[Numpy-discussion] Question about memmap

Gökhan SEVER gokhansever at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 03:33:19 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:26 AM, Scott Sinclair <scott.sinclair.za at gmail.com
> wrote:

> > 2009/6/10 David Goldsmith <d_l_goldsmith at yahoo.com>:
> >
> > My present job - and the Summer Numpy Doc Marathon - is premised on
> making changes/additions through the Wiki; if anyone other than registered
> developers is to be messing w/ the rst, it's news to me.  At this point,
> someone who knows should please step in and clearly explain the relationship
> between the Wiki and the rst (or point to the place on the Wiki where this
> is explained).  Thanks!
> >
> > DG
> To add to Robert's eplanation.
> The front page of the Doc-Wiki says:
> "You do not need to be a SciPy developer to contribute, as any
> documentation changes committed directly to the Subversion repository
> by developers are automatically propogated here on a daily basis. This
> means that you can be sure the documentation reflected here is in sync
> with the most recent Scipy development efforts."
> All of the documentation in the Wiki is actually stored as plain text
> in rst format (this is what you see when you click on the edit link).
> The files are stored in a separate subversion repository to the
> official NumPy and SciPy repositories. The Doc-Wiki simply renders the
> rst formatted text and provides nice functionality for editing and
> navigating the documentation.
> For documentation to get from the Wiki's repo to the main NumPy and
> SciPy repo's someone (with commit privileges) must make a patch and
> apply it. Visit http://docs.scipy.org/numpy/patch/ and generate a
> patch to see what I mean.
> Any changes a developer checks into the main repo's will automatically
> be propogated to the Doc-Wiki repo once a day, to avoid things getting
> to confused.
> The upshot is, if you're a developer you can commit doc changes
> directly to the main repos. If you are not you can edit the rst docs
> in the Doc-Wiki and this will be committed to the main repos at some
> convenient time (usually just before a release).

Thanks for the clarification. It seems like the Wiki system simplifies the
documentation process way much.
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