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API-Site repository

This repository contains API documentation for the OpenStack project.

For details, see OpenStack Documentation Contributor Guide, which includes these pages:

  • API Quick Start
  • API Guide (in progress)

In addition to these documents, this repository contains:

  • Landing page for www
  • Writing your first OpenStack application tutorial (in progress): firstapp

To complete code reviews in this repository, use the standard OpenStack Gerrit workflow. For details, see Gerrit Workflow.


To build the documentation locally, you must install Python and Python Tox.

To install Tox for Ubuntu 14.04 or later:

apt-get install python-tox python-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev

To build all the documentation after installing Python and Tox:

tox -e docs

To build an individual document, such as the API Guide:

tox -e api-quick-start

The locally-built output files are found in a publish-docs directory.

"Writing your First OpenStack Application" tutorial

To build the "Writing your first OpenStack application" tutorial, you must install Graphviz.

To install Graphviz for Ubuntu 12.04 or later or Debian 7 ("wheezy") or later:

apt-get install graphviz

On Fedora 22 and later:

dnf install graphviz

On openSUSE:

zypper install graphviz

On Mac OSX with Homebrew installed:

brew install graphviz

Build and update API docs

Refer to the OpenStack Documentation Contributor Guide for more information.

Run tests

To use the same tests that are used as part of our Jenkins gating jobs, install the Python tox package and run tox from the top-level directory.

To run individual tests:

  • tox -e linters - Niceness tests
  • tox -e checkbuild - Builds all of the documents in this repository

To run these tests, the Tox package uses the OpenStack doc tools package.


Our community welcomes everyone who is interested in open source cloud computing and encourages you to join the OpenStack Foundation.

The best way to get involved with the community is to talk with others online or at a meetup and offer contributions through our processes, the OpenStack wiki, blogs, or on IRC at #openstack on

We welcome all types of contributions, from blueprint designs to documentation to testing to deployment scripts.

To contribute to the documents, see OpenStack Documentation Contributor Guide.


File bugs on Launchpad and not through GitHub:



To learn more about the OpenStack project, see OpenStack.

Release Notes

Release notes for the project can be found at: