[Python-ideas] docs.python.org

Stefan Krah stefan at bytereef.org
Mon Oct 29 13:02:40 CET 2012

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 8:36 PM, Stefan Krah <stefan at bytereef.org> wrote:
> > As for promotion, I just noticed that searching for "Python 3" gives this
> > as the first result:
> >
> > http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.0/
> The second result is the current docs at http://docs.python.org/3.3/,
> which is pretty useful, *except* that the docs have no pointer to the
> corresponding release page. Perhaps the existing "Welcome" paragraph
> should be extended with a reference to the appropriate release page?

I think that's probably not necessary. Someone who is really searching
for the newest version will of course find it.

Getting rid of 3.0 in the top search results is more of an image thing.
3.0 is associated with "this new experimental version with virtually
no packages that support it".

For the casual searcher who might be trying to decide between Python and
other languages it would be nice to have more 3.3 links, hopefully sending
the message "a better Python with many more features and Django/Twisted
support just around the corner".

> (Also: very nice work to everyone that helped make the version
> switcher a reality)

I agree, the docs.python.org changes are a great improvement. Thanks everyone.

Stefan Krah

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