[Python-Dev] Moving the developer docs?

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Sep 23 16:18:42 CEST 2010

  On 23/09/2010 15:16, R. David Murray wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2010 23:35:02 +1000, Nick Coghlan<ncoghlan at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Antoine Pitrou<solipsis at pitrou.net>  wrote:
>>> The practicality argument of being able to edit those docs without
>>> having to master a separate (pydotorg) workflow sounds quite strong to
>>> me.
>> This is the key point for me. For developer controlled stuff, the
>> easiest place to have it if we want it kept up to date is in the
>> source tree. Second best is the wiki. Having it off in a separately
>> managed repository (that exists for perfectly valid reasons, since a
>> lot of the content *isn't* developer controlled) is annoying.
>> That said, in this case, what's the advantage of the source tree over
>> the wiki? To include it in the main docs, so people reading them
>> offline can still see the contribution workflow?
> I'd *much* rather edit rst files than futz with a web interface when
> editing docs.  The wiki also somehow feels "less official".
> I do think exposing our development process to the wider user community
> by including them in the main docs could foster additional community
> involvement, but I don't have a strong opinion on that aspect of it.
> For me the change is about making it easier for the dev community
> (who are using/creating the development infrastructure) to update the
> relevant documentation.

+1 Keeping the dev docs in the development tree sounds good to me 
(however they are deployed to the web - but preferably automagically).


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