Re: Kernel docs: muddying the waters a bit

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Wed May 04 2016 - 10:58:38 EST

On Wed, 4 May 2016 16:18:27 +0200
Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > I'd really like to converge on the markup question, so that we can start
> > using all the cool stuff with impunity in gpu documentations.
> Aside: If we decide this now I could send in a pull request for the
> rst/sphinx kernel-doc support still for 4.7 (based upon the minimal
> markdown/asciidoc code I still have). That would be really awesome ...

Sorry for my relative absence...I'm still busy dealing with bureaucracy
an ocean away from home. I hope to begin emerging from this mess in the
near future.

So ... there's the code you have, the work I (+Jani) did, and the work
Markus has done. Which would you have me push into 4.7?

The sphinx/rst approach does seem, to me, to be the right one, with the
existing DocBook structure remaining in place for those who want/need
it. I'm inclined toward my stuff as a base to work with, obviously :) But
it's hackish at best and needs a lot of cleaning up. It's a proof of
concept, but it's hardly finished (one might say it's barely begun...)

In the end, I guess, I feel that anything we might try to push for 4.7 is
going to look rushed and not ready, and Linus might react accordingly.
I'd be more comfortable aiming for 4.8. I *will* have more time to focus
on things in that time frame... I suspect you're pretty well fed up with
this stuff being pushed back, and rightly so. All I can do is apologize.

That said, if you do think there's something out there that is good
enough to consider pushing in a week or two, do tell and we can all take
a look.