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# decker

A markdown based tool for slide deck creation.

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## Installation

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Pick a [published release](tags), download and unpack:
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``` {.sh}
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gunzip decker.gz
chmod a+x decker
```

## Installation from source

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1.  Install [stack](https://docs.haskellstack.org/en/stable/README/).
2.  Clone this repo.
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3.  `cd decker`
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4.  `make install`
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## External tools

Decker uses a few external tools that need to be installed on the system:

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-   [*ssh*](https://www.openssh.com) for publishing slide decks and resources
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-   [*rsync*](http://formulae.brew.sh/repos/Homebrew/homebrew-core/formula/rsync)
    for publishing slide decks and resources
-   [*unzip*](http://formulae.brew.sh/repos/Homebrew/homebrew-core/formula/unzip)
    to extract resources from the decker executable
-   [*decktape*](https://github.com/astefanutti/decktape) to convert HTML slide
    decks to PDF format
-   [*LaTeX* with pdflatex](https://www.latex-project.org) to generate LaTeX in
    PDF-files and embedded Tikz figures
-   [*Graphviz*](http://graphviz.org) to generate graphs using `dot`
-   [*Gnuplot*](http://gnuplot.sourceforge.net) to generate graphs using `dot`
-   [*pdf2svg*](https://github.com/dawbarton/pdf2svg) to generate SVG files from
    PDF documents
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-   [*sassc*](https://github.com/sass/sassc) to compile SCSS to CSS
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### Installation of external tools on macOS

Use [Homebrew](https://brew.sh) to install most of them.

``` {.sh}
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brew install rsync unzip graphviz gnuplot pdf2svg sassc
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```

For the rest follow instructions on their respective webites.

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## Usage

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*decker* behaves very much like a build tool. It works recursively on the
current directory and all subdirectories. Markdown files ending on `.md` in
those directories are processed and converted to either a reveal.js slide show,
a HTML document, or a PDF document, depending on the file name.
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-   `*-deck.md`
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    Files with this ending are processed as silde decks. From one source file
    potentially four different targets can be generated:
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    -   `*-deck.html` A reveal.js based slide show
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    -   `*-handout.hmtl` A HTML document containing the speaker notes to the
        slide show.
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    -   `*-deck.pdf` A PDF version of the slide show
    -   `*-handout.pdf` A PDF version of the handout

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-   `*-page.md`
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    Markdown files ending on `*-page.md` are translated into corresponding HTML
    or PDF documents.
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## *decker* targets

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-   `decker help`
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    Prints a help document to stdout in Markdown format.
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-   `decker html`

    Builds HTML versions of all available documents.

-   `decker pdf`
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    Builds PDF versions of all documents that are generated from `*-page.md`
    files.
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-   `decker pdf-decks`

    Builds PDF versions of all slide decks (requires `decktape.sh`).
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-   `decker watch`
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    Builds HTML versions of all documents and then watches for document changes.
    Each change to a watched document triggers a rebuild. Watching can be
    terminated with `^C`.
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-   `decker server`
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    Like `decker watch`. Additionally a local web server is started that serves
    the generated HTML files. The `*-deck.html` file is openend in the browser.
    Changed files are reloaded in the browser. (still requires `livereloadx`)
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-   `decker example`
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    Write a few example files to the current directory. To start exploring
    decker type
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    ``` {.bash}
    $ decker example
    $ decker server
    ```

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    and make some changes to the Markdown files. `example-deck.md` contains the
    source code for a slide deck that is supposed to (someday) explain most of
    the features supported.
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-   `decker clean`
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    Recursively removes all generated files from the current directory.
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-   `decker plan`
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    Prints a list of all source files found below the current directory.

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-   `decker meta`
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    Pretty prints all meta data that can be found in `*.yaml` files in the
    current directory and below. Meta data is mainly used to perform
    substitutions in Markdown documents using the Mustache templating system.
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-   `decker publish`
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    Publish the generated files to a remote location using `rsync` if the
    location is specified in the meta data. The keys `rsync-destination.host`
    and `rsync-destination.path` specify the publishing destination.
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## Contributions

### Pull requests

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Contributions are accepted via pull requests. Before working on a feature,
please write up an issue and discuss it with the other developers.
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### CI build checks

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The decker repository has a GitLab CI runner configured, that builds and runs
all tests for each commit on every branch. Look at the status display for recent
run of the [CI pipelines](pipelines).
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### Haskell source code formatting

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Haskell soure code readability depends heavily on consistent formatting
conventions. With decker, formatting is automated using the excellent
[hindent]() tool. Formatting is checked for each commit that is uploaded to the
GitLab repository.