[docs] [issue25296] Simple End-of-life guide covering all unsupported versions

Nick Coghlan report at bugs.python.org
Fri Oct 2 07:27:49 CEST 2015

New submission from Nick Coghlan:

Katie McLaughlin recently pointed me at PHP's summary page for the End-of-Life dates for their various releases: http://php.net/eol.php

That seems like a useful thing to offer, but we unfortunately don't currently have a great place for this kind of documentation:

- the main docs are version specific, while this kind of page should be version independent
- the update process, access control model and reader experience for python.org is too different from that for the main documentation
- ditto for the wiki
- informational PEPs are closer from an access control perspective, but aren't generated with Sphinx and are still disconnected from the main docs from a reader perspective
- it's off-topic for the developer guide

The "right" answer seems to be setting up a separate "docs" project on hg.python.org to use as the landing page for docs.python.org and for version independent information like this (the redirects already defined as part of PEP 430 should continue to handle unqualified deep links into the Python 2 docs).

I'm not sure how much reconfiguration work such a change would entail, though.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 252084
nosy: docs at python, ncoghlan
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Simple End-of-life guide covering all unsupported versions
type: enhancement

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