Sphinx 1.4-beta1 released

Takayuki Shimizukawa shimizukawa at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 08:54:00 EST 2016

Hi all,

I'm very happy to announce the release of Sphinx 1.4-beta1 available on the
Python package index at <http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Sphinx/1.4b1>.
This is the first beta release for Sphinx 1.4 that includes:
* 13 features
* 4 incompatible changes
* 14 fixes of bugs/buglets
from the 1.4a1 version of Sphinx.

For the full changelog, go to <
Thanks to all coraborators and contributers!

What's new in 1.4 (very short version)?

Features added


* I18N: figure substitutions by language and figure_language_filename
* Config: suppress_warnings to suppress arbitrary warning message


* Directive: glossary term supports grouping key for index entries by using
classifier syntax (experimental)
* Directive: Support Imgmath (pngmath with svg support).
* Builder: XeTeX and LuaTeX for the LaTeX builder.
* Builder: Add the ``dummy`` builder: syntax check without output.
* Builder: Add EPUB 3 builder (experimental)
* Search: Chinese language search index.
* Search: Japanese language search index by using Janome
* Search: splitter customization for Japanese language search index
* Domain: cpp domain improvements
* Ext: Add sphinx.ext.githubpages to publish the docs on GitHub Pages
* Ext: Add ``sphinx.ext.autosectionlabel`` extension to allow reference
  sections using its title.
* API: Add Sphinx.add_source_parser() to add source_suffix and
source_parsers from extension
* Image recognition by using  ``imagesize`` package w/o PIL/Pillow

Incompatible changes


* manpage writer: don't make whole of item in definition list bold if it
includes strong node.
* Remove hint message from quick search box for html output.


* sphinx_rtd_theme has become optional. Please install it manually.
* :confval:`html_extra_path` also copies dotfiles in the extra directory,
  refers to :confval:`exclude_patterns` to exclude extra files and
* Under glossary directive, each terms are converted into individual
``term`` nodes and ``termsep`` node is removed.
  By this change, output layout of every builders are changed a bit.
* The default highlight language is now Python 3.  This means that source
  is highlighted as Python 3 (which is mostly a superset of Python 2), and
  parsing is attempted to distinguish valid code.
* `Locale Date Markup Language
  ``"MMMM dd, YYYY"`` is default forma for `today_fmt` and
  However strftime format like ``"%B %d, %Y"`` is also supported for
  compatibility until Sphinx-1.5. Later format will be disabled from

What is it?

Sphinx is a tool that makes it easy to create intelligent and beautiful
documentation for Python projects (or other documents consisting of
multiple reStructuredText source files).

Website: http://sphinx-doc.org/
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