[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] Documentation switch imminent

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Wed Aug 15 19:16:10 CEST 2007

On 8/15/07, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> Brett Cannon schrieb:
> > On 8/14/07, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> >> Now that the converted documentation is fairly bug-free, I want to
> >> make the switch.
> >>
> >> I will replace the old Doc/ trees in the trunk and py3k branches
> >> tomorrow, moving over the reST ones found at
> >> svn+ssh://svn.python.org/doctools/Doc-{26,3k}.
> >
> > First, that address is wrong; missing a 'trunk' in there.
> Sorry again.

Not a problem.  I also noticed, though, that the user (pythondev) is
missing as well.  =)

> > Second, are we going to keep the docs in a separate tree forever, or
> > is this just for now?
> They will be moved (in a few minutes...) to the location where the
> Latex docs are now.

Yep, just did an update.

> > I am not thinking so much about the tools, but
> > whether we will need to do two separate commits in order to make code
> > changes *and* change the docs?  Or are you going to add an externals
> > dependency in the trees to their respective doc directories?
> No separate commits will be needed to commit changes to the docs.
> However, the tool to build the docs will not be in the tree under Doc/,
> but continue to be maintained in the doctools/ toplevel project.


> I spoke with Martin about including them as externals, but we agreed that
> they are not needed and cost too much time on every "svn up".  Instead,
> the Doc/ makefile checks out the tools in a separate directory and runs
> them from there. (The Doc/README.txt file explains this in more detail.)

Seems simple enough!  Thanks again for doing this, Georg (and the doc SIG)!


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