[docs] MOBI format for DOCs

Sandro Tosi sandro.tosi at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 21:10:57 CET 2011

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 20:47, Nick Efford <N.D.Efford at leeds.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Mar 2011, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>> Since Python 3.2, we started to ship documentation in EPUB format,
>> meant to be read by mobile devices. AFAIK MOBI is used only on Palm
>> devices, and it seems some are also able to read EPUB. What's exactly
>> the reason for your request. It seems Palm is going to be less and
>> less used, do we really need this format?
> Sandro,
> MOBI is the native format for the Amazon Kindle.

Oh, I didn't know that, and from what I read on Internet, Kindle
doesn't support EPUB.

> Given the
> popularity of this device, I think it might be a good idea to
> support MOBI alongside EPUB.

I agree, so we just need to make Sphinx (our doc generator) support
MOBI - Georg, is this already in program or brand new request?

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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