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Major Components

Dendron Engine

This is responsible for Dendron’s hierarchal index and lookup capabilities. It also contains Dendron specific markdown parsers.

Dendron Plugin

This is the Dendron VSCode extension.

Dendron Common All

This is a bunch of types and utilities that is consumed by multiple Dendron dependencies

Dendron Common Server

This is common utilities that are used by server-side versions of Dendron (currently, this is the only available built of Dendron - in the future, the plan is to have a browser only client)

Dendron CLI

This package lets you access Dendron via CLI. You can currently use it to build a Dendron vault into a Dendron compatible site. In the future, we plan on exposing all the functionality of Dendron via the CLI.

Dendron Server

This packages contains the vscode LSP server implementation for Dendron. The LSP server will start the Dendron Express Server in order to query the engine.

Dendron Express Server

This package contains the express server implementation for Dendron.

Dendron Express Client

This package contains the nodejs API client for the Dendron Express Server


Dendron Plugin <-> LSP Server <-> Express Server <-> Dendron Engine

Non-LSP Functionality

Dendron Plugin <-> Express Server


  • if no server is set
Dendron CLI <-> Dendron Engine
  • if server is set (able to use engine instead of re-indexing)
Dendron CLI <-> Express Server <-> Dendron Engine

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