.git
cd docs
make html
mv /root/docs/build/html /var/www/htdocs
make latexpdf
mv build/latex/KolabGroupware.pdf /var/www/htdocs/
 
systemctl enable lighttpd
systemctl start lighttpd
systemctl enable crond
systemctl start crond

Every night I run a cronjob to rebuild the documentation.

You can find the result here:

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The new Kolab 3.1 documentation is written in reStructuredText, using a tool called Sqhinx which was originally created for the Python documentation.
It is much easier to edit than the Publican notation used before for the Kolab 3.0 documentation.

The website for Sqhinx is here: http://sphinx-doc.org/

Some useful links for getting started with writing documentation with Sqhinx:

You find the sources of the Kolab Documentation here: https://github.com/kolab-groupware/kolab-docs

You can fork that repository, make your own changes, even online at github.
For more complex jobs, I recommend cloning your github fork locally, and work there, and commit and push when you are happy.
See also a good tutorial at Github for this: https://help.github.com/articles/fork-a-repo

It also makes sense to build the documentation locally, and have a look at your changes.

On CentOS, you need to do this:

yum install python-setuptools make
easy_install -U Sphinx
wget http://www.graphviz.org/graphviz-rhel.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/graphviz-rhel.repo
yum install graphviz-python graphviz-gd
git clone https://<your github username>@github.com/<your github username>/kolab-docs.git
cd kolab-docs
make html

You will find the result in the directory build/html

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