[Buildbot-devel] Buildbot documentation in RST/Sphinx

Simon Kennedy sdk at sffjunkie.co.uk
Sat Mar 19 20:33:46 UTC 2011

On 19/03/2011 18:29, Dustin J. Mitchell wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 1:25 PM, Simon Kennedy<sdk at sffjunkie.co.uk>  wrote:
>> Yes, I did see that. However my brain just can't quite process the
>> information when it's presented like that. I get distracted with small
>> things like trying to grab hold of the scroll bar as it's so small in
>> long docs, or work out where I am in the doc. It's sort an allergy. And
>> so I discount all documentation as a single page without looking as I
>> feel like I would be fighting the docs not absorbing the information.
> I'll refrain from sugggesting two-finger scrolling ;)

Two fingers eh! Unfortunately my new magic trackpad is currently with 
the mac at home otherwise I'd join you.

> I like the long format because I can use "find" to find exactly the
> parameter I need without skimming the table of contents, but at the
> end of the day I won't argue that it's inconvenient, and Sphinx's
> built-in JavaScript-based search is much better.
>> Yes, RST+Sphinx is a nice combination. In the future all docs will be
>> made that way :-J
> Jacob Kaplan-Moss's PyCon talk certainly suggested that!  Also, it's
> the only format accepted by readthedocs.com.
>> Unfortunately it was all done by hand. I'll look at the best way of
>> updating the docs and let you know.
> The other devs are too busy working on the code at the moment to make
> the transition, so the ticket is assigned to the 0.8.5 milestone, but
> if you can translate it in the next month or so, we can even get it
> into 0.8.4.

It should be doable in that time frame. I'll get started.

Simon Kennedy

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