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Contributing to Documentation

Kraken website and documentation are kept in separate repository:

Reporting Problems and Enhancements Proposals

If you find any problem in the website or in the documentation, or there is missing anything then please go to issue tracker on GitHub and look around if the problem is already reported and if no then create a new issue (problem or an improvement request).

Preparing Website and Docs Changes

Kraken website and documentation are built using Docusaurus 2, a modern static website generator.

Setting up Environment

Docusaurus web page advices to install and use yarn. There is a defect that on some installations yarn may hang during package resolve or fetch. Therefore it is recommended to not install yarn and use only npm. All commands below use npm instead of yarn. However, if you have succesfully installed yarn, you can use it instead of npm with the same command syntax.

Step 1: Install npm

Follow your operating system's method to install npm, for example for Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt install npm

Step 2: Clone reposirory

Fork repository and clony your own copy::

$ git clone [email protected]:<username>/website.git

Step 3: Install Docusaurus dependencies

Go to website repository and execute npm install command, for example:

$ cd website
$ npm install

It has been observed that npm may have problems with installing dependencies on Ubuntu 18.04 - upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 resolves this issue.

Local Development

$ npm start

This command starts a local development server and open up a browser window. Most changes to the website are reflected live without having to restart the server.


$ npm run build

This command generates static content into the build directory. This directory can be served using any static contents hosting service.

Submitting Changes

When you have your changes ready then follow these steps.

  1. Push your changes to your repository.
  2. Submit a pull request, referencing any issues it addresses.

We will review your pull request as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing!