[SciPy-Dev] Contributing to the Documentation

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Thu Aug 1 16:29:05 CDT 2013

On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 11:10 PM, Juan Luis Cano <juanlu001@gmail.com> wrote:

>  On 08/01/2013 10:41 PM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 10:37 PM, Andreas Hilboll <lists@hilboll.de> wrote:
>> Am Do 01 Aug 2013 22:22:02 CEST schrieb Juan Luis Cano:
>>  > On 08/01/2013 07:56 PM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
>> >>
>> >>     On the contribution page you encourage enhancements to scipy's
>> >>     documentation - is still so, and - if yes - do you prefer pull
>> >>     requests
>> >>     (via Github) or is it better to use the documentation wiki?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> We indeed prefer pull requests, those are quite a bit easier to
>> >> review and merge. We keep the documentation wiki for people who just
>> >> want to make a quick edit or are uncomfortable working with git.
>> >
>> > What about the "Edit" button on GitHub?
>>  That just creates a fork and sends a pull request, all "under the hood".
>  I think Juan knows that, the question is whether we'd like people to use
> that instead of the doc wiki. To be honest I don't know, haven't tried it
> myself yet. If it works well then maybe yes, but probably only for small
> edits (unless you can go back and add more commits to the same PR.
>  Ralf
> Yes, I was thinking of using GitHub edition instead of the wiki for little
> changes. The good thing, as Ralf points out, is that you can add new
> commits.
> Are there any numbers of editions submitted through the wiki lately?
> Because if people is not using it anyway, that system could be dropped in
> favor of GitHub. I don't think Edit + solving PR is more difficult than the
> wiki.

Not a huge amount, but still regular edits (thanks mainly to Tim Cera)
adding up to 1000s of words for every release. The wiki also has some
advantages if you'd want to edit larger amounts of docs, like a system to
indicate if a docstring is draft / for review / reviewed, and the option to
render a page (helps to fix formatting issues). But yes, overall I'd still
prefer PRs over wiki edits.

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