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Current Stable Release:
Natural Docs 2.1.1
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This is the most recent stable release of Natural Docs.  This is the version most people should use.

Natural Docs is a command line application, so be sure to read the Getting Started guide to learn how to use it.

Requirements
  • Windows requires .NET 3.5 or later.  If you're using Windows 10 you already have it.

  • Linux and macOS require Mono 4.0 or later.

Release Highlights
Also from 2.1
  • Embed images in the documentation
  • Improvements for SQL, Java, SystemVerilog, Python, Lua, C++, and PHP
  • Better code fonts for macOS and Linux
  • Performance improvements
  • Full Release Notes
Development Release:
Natural Docs 2.2 (Release Candidate 1)
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Development releases are for people who want to test new features early.  However, they may not be complete yet and the program may not be as stable as the current release.

Requirements
  • Windows requires .NET 3.5 or later.  If you're using Windows 10 you already have it.

  • Linux and macOS require Mono 4.0 or later.

Release Highlights
Also from Development Release 4
  • Simpler custom home pages in Project.txt
  • Support non-Unicode source file encodings
  • More link support in XML comments
  • Fix issues with SQL and embedded images
  • Full Release Notes
Also from Development Release 3
Also from Development Release 2
Also from Development Release 1
  • Can specify a custom home page
  • Improved HTML appearance, especially on high resolution screens
  • Full Release Notes
Legacy Version:
Natural Docs 1.52
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Prior to version 2.0, Natural Docs was written in Perl.  This version is no longer actively developed but it is still available for those that want it.

Since the guides on the web site are written for the new version, use the Help folder in the zip file for instructions on how to use it.

Requirements
  • Requires Perl 5.08 or higher

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