[IPython-user] Time for documentation infrastructure overhaul?
Ville M. Vainio
Tue Aug 21 13:10:49 CDT 2007
On 8/21/07, Fernando Perez <email@example.com> wrote:
> Yes, I've been looking into this recently already, esp. now that
> python-dev made the transition, so much of the groundwork is now done
> and (hopefully) reasonably tested. The person who did the lion's
Ah, I see. It's a rather recent, but apparently succesful effort.
Places to look:
http://svn.python.org/projects/doctools/ (the actual software)
> Unfortunately it seems that having LyX-based docs (which is freely
> available for Win32 and OSX) is a barrier for many, and there's
> nothing I can do to change that.
One barrier is that it's one external tool that is needed, as opposed
to just depending on something that can be easy_install:ed. ReST is
also usable as-is (without conversion of any kind), which is a big
> - Export the existing manual and new_design documents from latex to
> reST, using the tools from Python-dev. This might require asking
> Georg Brandl, I don't know where the tools are.
This should be a sufficient first target; as you say, this is
necessarily a gradual process and we can publish intermediate results
like the ReST file. After that, edits/improvements can be done there
while we continue to publish the pdf file based on the old lyx doc.
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