Natural Docs
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Natural Docs requires Perl 5.8 or higher to run.  If you’re using Linux or Mac OS X, you should already have it.  If you’re using Windows and haven’t installed it yet, you can get ActiveState’s ActivePerl for free.  There are free versions available for many other platforms as well.

  • Create a folder for Natural Docs and unzip the downloaded file there.  The zip file will not create its own top-level folder.
  • On Windows it should be ready to run, though if you get error messages you may need to edit NaturalDocs.bat.  See the troubleshooting page for details.
  • On Linux you need to apply the execute attribute to the NaturalDocs file, such as with “chmod +x NaturalDocs”.
Current Release
Version 1.52
  • Bug fixes to Unicode support.
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Recent Releases
Version 1.51
  • Better Unicode support.
  • Minor bug fixes.
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Version 1.5
  • Adds syntax highlighting.
  • Adds support for named links.
  • Relicensed under AGPLv3.
  • Improved Mac file support.
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Version 1.4
  • Adds search.
  • Adds Javadoc support.
  • Can add images to the documentation.
  • Improved ActionScript and C# support.
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Version 1.35
  • Definition lists won’t start in the middle of a paragraph.
  • Can use parenthesis and partial topic names with full language support.
  • Fixed SymbolTable crash when using full language support with -do.
  • Obscure Perl parser fixes.
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Version 1.34
  • Bug fixes for ActionScript parser.
  • Status updates during long operations.
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